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Trout Flies, Proven Patterns

LaFontaine, Gary

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ISBN 10: 0962666319 / ISBN 13: 9780962666315
Published by Greycliff Publishing Company, Helena, MT, 1993
Condition: As New Hardcover
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[blank] [colophon/limitation] xix, 1-172 [8 color plates] 173-260 pp. Limited edition of 250 copies in quarter red goatskin and silk with marbled endpapers, a ribbon marker, titles in gilt; in a red silk matching overwide slipcase that contains three flies mounted into the side in a display-like case created by Don Leyden. Two of the flies were tied by Gary LaFontaine and one by Heather LaFontaine. Produced by Chuck and Blanche Johnson of Wildernes Adventures. Illustrations by Powell Swanser & photographs by Doug O'looney. This book was also produced in a trade edition and 20 presentation copies. All of LaFontaine's trout flies revealed. Patterns are described with histories of how they were developed & are fished. Glimpses into the mind of one of fly fishings most observant & insightful anglers makes this book a wonderful read. Tying instructions, B&W illus & color photos & plates. Trout Flies presents the most carefully tested and proven series of fish-takers now available to the fly fisherman. There are the flies of legend: sixty-two of them: nationally acclaimed patterns such as the Emergent Sparkle Pupa, along with effective innovations such as the Twist Nymph. But this is not just another recipe book. It is crammed with fine and important observations on the habitat, the fish, and the techniques of fishing all of the flies; for without such knowledge, even the best flies are doomed to produce limited results. Trout Flies is a top-to-bottom analysis of day-to-day situations in all types of trout water. It gives anglers the best of modern flies all proven patterns, and all the expert information fly fishers need to fool fish consistently with these exciting patterns. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 110259

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Title: Trout Flies, Proven Patterns

Publisher: Greycliff Publishing Company, Helena, MT

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Quarter Leather

Illustrator: Swanser, Powell & O'looney, Doug

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket: As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Limited Edition

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"Trout Flies" presents the most carefully tested and proven series of fish-takers now available to the fly fisherman. There are the flies of legend -- sixty-two of them: nationally acclaimed patterns such as the Emergent Sparkle Pupa, along with effective innovations such as the Twist Nymph. But this is not just another recipe book. It is crammed with fine and important observations on the habitat, the fish, and the techniques of fishing all of the flies; for without such knowledge, even the best flies are doomed to produce limited results."Trout Flies" is a top-to-bottom analysis of day-to-day situations in all types of trout water. It gives anglers the best of modern flies -- all proven patterns -- and all the expert information fly fishers need to fool fish consistently with these exciting patterns.

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LaFontaine's landmark book Caddisflies set the standard for taking a scientific approach to the sport of catching trout on a fly. In Trout Flies: Proven Patterns, he combines observation with a deep understanding of entomology to examine the art of fly tying. This large, attractive volume boasts color plates, step-by-step diagrams, and the author's lively discussion of patterns that work--and why they succeed. Twenty years of research and development are reflected in these pages, with many proven variations on dries, emergers, nymphs, wets, and streamers. Excerpts from the author's own fishing logs, describing experiments with his patterns, lend a personal touch to his fine instruction.

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