Fly Fishing Strategies & Tactics: How to Hook and Land More Trout

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This book is a complete how-to guide with clear, concise descriptions of the best surface and subsurface techniques to help catch more trout. Included is information about the rise, lies, foods, tying knots, reading moving water and much more. Inside are more than 200 photographs. From learning about trout habitat and choosing fly-fishing equipment to casting techniques and landing trout, this book will make ...
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Overview


This book is a complete how-to guide with clear, concise descriptions of the best surface and subsurface techniques to help catch more trout. Included is information about the rise, lies, foods, tying knots, reading moving water and much more. Inside are more than 200 photographs. From learning about trout habitat and choosing fly-fishing equipment to casting techniques and landing trout, this book will make the beginner or the veteran a more successful angler, no matter where they fish for trout.

Chapters Include:

  • Fly-Fishing Equipment
  • Basic Fly-Fishing Skills
  • Trout & Their Environment
  • Subsurface Fly-Fishing Techniques
  • Surface Fly-Fishing Techniques
  • Hooking & Landing Trout
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589232198
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Series: Freshwater Angler Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Fly-Fishing Equipment 6
Fly Rods 8
Reels 14
Fly Lines 18
Fly Leaders & Tippets 23
Clothing 26
Accessories 28
Wading Gear 34
Basic Fly-Fishing Skills 38
Fly-Fishing Knots 40
Fly Casting 48
Trout & Their Environment 62
Trout Basics 64
Senses 66
The Rise 72
Trout Stream Habitat 76
Gradient, Current Speed & Bottom Type 80
Common Types of Trout Streams 83
The Mechanics of Moving Water 84
Trout Lies 88
Trout Foods 94
Checking Food Availability 108
Subsurface Fly-Fishing Techniques 110
Approaching Trout 112
Fishing the Subsurface 114
Shot-and-Indicator Nymphing 116
Hinged-Leader Nymphing 122
Weighted Nymph Technique 128
Upstream Dead Drift 130
The Sawyer Method 134
The Leisenring Lift 138
The Wet-Fly Swing 140
High-Sticking in Pocket Water 142
The Brooks Method 145
The Deep Streamer Swing 150
The Countdown Method 154
Surface Fly-Fishing Techniques 156
Getting Started 158
Surface Fishing Equipment 160
Seeing the Fly 166
General Technique 168
Upstream Techniques 172
Cross-Stream Techniques 178
Downstream Techniques 182
Blind Fishing 186
Index 188
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