Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got Caught That Way

Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got Caught That Way

by John Gierach, Barry Glickman, Barry Glickman
     
 

This intimate glimpse behind John Gierach's vise focuses on the trout flies he has found most successful and how he ties them. There are chapters on how he developed as a fly tyer - from being a hopeless tinkerer who tried every pattern there was to settling on a large handful of favorite patterns that now catch most of his trout. Gierach explores the tools he uses

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This intimate glimpse behind John Gierach's vise focuses on the trout flies he has found most successful and how he ties them. There are chapters on how he developed as a fly tyer - from being a hopeless tinkerer who tried every pattern there was to settling on a large handful of favorite patterns that now catch most of his trout. Gierach explores the tools he uses for tying and advocates those that are simple and basic (and few), and he also makes his case for use of natural materials. Then there are chapters on the flies themselves - small, medium, and large mayflies (which is how he arranges them in his fly boxes), spinners, midges, caddis, hoppers, nymphs, and streamers.Throughout, the book is punctuated with fishing stories and observations on days astream as well as days at his vise, all in Gierach's inimitable style . . . rambling a little, following this thread and that, always full of wit and deft experience and that special down-home style that has made him America's favorite fly-fishing author. No John Gierach fan will want to miss this delightful book on the heart of all fly fishing: the fly. (6 1/4 X 9 1/4, 196 pages, illustrations)

Editorial Reviews

Sports Illustrated
If Mark Twain were alive and a modern-day fly fisherman, he still would be hard put to top John Gierach.
USA Today
Gierach's skill lies in turning maddening frustration into fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585741397
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1900
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.79(d)

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