The Orvis Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing: Secrets from the Orvis Expertsby Tom Rosenbauer (Editor), Jim Lepage
THE ORVIS ULTIMATE BOOK OF FLY FISHING is a grand tour of the world of fly-fishing strategies and techniques, from Orvis's world-famous team of experts and advisors. In large format with rich and helpful color photos and drawings, the book covers everything from basic fishing knots and casts to expert techniques you won't see in standard books. Besides trout technique and secrets for rivers and lakes, the book also covers the worlds of fly fishing for bonefish, striped bass, permit, bluefish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and steelhead.
Learn how to nymph for steelhead from Matt Supinski. Find out how to catch the elusive permit from Jack Samson. Take a lesson from John Shewey on swinging a classic wet fly for West Coast steelhead. Learn how to find stripers along Northeast beaches from Lou Tabory. Find out which knots work best for saltwater fly fishing. Tom Rosenbauer will tell you how to read a trout stream and approach the fish, then discover his secrets for catching trout on dry flies and nymphs. Jim Lepage shares his knowledge on catching trout in ponds and lakes, then Bill Tapply will tell you how to catch freshwater bass on flies. Polish your fly casting with world expert Tom Deck. All this and much more in the most comprehensive and attractive book in the Orvis line.
Meet the Author
TOM ROSENBAUER is the author of The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide, and many other important books for fly fishers. He is the vice president of marketing at the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont.
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The visual elements of color photos of fishermen, flies, and fishes, and detailed illustrations of fly-fishing techniques discussed in many of the 34 chapters by expert fly fishermen make this fishing manual particularly informative as well as attractive. The four-page detailed Index in smaller print is another reason for the manual's particular relevance and usefulness for fishermen. The contents and writing evidence that the editor and the several authors know their prospective readers. With their identification with them, editor and authors know the challenges and questions on fly fishermen's minds, and also understand the allure and satisfactions of this sport. In 'How Trout Feed,' the editor in one of his articles advises readers, 'If water temperatures rise above seventy degrees F. in summer, both insect hatches and trout feeding dwindle.' Lou Tabory tells 'How to Read a Beach' in salt-water fly fishing for bluefish. The first eleven articles are on the general subjects of casting and flies. Subsequent sections deal with fishing for trout, steelhead (salmon), and bass, with a closing section on salt-water fishing.