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How to Fly Fish

134 pages1 hour


"How To Fly Fish" is a beginner’s guide to the sport of fly fishing. In it, you will find everything a new fly fisher should know about getting started in this rewarding, lifelong pastime. You’ll learn about:
- Fish, mainly trout – their habits, favorite foods, secret hiding places and how to fool them with a tiny artificial fly
- Equipment – from rods and reels to nets and waders, what to look for in good gear and what you need in a beginner’s setup
- Reading water – recognizing structure and current patterns that make for good fly fishing water; temperature, clarity and flow rates for optimal conditions
- Insects – mayflies, caddis flies, stone flies, even grasshoppers; why the fish cannot resist them; selecting artificial flies to match the real thing
- Casting – basic instruction on how to get the fly in the air and onto the water; we’ll look at tempo and line management, and provide a couple of expert tips
- Hooking and playing a fish – what to do when you hook into a big, strong fish; techniques for working the rod and controlling the line
- Landing and releasing fish – how to handle and remove the hook from a tired trout in as little time as possible, sending it back home alive and well
- Hiring a guide – the benefits of spending a little cash for a lot of experience
- Drift boats – the allure of fly fishing from a river craft designed to maximize your success on the water
- Learning more – where to find the best tips and information on everything from history and conservation to tying your own flies
There’s much more, including a section on putting together a perfect day of fly fishing on a classic river. This is another great e-book from

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