Fly Fishing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Fly Fishing For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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  • eBook:
    Fly Fishing For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
    Peter Kaminsky
  • Edition:
    2 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    November 3, 2020
  • ISBN:
    1119685907
  • ISBN-13:
    9781119685906
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    384 pages
  • Format:
    PDF

Book Description
Hook up with the fly-fishing guide that’s a keeper
Some say successful fly fishing requires supreme athleticism, a surgeon’s delicate touch, and the serene spirit of a Zen master. But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude. Whether you’re an old salt or dipping your toes in for the first time, you’ll find everything you need to learn, improve, and keep your casting sharp and fresh!
Longtime fishing writer Peter Kaminsky wades right in, taking you from choosing a rod and tying flies all the way through to staying dry with the right wardrobe and cooking up a delicious catch. You’ll also find out how you can get by with just 20 flies, a half dozen casts, and three knots. And, if you want to plunge deeper into the sport, he suggests some bucket-list destination rivers and streams to keep you agreeably hooked and learning for life―proving that the father of fishing writers Izaak Walton was right when, three centuries ago, he said: “No life is so pleasant and happy as that of a well-governed angler.”
  • Study your quarry―from rainbow trout to fashionable “glamour” fish
  • Get the best rod, reel, and gear for success―including the smartest tech
  • Know where to fish (land or sea) and how to read the water
  • Follow visual examples to sharpen your casting
Whatever your fly-fishing aims or skill level, the proven advice and 150+ illustrations in this friendly guide are your path to a lifetime of happy and productive trips: Don’t let it be the one that got away!

Content

Part 1: The Basics
CHAPTER 1: What Every Fly Rodder Needs to Know
CHAPTER 2: Choosing a Rod
CHAPTER 3: Reels
CHAPTER 4: Between the Rod and the Fish: Hooks, Lines, Leaders

Part 2: The Fish and the Flies
CHAPTER 5: Trout and the Bugs They Love (Plus Some Non-Bugs Too)
CHAPTER 6: Mayflies (And Why Trout Love Them)
CHAPTER 7: Fly Tying
CHAPTER 8: Freshwater Fish
CHAPTER 9: The Beautiful Black Bass
CHAPTER 10: Saltwater Fish
CHAPTER 11: Saltwater Baits and Flies

Part 3: Fly Fishing Essentials
CHAPTER 12: Casting and Presentation: The Heart of the Game
CHAPTER 13: Time and Place
CHAPTER 14: Catching and (Often) Releasing
CHAPTER 15: The Fly Fishing Wardrobe
CHAPTER 16: Knots: A Few Will Do
CHAPTER 17: Cooking Your Catch

Part 4: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 18: Great Trout Streams
CHAPTER 19: Ten Trout and Salmon Bucket-List Destinations
CHAPTER 20: Ten Saltwater Bucket-List Destinations
CHAPTER 21: Eleven Good Reads
CHAPTER 22: Ten Great Online Resources

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