Christmas Posting Dates
Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel

Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel

Paperback

By (author) Yvon Chouinard, By (author) Craig Mathews, By (author) Mauro Mazzo, Illustrated by James Prosek, Foreword by Russell Chatham

$18.38
List price $26.62
You save $8.24 30% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: Patagonia Books
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 284mm x 5mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Ventura
  • ISBN 10: 1938340272
  • ISBN 13: 9781938340277
  • Illustrations note: Color photos and illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 448,750

Product description

Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport. Winner, Guidebooks, Banff Mountain Book Competition 2014

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Yvon Chouinard, a noted fly fisherman (chosen by "Fly, Rod, and Reel" as Angler of the Year in 2009) and environmentalist, is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc. He cofounded, with Craig Mathews, 1 Percent for The Planet, a group of businesses giving back to the environment. He lives in Ventura, CA.Craig Mathews, with his wife, Jackie, is the owner and founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, a retail fly-fishing outfitter based in West Yellowstone, MT. Craig has authored five books on fly-fishing in the western United States and Yellowstone National Park and is renowned as an expert fly fishing guide.Mauro Mazzo is an FFF Certified Master and THCI Casting Instructor, and he writes and photographs on a regular basis for European fly-fishing magazines. He has fished around the globe from the Italian Alps to Himachal Pradesh, from Cuba to the Kola Peninsula. He lives in Milan, Italy.James Prosek is an American artist, writer, and naturalist. Born in Stamford, CT, he is a 1997 graduate of Yale University where he was a member of Manuscript Society. Prosek published his first book in 1996 while studying at Yale. He lives in Easton, CT.

Review quote

Therein lies the book's charm. Part straightforward how-to, part back-to-basics manifesto, the volume is also a bit of a sermon that seeks to spread the good word about a centuries-old Japanese technique known as "tenkara" that Mr. Chouinard believes is the hands-down easiest and most pleasurable way to fish. Wall Street Journal