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Handbook of Hatches

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An introduction to the observation of aquatic insects at the simplest level. Omits the Latin and demystifies the confusing classification of insects and selection of patterns to match them.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Stackpole Books
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Owen Duffy
Dec 26, 2015 Owen Duffy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably THE textbook for matching aquatic insects, with some patterns one could tie if they so wish. To this end, the book is comprehensive, but that also means there is a lot of information for the uninitiated to attempt to retain. Let alone understand.

I have some degree of skill in catching fish by matching color and sizes of flies, if not basic identification and matching. Etymology is not my strong suit. And so I used a highlighter to bring out the crucial information in this book - that is
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Colette
So far I'm liking it, but have shelved it. Since my husband fly fishes, um, A LOT, I figured I'd learn something on my own about the sport that I was interested in...I know that fly fishing is all about imitating nature to get the fish to take the bite. That actually does interest me somewhat...and Hughes writes in such a way that both informative and entertaining.
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