Hatches Made Simple: A Universal Guide to Selecting the Right Fly at the Proper Time

Hatches Made Simple: A Universal Guide to Selecting the Right Fly at the Proper Time

by Charles R. Meck
     
 

The essence of trout fishing with a fly is understanding hatches. That quest for understanding has spawned an entire literature of fly fishing.
Meck's genius is to show the angler that the understanding we need to catch fish is not the memorization of hundreds of bugs and their Latin names. The key to successful fishing is using the right fly at the right time (

Overview

The essence of trout fishing with a fly is understanding hatches. That quest for understanding has spawned an entire literature of fly fishing.
Meck's genius is to show the angler that the understanding we need to catch fish is not the memorization of hundreds of bugs and their Latin names. The key to successful fishing is using the right fly at the right time ("matching the hatch"). The Hatches Made Simple for the first time identifies the broad patterns by which hatches happen. For example, light tan colored mayflies tend to hatch at certain times, and drab gray mayflies hatch at other times. Instead of memorizing all the individual insects, the angler just needs to learn the timing of the patterns to these hatches. Armed with a knowledge of those patterns, matching the hatch becomes an entirely new game. More knowledge equals more fish.

Editorial Reviews

John Randolph
Charlie Meck knows more about American hatches than any other writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881505580
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Charles R. Meck is the author of 12 books and countless articles on fly fishing. His books include Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; Mid-Atlantic Trout Streams and Their Hatches, Arizona Trout Streams and Their Hatches, and The Hatches Made Simple. He spends his summers in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania, and his winters in Mesa, Arizona.

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