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Fly Fishing in Rivers and Streams: The Techniques and Tactics of Streamcraft

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Learn to fly fish from an expert and bring in the big catch

As a newcomer to fly-fishing, you might frighten and lose fish simply because you haven't learned streamcraft, the art of stalking fish in moving water. Fly Fishing in Rivers and Streams teaches you how to master this art. The author explains how to angle successfully in every situation and in any stream, from brook to river.

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Overview

Learn to fly fish from an expert and bring in the big catch

As a newcomer to fly-fishing, you might frighten and lose fish simply because you haven't learned streamcraft, the art of stalking fish in moving water. Fly Fishing in Rivers and Streams teaches you how to master this art. The author explains how to angle successfully in every situation and in any stream, from brook to river.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071494335
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Lawton is a regular contributor to the online fishing magazine Fish & Fly and the author of Nymph Fishing: A History of

the Art and Practice. He has fished throughout North America.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     8
Rods, Reels, Lines and Leaders     10
The Right Rod     12
Choosing a Reel     16
Considering the Fly Line     18
Leaders and Tippets     20
Equipment and Accessories     28
Bits and Pieces     30
Polarized Sunglasses     33
Landing Nets     35
Carrying Everything     37
Preparing for the Trip     38
Wading     42
Wading Equipment     44
Wading Techniques     46
Fishing and Wading     49
Which Fly to Use?     52
Reading the Rises     54
Nymph or Dry Fly?     57
Match the Hatch     58
Familiar Favorites     60
Attractor Patterns     60
Presentation and Confidence     61
Streamcraft     66
Finding Feeding Fish     68
Thinking Like a Hunter     72
Matters of Strategy     78
Casts That Catch Fish     80
Playing and Landing Fish     84
Keeping a Low Profile     86
Controlling the Fish     88
Catch and Release     91
Enjoying the River     96
Blending In     98
Types of Rivers     100
Threats to Angling     103
Conservation     106
Fishing Further Afield     108
Research and Planning     110
Guided Fishing     117
Where to Fish     120
Some Essential Flies     122
Dry Flies     124
Nymphs     127
Streamers     129
Practical Knots     132
Arbor Knot     135
Trilene Knot     135
Albright Knot     136
Surgeon's Knot     136
Improved Clinch Knot     137
Nail or Tube Knot     138
Surgeon's Loop     139
Loop-to-Loop Connection     139
Conversion Formulae, Further Reading and Contact Information     140
Index     141
Acknowledgments and Photographic Credits     144
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