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Essential Fly Fishing: Learning the Right Way and Improving the Skills You Have

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Essential Fly Fishing - an all-color handbook - presents the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful color illustrations will enable new fly fishers to: find fish in streams, lakes, and salt water; select and assemble proper, balanced tackle; cast a fly line with authority - with rhythm, not strength; recogni ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by Lyons Press (first published September 1st 1994)
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Christopher Neto
An excellent and approachable introduction into the world and hobby of fly fishing. Perfect for any would-be angler who has just acquired their first rod and reel.

Well formatted, easy to read, and beautifully illustrated.
Theodore
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice place to start. Gives you the basic info you need to get out there without getting too complicated.
Anthony Hill
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book it showed me many different flies to tye including some knew ones i learned it helped me learn what to tye your flies on i enjoyed this book
Eric
Jul 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was wonderful, its what sustained me during long winters dreaming of a trout stream and during long summers of lazy pan fishing. It prepped me perfectly for our epic trips to the high country trout streams in Colorado. I got into fly fishing without the benefit of an experienced partner and the complications of the sport were beautifully simplified in this book. The paintings are beautiful and the writing is smart and quirky. To this day I remember this suggestion in paraphrase, When y ...more
Wendi Plenge
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast start for a lifetime of fishing adventures - with skill. Tom Meade is almost as knowledgeable as my brother! Bob White's color illustrations are inviting and reminiscent of A River Runs Through. I'm ready for my Montana trip in August 2012! Published by Lyons Press, I purchased at Restoration Hardware circa 1994! ...more
Ryan
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, fishing
Excellent guide for beginning fly fishers. Simple, detailed explanations.
Larry
Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not so hard to do according to him. Just throwing a potato off a fork. Its the lures that are hard.
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