Selective Trout

Selective Trout

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A completely revised, expanded, and reset edition of the book that revolutionized modern fly fishing for trout. Selective Trout has been hailed as the most revolutionary new approach to trout-fly imitation of the twentieth century. Fly Fisherman magazine called it "the most important book on fly fishing of this decade." Writer and angling historian Paul Schullery said in American Fly Fishing that the book "outlined many of the most important mayfly harches in the best-known trout-fishing regions, and from that solid entomological foundation it introduced a striking and still-provocative series of flies..." In calculating the effect of its impact and practicality, Joe Brooks said that "both beginners and veterans benefit immeasurably." Now this fly-fishing bestseller - with more than 150,000 copies sold - is back in a new, thoroughly updated edition. The new Selective Trout is completely revised and expanded to include hatching charts for the whole country, identification keys for caddisflies and stoneflies as well as mayflies, the latest entomological information, proven new fly patterns, and much more.
This new full-color edition, with more than 150 handsome illustrated by the distinguished angler-artist Dave Whitlock, is a must-have for all fly fishers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 223.8 x 283.7 x 22.1mm | 925.63g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 1585740381
  • 9781585740383
  • 2,615,685

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Selective Trout was hailed as the most revolutionary approach to trout-fly imitation in the twentieth century. Now this fly-fishing best-seller - with more than 150,000 copies sold - is back in a new, thoroughly updated edition, with hundreds of color photographs and scores of color illustrations by Dave Whitlock.The new Selective Trout is completely revised and expanded to include hatch charts for caddisflies and stoneflies as well as mayflies throughout the entire country, the latest entomological information, and a new chapter on terrestrials. In this new edition, the authors have refined their fly patterns and techniques with over half a century of combined experience to arrive at a down-to-earth guide that will help anglers catch more fish. Readers will learn how to tie a small arsenal of the most useful flies that will match the hatch and work virtually anywhere.Swisher and Richards have added new observations about trout behavior and information about how anglers can be more successful by recording data in a streamside log. Along with its hundreds of new color photographs, there are also three new detailed appendices that show everything an angler needs to know about mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, and terrestrials.The new Selective Trout is the definitive reference on imitation for anglers everywhere. No angler can afford to fly fish without having read this book. (83/4 X 11, 276 pages, color photos, illustrations, charts
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Review quote

"It's like a college degree for trout fishermen!" - Art Flick"
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About Doug Swisher

Doug Swisher is the co-author, with Carl Richards, of Emergers, and Fly Fishing Strategy. He lives in Naples, Florida. Carl Richards is the author of Prey, and co-author, with Dick Pobst, of The Caddisfly Handbook. He lives in Rockford, Michigan. Dave Whitlock is the author or illustrator of many fine angling books, including Dave Whitlock's Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods, Fly Fishing Strategy, The L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook, and The L.L. Bean Fly Fishing for Bass Handbook.
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