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Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way
     

Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way

by John Gierach, Barry Glickman (Illustrator)
 

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This intimate glimpse behind John Gierach's vise focuses on the trout flies he has found most successful and how he ties them. There are chapters on how he developed as a fly tyer -- from being a hopeless tinkerer who tried every pattern there was to settling on a handful of favorites that now catch most of his trout. Gierach explores the tools he uses for tying and

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This intimate glimpse behind John Gierach's vise focuses on the trout flies he has found most successful and how he ties them. There are chapters on how he developed as a fly tyer -- from being a hopeless tinkerer who tried every pattern there was to settling on a handful of favorites that now catch most of his trout. Gierach explores the tools he uses for tying and advocates those that are simple and basic and few, and he also makes his case for the use of natural materials. Then there are chapters on the flies themselves -- small, medium, and large mayflies, spinners, midges, caddis, hoppers, nymphs, and streamers.

Editorial Reviews

Sports Illustrated
If Mark Twain were alive and a modern-day fly fisherman, he still would be hard put to top John Gierach.
USA Today
Gierach's skill lies in turning maddening frustration into fun.
"If Mark Twain were alive and a modern-day fly fisherman, he would still be hard put to top John Gierach." --Sports Illustrated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599212159
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

John Gierach is the great sage of American fly fishing, an idiosyncratic philosopher whose commentaries on angling are explorations of the meaning of life. He is also one of the most widely read angling writers in the country, mainly through his monthly columns in Fly Rod & Reel. But his great books—Trout Bum, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, and Sex, Death and Fly Fishing, among others—continue to attract new and younger readers. For many fly fishers, he is the voice of their sport. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.

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