Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout: New Techniques, Tactics, and Patterns

Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout: New Techniques, Tactics, and Patterns


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Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout: New Techniques, Tactics, and Patterns by Bob Linsenman, Kelly Galloup

This first modern, all-encompassing manual on the art of streamer fishing teaches new techniques for catching trophy-sized trout on a fly. Streamers are the most effective of all fly patterns for the seduction of large trout, because they imitate the look and behavior of the smaller fish these trophies feed on. Sooner or later, every angler seeking the thrill of landing a trout over 20 inches--a dream fish for most--will need to understand the particular art of streamer fishing. This is the first book written about streamers in over 50 years. Despite streamer fishing's perennial popularity, it has been eclipsed in recent years by the sport's long love affair with dry flies. Revealed here in this indispensable, knowledgeable book are dozens of new streamer patterns and many proven advanced techniques for hooking huge trout, making it a must-buy for the dedicated fly-fisherman at any level of experience. Included in this guide:
* New information on the feeding behavior of large trout and what it means for the angler
* Detailed, illustrated casting and fishing techniques for a variety of conditions
* Advice on netting and releasing trout safely, as well as photographing them
* Color photographs of new and classic patterns, with complete tying recipes
* Includes dozens of how-to illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881504668
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Bob Linsenman is the author of Great Lakes Steelhead, Michigan Trout Streams, The Ausable River, and Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout, as well as articles for Fly Fisherman, The Fly Fisher, American Angler, and others. He's been a dedicated fly-fisherman and guide for most of his life. Linsenmann lives in Rose City, Michigan.

Kelly Galloup owns The Troutsman, a fly-fishing shop and guide service, in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. He is a pioneer in developing flies and techniques for streamer fishing, a sport he has pursued for 25 years. He has written articles for Fly Fisherman, The Fly Fisher, and American Angler.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1A Brief History of Streamers21
Chapter 2The Behavior of Large Trout29
Chapter 3Reading the Water49
Chapter 4Mastering the Techniques71
Chapter 5Today's Most Effective Patterns109
Chapter 6Equipment145
Suggested Reading155

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