Books on fly fishig abound, but most focus almost exclusively on dry flies. Yet underwater flies catch more trout. This reader-friendly, vividly illustrated guide for beginning to intermediate anglers is the first book dedicated to underwater flies, supplying essential information on how to choose and fish them. Nymphs, emergers, streamers, bucktails, traditional wet flies-Fuller covers them all, both in still water and swift, including a new streamer fly pattern and improved patterns for dressing nymph imitations. The book is richly illustrated with inked drawings and a section of color photographs.
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Enticing a trout to the roof of its world for an artificial fly is one of the most exciting and satisfying moments in sport. But, as most anglers know, trout are more often content to take their meals below the surface. Many fly-fishers find the process of fishing with weighted nymphs, streamers, and wet flies an utter mystery: the fly is out of sight, takes can be nearly imperceptible, and then there's the question of which insects the fish are feeding on. Tom Fuller's thorough and demystifying Underwater Flies for Trout is designed to eliminate some of that mystery so that anglers can catch more and bigger fish when the hatch is off. To this end, he begins with the biology and lifecycles of three major trout food sources: mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies. All spend the majority of their lives underwater in various pre-adult phases (nymphs and emergers, primarily). A fly-fisher needs to know how to identify these insect phases, how to know whether trout are feeding on them, how to match them with artificial flies, and how to present such flies to trick trout. Fuller also covers other insects and baitfish, how to fish moving as well as still water, and his own favorite fly patterns. Beginners and experts alike will find excellent information in Underwater Flies for Trout, along with plenty of photos, diagrams, drawings, and color plates. --Langdon Cook, Sports & Outdoors editorAbout the Author:
Tom Fuller has been writing award-winning articles about fly fishing for more than 25 years. The former New England editor of Field & Stream, he is now northeast regional columnist for Outdoor Life. He is also the author of Trout Streams of Southern New England. He lives in Belchertown,
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070226342
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070226342