L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook

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L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook is a fun, easy-to-understand collection of tactics and methods based on the renowned teachings of the L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Schools. It covers everything that the beginner wants to know and offers lots of information that experienced fly fishers can use to hone their skills and catch more fish, including: the essential fly casts; numerous useful knots; profiles of fresh- and saltwater fish species; hot to recognize aquatic insects and create imitations; and fishing from boats and ...
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Overview

L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook is a fun, easy-to-understand collection of tactics and methods based on the renowned teachings of the L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Schools. It covers everything that the beginner wants to know and offers lots of information that experienced fly fishers can use to hone their skills and catch more fish, including: the essential fly casts; numerous useful knots; profiles of fresh- and saltwater fish species; hot to recognize aquatic insects and create imitations; and fishing from boats and float tubes.Gear and fly patterns might change, just as fishing conditions change, but the skills that this book teaches can help the new angler develop a solid foundation and provide guidance along the way in a lifetime of fishing pleasure.
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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: 778,560
  • 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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