The Trout and the Fly

The Trout and the Fly

by Brian Clarke, John Goddard


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The Trout and the Fly by Brian Clarke, John Goddard

The Trout and the Fly has been acknowledged as one of the most important books on fly fishing ever to appear.
More than any other, this book furthers our understanding of the world of the trout and the way that the angler, his fly, his tackle, and his behavior appear to the fish underwater.
This book is the result of years of work by two of Britain's most respected and widely read angling writers, supported by university scientists in several fields. The pictures contained in it have been selected from thousands of the authors' own photographs, taken from above and below the surface. High-speed film viewed frame-by-frame reveals the details of events that happen too quickly for the human eye to register.
This remarkable book provides a clear understanding for both the river and stillwater angler. Clarke and Goddard explain everything you need to know about:
The way a trout sees (and the implications for the fly fisher of its excellent color vision)
The way natural and artificial flies appear to the trout (one result of which is a series of fly patterns designed to mimic the way natural flies look from below the surface)
The way that lines and leaders of different colors look from underwater - and the implications for tackle choice The clues fish give about their feeding behavior and how the angler can interpret them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592280032
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Brian Clarke has been likened to the legendary G.E.M. Skues for his perceptive observations of nature and his analyses of trout behavior. He is past fishing editor of The Times of London, the author of several books on angling, and a prolific contributor of both writing and photographs to multiple publications.

John Goddard is recognized internationally as one of the world's greatest authorities on all aspects of fly fishing. A devotee of the fly rod for more than fifty years, he is the author of several books and countless magazine articles.
Both authors are from England.

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