The Orvis Pocket Guide to Dry-Fly Fishing: A Detailed Field Guide to Casting, Strategies, Fly Selection, and Presentation

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This ultimate guide to fishing the dry fly includes all of the vital information you will need to catch trout on the surface. With detailed sections on what happens during a hatch; what types of aquatic and terrestrial insects you will encounter; a basic lineup of necessary tackle, from rod and reel to lines, leaders, and tippets; to the various dry-fly fishing techniques, including special casts for different on-water situations; plus how to find and fish to specific rising fish; this Orvis pocket guide is ...
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Overview

This ultimate guide to fishing the dry fly includes all of the vital information you will need to catch trout on the surface. With detailed sections on what happens during a hatch; what types of aquatic and terrestrial insects you will encounter; a basic lineup of necessary tackle, from rod and reel to lines, leaders, and tippets; to the various dry-fly fishing techniques, including special casts for different on-water situations; plus how to find and fish to specific rising fish; this Orvis pocket guide is useful to beginner and expert alike. Loaded with useful illustrations and color photographs, Dry-Fly Fishing will put you a step ahead of even the wariest trophy brown trout you may encounter.
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"No one in America knows more about dry fly fishing than Tom Rosenbauer, and he makes that clear on every page of this book." - Sid Evans, Editor, Field & Stream
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585747962
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/7/2003
  • Series: Orvis Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Rosenbauer has been a fly fisher for over thirty years. His books include The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Prospecting for Trout, Casting Illusions, Fly Fishing in America, and many more. His articles have been published in every major American outdoor magazine. He works in Manchester, Vermont, as vice president of marketing at Orvis.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
1. What's a Hatch? 1
What Happens During a Hatch 2
How Trout Feed on Dry Flies 9
How Trout React to a Hatch 10
Hatches Change with the Season 13
Effects of Water Level and Temperature 17
2. Insects And Their Imitations 21
Selectivity 21
Mayflies 24
Caddisflies 33
Stoneflies 43
Midges 46
Terrestrials 55
Other Interesting Surface Food 63
Attractor Flies 64
Basic Fly Selection 67
3. Dry-Fly Tackle 73
Rods 73
Lines 74
Reels 76
Leaders and Tippet 76
Flotants, Drying Agents, and Boxes 83
4. Dry-Fly Techniques 88
Drag and Why It's So Bad 88
Special Casts 90
Slack Line Cast 90
Reach Cast 93
Mending and Skidding the Fly Into Position 95
Curve Cast 97
The Moving Dry Fly 99
Proper Use of the Basic False Cast 104
Angles for Drift and Approach 105
Straight Up 105
Quartering Up 108
Across Stream 109
Quartering Downstream 109
Straight Downstream 111
Keeping Track of an Unseen Fly 112
5. Fishing To Hatches 116
Finding Rising Fish 116
Types of Rises and How to Spot Them 121
Visible Trout, Difficult Fish, and Cruisers 130
Prospecting with a Dry When There is No Hatch 136
Index 141
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