The L. L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

The L. L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

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The L. L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing by Macauley Lord, Dick Talleur, Dave Whitlock

The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing is an exciting full-color book for beginning and expert fly anglers alike. This book is divided into three essential parts—Fly Fishing, Fly Casting, and Fly Tying—and covers each with in-depth analysis in clear, easy-to-follow language. Learn about assembly of fly tackle; the biology of fish; natural fish foods and how to imitate them; safety techniques; the eleven habits of highly effective fly casters; the basic four-part cast; the roll cast; the basics of fly tying; types of flies; the top ten most popular and successful fly patterns; and much more. The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing is the perfect gift for seasoned anglers looking to improve their skills, novices picking up a fly rod for the first time, and for all those who have ever dreamed of trading in their suits for a pair of waders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592288915
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Series: L. L. Bean Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 635,049
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Macauley Lord has taught beginning and expert fly casters as head instructor at the L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing School. He is a member of the Board of Governers for Casting Instructor Certification at the Federation of Fly Fishers, and a former editor of The Loop, the quarterly journal for certified fly-casting instructors. He lives in Maine.Dick Talleur has long been considered one of the most authoritative and genuinely effective fly-tying teachers in the world. He is the author of The Versatile Fly Tyer, Modern Fly-Tying Materials, Talleur's Basic Fly Tying and the L.L. Bean Fly Tying Handbook. Talleur currently writes a regular column for American Angler and Fly Tyer magazines. He now lives in North Carolina. Dave Whitlock is one of America’s most versatile fly fisher, fly tyer and teacher. He is the author of several books, including Dave Whitlock’s Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods and the L.L. Bean Bass Flyfishing Handbook. He now lives in Oklahoma.

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Cardopski More than 1 year ago
LLbean is considered by some an authority on the subject, I agree to a degree. If you're looking to get into the sport as a casual angler, then their advice and products should work fine. I'm learning that more of the advanced techniques and products come from other industry leaders (no pun intended). This IS a good beginner book to get, but I've found contrasting information between it and more knowledgeable sources (books and people) on specifics, specific to my area (Shenandoah Valley Virginia). For general knowledge I'd get it. The section on fly tying was not useful for me.
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Nearlynothingbutnovels More than 1 year ago
I like this book a lot. It is, IMHO, somewhat better than the Orvis equivalent, though that book is not bad by any means. This L. L. Bean book has helped me understand the basics of setting up my rod, reel, line, leader, and tippet, and the use of different flies. It fills in some gaps that I felt were present in the Orvis version (which a friend lent me). Those gaps may have been small or insignificant for others, but I needed the information. This really means that the different sections of the book match each other well, will no excessive repetition but no blind spots. This would be a great gift to yourself, or to someone else who wants to start fly fishing. I do also recommend a pocket-sized guide to knots to keep streamside, until you have enough memorized to get you through the day. The "Orvis vest pocket guide to leaders, knots and tippets" is impressive and helpful, breaking down a relatively arcane subject for the beginner and intermediate angler, though it is a bit involved for reference while standing in the water with rod in hand. So, I recommend two knot guides.
Pent-H20-Dan More than 1 year ago
As a beginner to the sport of fly fishing, I needed all the help I could get! This book provided a good bit of that help. With the book open on the deck, I often practiced casting technique between glances at the well illustrated pages. The information is presented so that beginners and experienced fly casters alike will find the book of use. Rods, Reels, line, knots, waders and other gear, flies types and their uses, tying flies, its all here and more. Pages are devoted to the fish best suited to fly casting, the food they consume, and the water live in and how to read it. I have spent hours with this book and I have enjoyed every moment. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the sport. The less you know about fly fishing, the more you need this book!
vickyonthefly More than 1 year ago
I'm new to the sport of fly fishing and find it thoroughly enjoying. This book has helped answer questions about equipment and technique when my more experienced fishing companions are not available.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book, I was impressed with its heft and quality of production. Upon reading it, I was utterly disappointed. The information is does include is much too basic. The real problem is it excludes so much good basic information the novice should have. The hardcover is much too expensive--get the paperback if you must. Or better yet, choose another title.