Fly Fishing Small Streams

Fly Fishing Small Streams

Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Published: 1989

Total Pages: 164

ISBN-13: 9780811722902

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Laced with fishing stories and a guest appearance or two from the inimitable A.K. Best, Gierach's book offers advice on tackle selection, reading water, casting technique, and small-stream scouting. Photos and drawings.


Simple Fly Fishing

Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard

Publisher: Patagonia

Published: 2014-04-15

Total Pages: 304

ISBN-13: 1938340280

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Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.


The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing

The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing

Author: Tom Rosenbauer

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Published: 2011-04-12

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0789322250

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The definitive and comprehensive guide to fishing small trout streams throughout North America. Tired of the famous and crowded rivers, today’s anglers have a greater desire to get close to nature while staying closer to home. The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing provides all the information for finding and fishing unspoiled gems found everywhere from wilderness areas to suburban backyards. These often overlooked streams are abundant throughout the United States, and range from the Appalachians—from Maine to Georgia—to northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, the Black Hills of South Dakota, the entire Rocky Mountain region from Montana to northern Arizona, and the Cascade and Sierra Nevada ranges. As more fishing is done close to home, small trout streams, or third-order streams as described by hydrologists, are thirty times as abundant as the bigger, more famous trout streams and most of them are on public land, making them more accessible. This beautifully illustrated and definitive resource explains the small stream environment, how to find these streams, how small-stream trout behave, how to read the water, special casts, fly selection, and how to present the fly in all types of small streams. With this book, anglers can find and catch wild trout far off the beaten path.


The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

Author: Tom Rosenbauer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2019-07-01

Total Pages: 329

ISBN-13: 1493025821

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This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic ground work by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular, modern patterns. How to choose and prepare the correct material, and all the necessary tying steps for each fly, are detailed in superb, large, color photographs. Even if you have no previous tying experience, you'll be able to tie dries, nymphs, streamers, saltwater offerings, and bass bugs after just a few sessions with this book. The tyer is then advised how to progress to similar patterns using the same basic techniques. Also included is a huge reference of fly patterns - more than four hundred flies from the Orvis catalog are shown in full color, along with the tying recipes and proportions for each one. This book, drawing from the Orvis Company's vast resources and teaching experience and written by an author whose name is synonymous with Orvis, has become the bible for fly-tyers of all skill levels.


Trout from Small Streams

Trout from Small Streams

Author: Dave Hughes

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Published: 2014-03-01

Total Pages: 258

ISBN-13: 0811712370

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What defines a small stream? For Dave Hughes, it's not size but "that sense of intimacy" you get when you can observe the whole stream and "feel that you're a large and integral part of it." Hughes draws on his years of experience to teach you everything you need to know about fishing small streams, from choosing rods and flies to reading the weather and water. Hughes knows that successful fly fishing is more than just catching the most or the biggest fish. Small streams provide the opportunity for exploration and discovery—in addition to the fish. This second edition contains new chapters on reading the seasons and tenkara and is superbly illustrated with more than 100 new color photos.


The Ramblings of an Aging Angler

The Ramblings of an Aging Angler

Author: Al Simpson

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

Published: 2021-06-11

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13: 1662428375

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“His presentation of the what, how, when, where and why of the sport is eloquent in the clarity and precision of his writing. He provides a wealth of practical information, embellished with personal observations, and quotes from past masters.” -Richard Robinson, Master professional golf instructor, author, and fisherman “This book is an excellent resource for beginning anglers, and a very entertaining read even for those with decades of experience on the water.” -Justin Witt, International outfitter, guide, contributor to “The Flyfish Journal” ________________________________________________________________________ With fifty years of fly-fishing experience, Al Simpson has written an engaging book about fly-fishing for trout. It is packed with information helpful to anglers of all skill levels. Insights are frequently presented through a streamside experience. Topics include getting started, equipment, casting, trout feeding behavior, flies, reading the water, presentation, and seasons. He also discusses controversial topics like etiquette, stocking, and restoration of native trout. The work is richly enhanced with over 200 color photos and line drawings. It joins the short list of must-reads for trout anglers. The author began fly-fishing in 1962. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and has fished the mid-Atlantic’s trout streams extensively. Summers have always included fishing in the northern Rockies. Now retired from the University of Virginia where he practiced and taught cardiology, he and wife Ginny spend their summers in Montana. They frequently travel to trout venues about the globe. A lifetime member of Trout Unlimited, he served as vice president on Virginia’s state council. He works part-time for Orvis as a fly-fishing retail specialist, and teaches fly-fishing. Local sports clubs frequently invite him to speak and conduct fly-fishing clinics. An avid blogger on all things related to fly- fishing for trout, he has an international following.


Fly Fishing in Ireland

Fly Fishing in Ireland

Author: Peter O'Reilly

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Published: 2002-07

Total Pages: 252

ISBN-13: 9780811700078

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Fly fishermen have been catching trout and salmon from Ireland's abundant rivers and loughs for centuries. This practical fishing book, written by Ireland's top fly-fishing instructor, Peter O'Reilly, looks at the rich tradition of game angling in the Emerald Isle. O'Reilly shares tips on such specialist skills as fishing the duckfly, mayfly, and murrough on the loughs; the merits of fishing the Irish shrimp fly for salmon; and the arts of dapping, Erriff-style slack-water fishing, and imitating the Sheelin bloodworm. Brimming with clear advice on tackle, flies, techniques, and river craft, this is your perfect companion guide to fishing Ireland's loughs and rivers.


Smallmouth

Smallmouth

Author: Dave Karczynski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2017-10-01

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 0811765970

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Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River in Oregon to the Great Lakes, to Maine’s Penobscot. While numerous books have been written on smallmouth, this is the first book to cover the cutting edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters. Cutting edge fly patterns for smallmouth, including full color plates and recipes, as well as new techniques for fishing these patterns A “tips” section from various guides, both old school and new, including Luke Kavajecz, Kyle Zempel, Austin Adduci, Kip Vieth, and Bart Landwehr Covers smallmouth bass essentials including biology, behavior, and where to find trophy bass Interviews with Mike Schultz, Lefty Kreh, Chuck Kraft, and Larry Dahlberg


The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout

The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout

Author: Tom Rosenbauer

Publisher: Globe Pequot

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781599211473

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The authors present a refreshingly straightforward and common sense approach to better communication with a horse through touch.


Fishing Small Streams with a Fly Rod

Fishing Small Streams with a Fly Rod

Author: Charles R. Meck

Publisher:

Published: 1991

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13: 9780881502022

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In this long-awaited book, master fly-fisherman Charles Meck explains everything you need to know about the special techniques of fly-fishing small streams, including:Finding and rating productive streamsSelecting rods, reels, lines, and leadersSmall-stream casting techniques-including Meck's innovative "bow-and-arrow cast"What hatches to expect--and when--on small streamsTying buoyant and visible dry flies for small steams-as well as nymphs, wet flies, and terrestrialsImproving fishing on your favorite streams