L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook

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With colorful, concise, and easy-to-follow illustrations, The L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook offers a fun introduction to the sport. This friendly volume coaches readers on the basics of fly-casting and assembly of tackle without demanding that the reader invest tons of time and money. The goal here is getting started, and this useful, portable book won’t sit on the shelf—it’s meant to be taken outdoors for easy consultation. Author Dave Whitlock covers the foods fish eat and how to imitate those foods, details ...

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Overview

With colorful, concise, and easy-to-follow illustrations, The L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook offers a fun introduction to the sport. This friendly volume coaches readers on the basics of fly-casting and assembly of tackle without demanding that the reader invest tons of time and money. The goal here is getting started, and this useful, portable book won’t sit on the shelf—it’s meant to be taken outdoors for easy consultation. Author Dave Whitlock covers the foods fish eat and how to imitate those foods, details the necessary fly assortment for novices, and provides a useful glossary. Chapters added in this edition include approaches to saltwater fish species, ethics and sportsmanship, and methods for fishing from boats and float tubes.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The beginner could not find a better guide."—Fly Fisherman magazine "An excellent introduction to the art of wooing a fish with a fly."—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592282937
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: L. L. Bean Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 789,503
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Whitlock, one of America's most versatile fishermen, brings his remarkable skills in art, fly-fishing instruction, and fly tying to this important book. Dave is also the author of the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing for Bass Handbook and Dave Whitlock's Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     VII
Acknowledgments     VIII
Foreword to the 1996 Edition     IX
Understanding Fly Tackle     1
Assembling Fly Tackle     25
How to Fly Cast     54
Fly-Fishing Tactics     87
The Biology of Fish     110
Natural Foods for Fish     116
Fish Made for Fly Fishing     125
Tying Flies     149
Fly-Fishing Safety     158
Fly-Fishing Apparel and Accessories     163
The Present and Years Ahead: Ethics and Manners     167
Fly Assortments     170
Publications and Organizations for Fly Fishers     173
Glossary     176
Index     183
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