In many cases an angler's life proceeds in a series of stages.
Author: Roy Briggs
In many cases an angler's life proceeds in a series of stages. To begin with he goes in for the simplest way of catching fish because at that stage his sole outlook is to deceive as many fish as possible at each outing, irrespective of the size or lack of cunning of such fish. Later the angler may well find that he feels an urge to try something more difficult in the way of either fishing methods or fish. Gradually he finds that there can be immense satisfaction in catching fewer fish, but of better size, possibly through mastering a more difficult method of fishing which, when he started fishing, seemed beyond his skill. Eventually, having tried out various methods among various fish, most enthusiasts settle down to one, or perhaps two methods and apply them to the pursuit of one or two kinds of fish. You have of course, exceptions. There are those who are dedicated to coarse fishing with bait and who would not waste time going after trout or salmon. You have the trout or salmon fanatics who would not fish with bait for any fish and who have no interest in coarse fishing. Then there are the few who divide their time between coarse and game fishing. For myself I am a trout and salmon addict and nowadays I fish only with the fly. That does not mean that I do not admire those who fish for other fish in other ways. Indeed I think that the coarse fisher of the English waters is worthy of the greatest admiration as a very sporting gentleman who goes to immense trouble and expends great skill to catch fish, all of which he returns to the water. What could be more sporting than that? In my own case I caught my first trout on fly and it was at a later date that I enjoyed flood fishing with the worm. So with salmon-my first fish was on a fly and it was in later years that I learned spinning with the difficult centre-pin reel and then went on through almost all the spinning reels that were manufactured. Eventually I turned to the fly completely for the simple reason that I love fly fishing better than any other method I have tried. Today, as I see it, too many beginners buy a fixed-spool reel, find it simple to work and then, gaining an impression that fly casting is difficult, they go on bait fishing or spinning even though they feel they would like to try the fly. I am not going to say that there is anything wrong in this but I do feel that many of our younger anglers today would like to try fly fishing if only they had someone to guide them at the start. If in this way I can help even a few anglers to share the joy and the satisfaction that fly fishing has given to me over the years I will have been amply repaid.
Wherever you find a clear freshwater stream or river, you'll also find devoted anglers intent on matching their wits against trout, salmon, and other fighting fish. Here is the perfect instruction book for beginners.
Author: James A. Casada
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Category: Sports & Recreation
Wherever you find a clear freshwater stream or river, you'll also find devoted anglers intent on matching their wits against trout, salmon, and other fighting fish. Here is the perfect instruction book for beginners. Clear, comprehensive charts detail essential information on how to choose appropriate flies, rods, reels, and lines for catching different varieties of fish. With words and pictures, author Peter Gathercole also coaches his readers on fishing skills and techniques, starting with simple basics that include assembling the fishing rod, attaching the fly, mastering casting techniques, and reeling. He takes novice fishermen through the many steps toward proficiency and a pleasurable fishing experience. He also offers refresher chapters for those anglers who have been away from fishing for some time. And even advanced anglers will find advice and tips guaranteed to improve their skills for their next fishing outing. This attractive book is filled with hundreds of how-to color photos.
This book provides the answers to solving them, it is a culmination of his successful beginners classes and years of working with clients.Leo Vensel started fly fishing in the early '70s and is completely immersed in the sport.
Author: Leo Vensel
Have you ever wished you could look over the shoulder of a fly fishing guide to learn how to become a proficient angler?This book flattens the learning curve by taking a simplified practical approach. It is aimed at getting you up-and-running quickly so you can enjoy fly fishing and catch fish.All the essential components needed to learn fly fishing:What gear you need and how to use itWhere to fish and whyHow to select the proper flyThe fundamentals of fly castingHow to fish with fliesHow to tie essential fishing knotsVeteran Fly Fishing guide Leo Vensel finds common challenges, and similar questions from clients and students alike. This book provides the answers to solving them, it is a culmination of his successful beginners classes and years of working with clients.Leo Vensel started fly fishing in the early '70s and is completely immersed in the sport. He has taught hundreds of students the fundamentals of fly fishing and truly enjoys guiding others in the pursuit of wild fish. His passion for the sport has taken him to American West, Great Lakes, Florida, Mid-Atlantic states, and Canada. He is a licensed Pennsylvania fishing guide, Fly Fishing Team USA Nationals qualifier, Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, and former president of the Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited.When not on the water or tying flies, Leo can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife Chrissy, creating art, and plotting his next adventure.
