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An experienced flyfisher discusses the flyfishing economy (the business of production, pricing, and promotions), followed by chapters on leaders, lines, rods, rod-line balance, reels, knots, hooks, flies, and fly casting. The survey shows responses to 124 questions which reveal demographic data about the respondees as well as their flyfishing knowledge and opinions. Published by The Serious Fisherman, PO Box 14225, Spokane, WA 99214-0225. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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John Waite has devoted most of his life to and works full time in flyfishing. He is 51 years of age and purposefully waited many years before purporting to advise others on flyfishing. John spent those years learning, testing, and researching to avoid spreading more damaging information. He proves why many popular and accepted flyfishing practices are, nonetheless, wrong. This one book contains many times the proven and useful information found in the average flyfishing book. Serious Flyfishing is hardbound, has a detailed index and fly tying appendices for easy and long lasting reference use. The book is full of stories and examples to illustrate points made. John drew the enlightening illustrations and tied the flies of the color plates as well.
"Many who read this book will feel a slow burn coming on and immediately want to refute what Waite preaches." (Flyfishing, February 1998) See EXCERPT above for why industries dislike this book and give such reviews. More meaningful comments come from readers: "Sound proven arguments and unarguable positions." "First and foremost, THANK YOU! For having the courage and insight to say some things that have needed to be said for a long time." "If you are going to read one more flyfishing book, make sure it's this one." There are many more; a common one is: "I really liked your book and couldn't put it down."From the Author:
Serious Flyfishing was written with purpose of aiding and advancing flyfishers and flyfishing. Raised near Idaho rivers, I was somehow driven, from an early age, to fish. I state what I have learned bluntly taking care to prove or substantiate what's said. I want to see you flyfish in ways that improve your chances of success, save money and have more fun.
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Book Description Spokane: Prvt. Prnt. by The Serious Fisherman. vii + 288 p., 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 8vo illus. 1st Ed.-This book will not warm the cockles of the average fly shop's hearts; Waite polled over 800 fly fisherman not asssociated with the business with a 124-question, 8-page questionaire; his return was over 31%. Pollees selected from a pool of experienced fly fisherman [26 years flyfishing, 6,665 years total; 57 days/year]; chapters on fly-fishing economy; leaders, fly lines, fly rods, rod-line balance, fly reels, knots, hooks, flies, casting, flyfishing; Survey questions and responses. Among the results: Maxima the best leader material; double taper lines best for trout fishing; most rods are too stiff for good fishing; most rods are underlined. A refreshing read. [Cat. 31-292 & 67-788.] New DJ. Seller Inventory # itRIvo2991
Book Description Serious Fisherman, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110965800504
Book Description Serious Fisherman. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0965800504 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1488477