Spring Creeks

Overview

  • A complete look at fly-fishing creeks and tailwaters utilizing a lifetime of on-the-stream experience through 315 brilliant photographs and 86 illustrations.
  • First-hand knowledge of waters he's fished throughout the United States and around the world.

The most effective patterns to imitate mayflies, caddis flies, midge, crane flies, and terrestrials based upon personal observation and tying experience and ...

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Overview

  • A complete look at fly-fishing creeks and tailwaters utilizing a lifetime of on-the-stream experience through 315 brilliant photographs and 86 illustrations.
  • First-hand knowledge of waters he's fished throughout the United States and around the world.

The most effective patterns to imitate mayflies, caddis flies, midge, crane flies, and terrestrials based upon personal observation and tying experience and the best ways to fish them.

  • Packed with solid information for fishing spring creeks from Mike Lawson's years of fly-fishing experience. Important chapters cover mayflies, caddis, midges, terrestrials, and aquatic insects. Plus, practical and proven advice on locating, stalking, playing, and landing trout and tactics for fishing dry flies, streamers, wet flies, and nymphs, from one of the best fly fishermen in the business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811700689
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Renowned fly fisherman, guide, fly tier, and founder of the Henry's Fork Anglers fly shop, Mike Lawson, is a contributing editor for Fly Fisherman magazine. He has also been featured in fly-fishing and fly-tying videos and often does presentations at clubs and shops throughout the country. A former school teacher, Mike writes articles, and his photography often appears in national magazines. Mike also enjoys upland game and turkey hunting. He resides in St. Anthony, Idaho, with his family.

Dave Hall is a nature and fly-fishing illustrator in Glide, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 About Spring Creeks 1
Chapter 2 Trout 19
Chapter 3 Matching the Hatch 37
Chapter 4 Mayflies 63
Chapter 5 Caddisflies 95
Chapter 6 Midges and Craneflies 119
Chapter 7 Terrestrials 133
Chapter 8 Unmatching the Hatch 155
Chapter 9 Presentation 165
Chapter 10 Strategies 211
Chapter 11 Responsibilities 253
Flies 267
Equipment 279
Bibliography 283
Index 285
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