From the author of the best-selling classic, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, comes a new guidebook focused on transforming the fly-fishing skills you have acquired on larger and more famous rivers into techniques you can use on the many small streams running through the backyards of America. More and more anglers are exploring fly fishing in small streams, and with good reason, These tiny waters are located all over, often close your home, and do not require the time or expense of a long fishing trip. The necessary equipment for a small-stream outing is less cumbersome, and you can often get away with a few key flies. And, perhaps, most appealing to those fly fishers who enjoy solitude, you rarely have to share a small stream with other anglers. Tom Rosenbauer, whose name is synonymous with fly fishing, explains the many merits of these off-the-beaten-path streams, where to find the, and how to fish them. While he won't reveal specific locations of his secret waters― he will help you develop the skills to find and fish your own private streams. Included are chapters on reading the water, fly selection, choosing appropriate equipment, how to deal with seasonal changes, and casting and fishing techniques, as well as special sidebars on the differences between wild and hatchery fish, sight fishing, and stream conservation tips, among other topics. With beautiful, full-color photography, this comprehensive instruction book is sure to become required reading for anyone interested in fly fishing and a treasured part of your angling library.
By: Tom Rosenbauer
Hardback, 207 pages