Big Trout : How and Where to Target Trophies
Expands the boundaries of fishing with many new and exciting ideas, patterns, and to target big trout.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 175.26 x 256.54 x 15.24mm | 703.06g
- 01 Jul 2002
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
Back cover copy
Most anglers only dream about catching brown and rainbow trout over eight pounds or cutthroats over five pounds or brook trout over four pounds, but BIG TROUT considers these sizes as the minimum standard for trophy fish. This innovative book expands the boundaries of fishing with many new and exciting ideas, patterns, and techniques specifically to target big trout. Over sixty of the top North American lakes, tailwaters, and migratory trout rivers for big trout are covered here, along with information on where they are and when to fish them. Taylor also goes far beyond detailing this amazing collection of waters to discuss things like how and why certain trout grow to trophy dimensions, what they eat and when, and the mind-set and equipment necessary to bring them in. In seeking to understand every aspect of how big trout function, from their own instinctive behavior to the smallest detail of how the creatures they feed on behave - and how the things these prey species themselves feed on behave - Taylor has given anglers a blueprint for tracking large trout. For instance, instead of simply listing effective color choices for fly patterns and lure selection, he shows how and why scientific experimentation has proven these choices are more effective, allowing anglers to apply this research to any fishing situation they encounter. New information on the best times of day to fish, unique techniques, how to find exactly where big trout should be in any water, and a host of other topics are also discussed in detail and backed by extensive research and years of observation. Taylor dispels some common misconceptions about fishing for large trout, such as the importance of the Solunar tables, on the way to creating a new way of thinking about how and when to approach these fish. BIG TROUT will unquestionably change the way you fish. It is a book that all trout hunters, from beginner to expert, will come back to again and again.
"Particularly noteworthy is Big Trout. It should convince the angler who typically starts fishing late in the morning and quits before supper that he might have been tinkering with mediocrity all along."--"Rocky Mountain News"""