John Bailey's Complete Guide to Fly Fishing by John Bailey
The "quiet sport" of fly fishing has become a pastime of choice for North American anglers, and with John Bailey's Complete Guide to Fly Fishing, expert information is now at their fingertips. A renowned author, Bailey presents the ins-and-outs of fly fishing in this comprehensive guide, from practical topics such as tackle, permits, and flies, to philosophical views on the role of the angler-naturalist within the sport. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, readers become experts through behavior tips on North American fish such as trout, salmon, and bass. Encourage, entertain, and inform beginners and life-long anglers alike with this essential fisherman's reference.
John Bailey is an internationally renowned author and photographer in the subjects of fishing and natural history. A world-renowned fisherman, Bailey has written numerous books, including the award-winning Trout at Ten Thousand Feet, John Bailey's Complete Guide to Fishing, Tales from the Riverbank, and John Bailey's Freshwater Fishing.
Table of Contents
John Bailey’s Fly Fishing
Table of Contents Introduction 6 Preparation • Knowing the Fish 12 • Watercraft 20 • Fly Fishing Tackle 30 • Food, Feeding, and Flies 44 • Skills 52 Practice • Fly Fishing in Still Water 70 • Fly Fishing Rivers 88 • Total Fly Fishing 116 Glossary of Knots 140 Index 142 Acknowledgments 144