Trout and Their Food: A Compact Guide for Fly Fishers

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Anew book by Dave Whitlock, author of some of the best books on fly fishing ever written, is a reason for fly fishermen to celebrate—and the aim of this book is simple. Whitlock wants to take the guesswork out of fly fishing and pass on the wisdom he’s ac
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Trout and Their Food: A Compact Guide for Fly Fishers

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Overview


Anew book by Dave Whitlock, author of some of the best books on fly fishing ever written, is a reason for fly fishermen to celebrate—and the aim of this book is simple. Whitlock wants to take the guesswork out of fly fishing and pass on the wisdom he’s ac
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781629145303
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Pages: 208

Meet the Author


In addition to his Trout column, Dave Whitlock regularly contributes writing and artwork to nearly every major outdoor and fly-fishing magazine, including Fly Fisherman, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, and Field & Stream. He also teaches fishing and fly-tying programs across the country. Dave lives in Welling, Oklahoma.
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Table of Contents

Preface Nick Lyons vii

Introduction Dave Whitlock ix

I The Trout's World

Birth of a Wild Trout 2

Stream Life with a Trout I 9

Stream Life with a Trout II 15

Shade and Shadows 20

II Aquatic Insects

Aquatic Insects 28

Identifying Mayflies and Stoneflies 34

Caddis and Midges 42

Damselflies and Dragonflies 51

Hellgrammites 58

Backswimmers and Water Boatmen 63

III Minnows

Minnows I 72

Minnows II 78

Minnows III 83

IV Crustaceans and Annelids

Scuds 90

Aquatic Sowbugs 96

Crayfish 102

Leeches 108

Earthworms: Terrestrial and Aquatic 115

V Terrestrials

Terrestrial Insects-Ants and Beetles 124

Grasshoppers and Crickets 130

Moths and Caterpillars 137

Cicadas 145

Jassids, or Leaf and Tree Hoppers 152

VI Fly Fishers' Matters

Through the Trout's Eyes 160

Rise Forms 165

Reading Trout Water 171

Trout Stream Temperature Management 176

Water Temperatures and Seasonal Locations of Fish 186

Acknowledgments 192

Index 193

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