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Trout and the Fly: A New Approach

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The Trout and the Fly has been acknowledged as one of the most important books on fly fishing to appear in this century. It takes further than any book before it our understanding of the world of the trout and the way that the angler, his fly, his tackle and his behavior appear to the fish under water.

The book is the result of years of work by two of Britain's most respect

Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 12th 1988 by Lyons Press (first published January 1st 1984)
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Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you wish to get inside the small, primitive brain of a trout, then read The Trout and The Fly. Most theories passed around in angling circles for how these critters behave is commonly hearsay. The authors, Brian Clarke and John Goddard - both avid fly fishermen, reveal trained and measured observations. More than any sport, fishing lends itself to word-of-mouth and story telling. Clarke and Goddard take a more analytical tact - providing the angler fundamental knowledge of trout behavior.

Feb 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I have heard this book referred to as "old hat" and sure I read it and re-read it years ago but it opened my eyes. Not only to becoming a better fisherman but to truly recognise the value of fitting in with nature and not trying to push your own agenda.

That was years back and having read the book my fishing success on stillwaters ,which in those days I fished exclusively from the bank, sky rocketed. I had entire seasons without blanking and threw away all my lines except the floater.

That I hav
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