Fly Fishing For Dummies
Fly Fishing For Dummies
ISBN: 978-0-764-55073-7 April 1998 384 Pages
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For those of you who have never held a fly rod, you will find enough information here to get you started. You won’t be forced to discover everything all at once. If you’re already a fly rodder, you’ll find plenty of tips and techniques that you can turn to right away without going through the basics all over again. And if you’re a master angler, you will find this book a handy reference for all kinds of questions.
Fly Fishing For Dummies explores the fun and fundamentals of fly fishing—from tying flies to reeling in your catch. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran angler, here you? 8217;ll find all the tips and tricks for choosing the right kind of gear; how and where to catch freshwater and saltwater fish; visual examples of the art of casting; and how to read the water, wade, cast, and (finally) land yourself a whopper. You’ll also find out how to:
- Identify the best fish to fly fish for—from rainbow trout to black marlin
- Improve your catch and release techniques
- Continue your education through recommended references and online resources
- Choose the right rod, reel, and gear to land the fish you are after
- Master all the casting styles you’ll ever need
- Tie your own flies or choose pre-made ones proven to get results
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Table of contents
PART I: The Basics.
Chapter 1: What Every Fly Rodder Needs to Know.
Chapter 2: Choosing a Rod.
Chapter 3: Reels.
Chapter 4: Between the Rod and the Fish: Hooks, Lines, Leaders.
PART II: The Fish and the Flies.
Chapter 5: Trout and the Bugs They Love.
Chapter 6: Great Mayflies (And Why Trout Love Them).
Chapter 7: Tying Flies.
Chapter 8: Great Rivers for Trout.
Chapter 9: Freshwater Fish.
Chapter 10: The Beautiful Black Bass.
Chapter 11: Saltwater Fish.
Chapter 12: Saltwater Baits and Flies That Work.
PART III: Fly Fishing Essentials.
Chapter 13: Casting and Presentation: The Heart of the Game.
Chapter 14: The Right Time and the Right Place.
Chapter 15: Catching and (Often) Releasing.
Chapter 16: The Fly Fishing Wardrobe.
Chapter 17: Knots: A Few Will Do.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Good Books for Guidance.
Chapter 19: Ten Great Reads.
Chapter 20: Ten Top Fly Fishing Magazines.
Chapter 21: Fly Fishing as an Interactive Sport.
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