Flutter, Skitter and Skim

Flutter, Skitter and Skim : Using the Living Insect as a Guide for Successful Fly Fishing

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This is the book that revolutionized the way fly fishing is done. Originally written in 1972, Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect (now Flutter, Skitter and Skim: Using the Living Insect as a Guide to Successful Fly Fishing) changed the method of fly fishing from one of casting the fly upstream and allowing it to "dead drift" with the current to including tactics that recreate the movement of an abundant aquatic insect-the caddis. Wright explains the behavior of the caddis and the best tactics to take advantage of them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152.7 x 228.6 x 14.5mm | 318.49g
  • Derrydale Press
  • Missoula, United States
  • English
  • 1586670530
  • 9781586670535

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Although the book is about a then-revolutionary technique, there is more to the book than that which is why it is still of interest and worth reading. For example, the chapter The Track of The Trout shows "how rise-forms can often play a key part in helping you select the correct fly and make the appropriate presentation." -- Terry Lawton Fish and Fly, (Uk) Though retitled, this is the original text, full of fishing and fly-tying advice and a deep appreciation of time spent beside swift streams and placid pools. Greenville News This is a fly fishing classic of sorts, written when, as the author recalls, "the idea of fishing the dry fly in any way other than Halford's dead drift was heretical." Observer-Dispatchshow more

About Leonard M. Wright

Leonard M. Wright Jr. was born in Boston but caught his first trout in Wyoming at age six. His articles have appeared in Esquire, Field & Stream, and American Sportsman. He now lives in upstate New York in the summers and in Islamorada, Florida in the winters.show more