Orvis Vest Pocket Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets : A Detailed Field Guide To Leader Construction, Fly-Fishing Knots, Tippets And More
Every fly fisher knows how crucial leader construction and knot tying are. But with continual changes in line technology, what served as effective leader and tippet connections a decade ago might not be optimal now. By updating the original Orvis Streamside Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets, this handy take-along book addresses the technical issues surrounding leaders and connections in relation to state-of-the-art line materials and types, and details the best overall knots for fly-line connections. Staying connected to the fish just got easier.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 99.06 x 157.48 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
- 01 Jan 2008
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
- full colour illustrations throughout
Back cover copy
When you look at all those photographs on fly-fishing websites of happy anglers holding up excellent fish, you know one thing for sure: the knots didn't break. Maybe the fly selection was a little off, and the rod handling a little rough, but the leader and tippet held. The catch of your lifetime could hinge on a single blood knot. That's where this book comes in. With its numerous, easy-to-follow diagrams, The Orvis Vest Pocket Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets offers proper instruction for: - Tying correctly the most useful and effective knots in fly fishing- Constructing strong leaders that cast smoothly- Understanding knot and tippet breaking strength- Selecting tippets for various fish species and flies, including the newest fluorocarbons Take this book with you--it's meant to travel, and you'll have the instruction you need with you on the water. When you know that you tie knots and leaders that hold, you can fish confidently.
About Tom Rosenbauer
Tom Rosenbauer is the author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams, and other important books for fly fishers. He works in Manchester, Vermont, as vice president of marketing at Orvis.