Mayflies: An Angler's Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera

Mayflies: An Angler's Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera

by Malcolm Knopp, Robert Cormier
     
 

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Mayflies will do for the angler's understanding of mayfly life cycles, feeding habits, and behavior what Gary LaFontaine's Caddisflies did for caddisflies. It leaps over the old reliable compendia on mayflies to include all the new information that anglers and professional entomologists have discovered in the past ten years. Mayflies is so thorough and so

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Mayflies will do for the angler's understanding of mayfly life cycles, feeding habits, and behavior what Gary LaFontaine's Caddisflies did for caddisflies. It leaps over the old reliable compendia on mayflies to include all the new information that anglers and professional entomologists have discovered in the past ten years. Mayflies is so thorough and so accurate that it will stand as the modern blueprint for anglers trying to master this diverse, prolific family of aquatic insects.

The crisp, concise text backed by an amazing body of research, the painstakingly accurate illustrations, and the flawlessly tied flies manage to make the vast compendium of information in this volume accessible. Those who read and study this book are going to be more effective when they hit their favorite streams next season.

In addition to the detailed coverage of North American mayflies, the most effective patterns for imitating these insects are provided. The volume also includes scientific and common names of mayflies, hatch charts for most of North America, a mayfly identification key, a glossary of entomological terms, and a taxonomic index.

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Camuto

This book is what it sounds like, a superb new major reference on the mayflies that keep fly fishermen impassioned and insane. It goes on the shelf alongside Fred Arbona's 1980 Mayflies, the Angler, and the Trout, Al Caucci and Bob Nastasi's 1985 Hatches II and Gary LaFontaine's 1990 The Dry Fly: New Angles, to mention only the most recent lineage. Knopp and Cormier offer a detailed analysis of the major species and subspecies at all life stages, tailoring the presentation to what anglers need to know about fly design and presentation. Mayflies is an indispensable, beautifully produced reference work.

-- Gray's Sporting Journal
May 1998

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585747368
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
First
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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