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The Dry Fly: New Angles

LaFontaine, Gary

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ISBN 10: 0962666300 / ISBN 13: 9780962666308
Published by Greycliff Publishing Company, Helena, MT, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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308 pp. Book: Inscribed by the Author on the title page. Expert angler Gary LaFontaine provides the reader with his insights into matching & fishing dry flies. Illustrated by Gretchen Grayum and B&W photos which highlight the text, this book on picking the best dry fly at any given moment is a fascinating & useful read. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 100208

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Title: The Dry Fly: New Angles

Publisher: Greycliff Publishing Company, Helena, MT

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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A brilliant and innovative book by the author of Caddisflies.


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.

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