The Orvis Pocket Guide to Dry-Fly Fishing : A Detailed Field Guide to Casting, Strategies, Fly Selection and Presentation
This handy reference and guidebook covers the essential elements of this most exciting form of fly fishing, including tips on how to select the right dry fly for the situation, the best types of water and the best times of day to fish dries, identifying riseforms and what the fish are eating, special leaders and the right rod and line, and ways to present the fly to make it look natural. Also included are valuable tips on how to approach a rising fish without spooking it, and how to cast the fly on fast, slow, or still water to obtain the best results. Whether you are fishing the water for unseen trout or for rising selective feeders, this pocket reference book should always be in your tackle bag or vest. Illustrated with color photographs and superb drawings by Rod Walinchus, this pocket guide will prove indispensable for beginners and experts alike.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 116.84 x 157.48 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
- 01 Sep 2003
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
- colour photographs & drawings
"No one in America knows more about dry fly fishing than Tom Rosenbauer, and he makes that clear on every page of this book." - Sid Evans, Editor, Field & Stream
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This ultimate guide to fishing the dry fly includes all of the vital information you will need to catch trout on the surface. With detailed sections on what happens during a hatch; what types of aquatic and terrestrial insects you will encounter; a basic lineup of necessary tackle, from rod and reel to lines, leaders, and tippets; to the various dry-fly fishing techniques, including special casts for different on-water situations; plus how to find and fish to specific rising fish; this Orvis pocket guide is useful to beginner and expert alike. Loaded with useful illustrations and color photographs, Dry-Fly Fishing will put you a step ahead of even the wariest trophy brown trout you may encounter.
About Tom Rosenbauer
Tom Rosenbauer has been a fly fisher for over thirty years. His books include The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Prospecting for Trout, Casting Illusions, Fly Fishing in America, and many more. His articles have been published in every major American outdoor magazine. He works in Manchester, Vermont, as vice president of marketing at Orvis.