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A brilliant and innovative book by the author of Caddisflies.
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The author of Caddisflies and Trout Flies: Proven Patterns presents his vast knowledge about catching trout on dry flies in The Dry Fly: New Angles, an advanced resource for the serious fly-fisher. Combining years of fishing and tying experience with keen observation and lucid prose, LaFontaine organizes his information into several theories about trout behavioral patterns and fishing strategy. He starts with three basic schools of dry fly-fishing: empiricism, generalism, and naturalism. The empiricist relies on remembering which flies worked on certain rivers, regardless of the hatch; the generalist relies on presentation of a few favorite flies, also regardless of the hatch; and the naturalist tries above all to match the hatch with exact imitations. LaFontaine shows why each of these schools is flawed. Basing his ideas on close laboratory study and underwater diving, he argues that a knowledge of primary and secondary strike-triggering characteristics is paramount to catching fish--a school of thought that, in certain conditions, will exaggerate an imitative trait on a fly to attractor-like effect. Beneath all this is the science of when to use imitators and when to use attractors, when to float a fly high on the surface and when to float it low, like an emerger.
If you're tired of reaching for the same flies time after time, despite obviously different river conditions or feeding behavior, read The Dry Fly.From the Back Cover:
The Dry Fly is as wonderful as it is unique - it's a book for every serious fly fisherman. It takes the reader on an exciting roller coaster ride, teaching him how to choose the right dry fly or emerger for every trout stream situation. This great work is going to be read over and over, sometimes for the amazing information on attraction and imitation and sometimes for the sheer enjoyment of the writing.The angler will learn more about trout, more about flies, and more about everyday fishing situations in The Dry Fly than in any other fly-fishing book he's ever read. But that's only one part of the guarantee - the other part is that he'll also have more fun reading this irreverent, brilliant treatise on dry-fly fishing than he's ever had with a fishing book before. (8 1/2 x 10 3/4, 320 pages, color photos, b&w photos, illustrations)
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Book Description Greycliff Pub Co, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110962666300
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0962666300
Book Description Greycliff Pub Co, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0962666300