If уоu саrrу уоur rоd in a small car, уоu mіght lіkе thе соnvеnіеnсе of a short tubе that holds a multi-piece rоd. GET THIS BOOK AND KNOW MORE ABOUT FISHING
Author: Katie Williams Ph D
Fly fishing is dіffеrеnt frоm other kіndѕ оf fіѕhіng in a соuрlе оf wауѕ. Mоѕt bаѕісаllу, thе wеіght оf thе line рrореlѕ the саѕt, not thе weight оf thе bаіt or lurе. A tіnу flу іѕ vеrу light, but it is роѕѕіblе tо рrеѕеnt іt tо a fish 40 feet away bу uѕіng a flу lіnе. Mоѕt anglers come to fly fіѕhіng after a lоng аррrеntісеѕhір іn оthеr kіndѕ of fіѕhіng, bе it wіth live bait, bаѕѕ lurеѕ оr deep sea tасklе. I ѕреnt many hоurѕ рlаѕtеrеd tо the ѕеаt оf a bоаt dangling mіnnоwѕ оvеr the side оr ѕіttіng оn a mud-ѕlісk creek bank trуіng tо оutwіt саtfіѕh before еvеr hоldіng a flу rоd. Whеn I first started flу fishing, I ѕреnt a lоt of tіmе on ѕtrеаmѕ full оf grееdу ѕunfіѕh аnd ѕmаll, nаіvе bass. Casting colorful wооllу wоrmѕ аnd little рорріng bugѕ, I wаdеd іn cool wаtеrѕ fоr hоurѕ оn end саtсhіng lots of ѕmаll, feisty fіѕh whіlе lеаrnіng tо keep a fly lіnе airborne. FLY ROD Mіѕѕоurі аnglеrѕ саn ѕtаrt wіth оnе flу rоd thаt wіll mаxіmіzе the fun іn catching ѕunfіѕh, small ѕtrеаm bаѕѕ аnd trоut. Mоѕt fly rоdѕ tоdау аrе mаdе frоm graphite and, sometimes, a соmbіnаtіоn of оthеr materials, such as fiberglass. Thіѕ іѕ good, resilient stuff that саn bе turnеd іntо a lіght, ѕwееt-саѕtіng rоd. Thе lеаѕt еxреnѕіvе rоdѕ wіll рrоbаblу соntаіn lеѕѕ graphite аnd more fіbеrglаѕѕ. Experienced fly аnglеrѕ select a rоd bаѕеd оn thе "lіnе wеіght" the rod is rated for, the rod action аnd thе lеngth of thе rod. Rоd "асtіоnѕ" аrе rаtеd fullу-flеxіng, medium, mеdіum-fаѕt аnd fаѕt. Aѕ rоdѕ progress from the mоѕt flеxіblе tо thе fаѕtеѕt, thеу bесоmе ѕtіffеr. Shоrt, lіght flу rоdѕ ѕuіtаblе fоr ѕunfіѕh uѕе fеаthеr-wеіght lines, while lоngеr, more muѕсulаr rоdѕ uѕеd for bаѕѕ fishing rеԛuіrе hеаvіеr lіnеѕ to tеаѕе thе lеvеrаgе оut оf them. A new flу саѕtеr ѕhоuld look fоr a rod іn thе mеdіum rаngе. It will "load" (flex thе rоd) with its matched line аt ѕhоrt tо medium ranges, making casting еаѕіеr аt thе distances mоѕt people асtuаllу fish. Anоthеr соnѕіdеrаtіоn mіght bе how many ріесеѕ the rоd соmрrіѕеѕ. If уоu саrrу уоur rоd in a small car, уоu mіght lіkе thе соnvеnіеnсе of a short tubе that holds a multi-piece rоd. GET THIS BOOK AND KNOW MORE ABOUT FISHING
This is especially hеlрful if уоu рlаn on fіѕhіng regularly in a ѕресіfіс area, as thе guіdе wіll bе mоrе fаmіlіаr with the flіеѕ, casts, аnd tесhnіԛuеѕ nесеѕѕаrу tо land fish in thаt аrеа.
Author: Nancy Jefferson
If you've rесеntlу mаdе thе decision to ѕtаrt fly fishing, уоu'rе іn good company. Flу fishing is a ѕроrt thаt is grоwіng rаріdlу іn рорulаrіtу; іt is a challenging, exciting sport thаt wіll рuѕh уоu tо nеw lіmіtѕ еасh dау. It'ѕ a grеаt way to gеt outside and gеt ѕоmе еxеrсіѕе, and whіlе іt mау ѕееm like аn іntіmіdаtіng (еvеn соѕtlу!) hоbbу tо undеrtаkе, it doesn't hаvе tо bе соmрlісаtеd. If уоu'rе juѕt starting оut оn the water, consider our beginners guide of tірѕ tо help уоu gеt started. Whіlе you can ѕреnd time рuttеrіng аrоund оn your own, you will bе muсh mоrе effective if ѕоmеоnе ѕhоwѕ уоu whаt to dо first. While YоuTubе vіdеоѕ аnd vіrtuаl nоvісе trаіnіng'ѕ are a good рlасе to start, іt'ѕ better іf уоu саn find a guіdе оr tеасhеr whо will tаkе уоu rіght оut оn thе wаtеr. Mаnу lосаl flу shops оffеr free оr іnеxреnѕіvе trаіnіngѕ. Thеѕе аrе pretty straightforward аnd trаіn уоu in the bаѕісѕ of fly fіѕhіng. Whіlе they wоn't always get уоu out оn thе wаtеr (although the very bеѕt wіll), they will trаіn уоu in еvеrуthіng frоm knot tуіng, flу ѕеlесtіоn, саѕtіng, and more. Thеѕе сlаѕѕеѕ wіll allow уоu tо gеt fееdbасk from a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl bеfоrе уоu gеt оut оn thе rіvеr. Best yet, consider hiring a guіdе. This is especially hеlрful if уоu рlаn on fіѕhіng regularly in a ѕресіfіс area, as thе guіdе wіll bе mоrе fаmіlіаr with the flіеѕ, casts, аnd tесhnіԛuеѕ nесеѕѕаrу tо land fish in thаt аrеа. Many people аrе intimidated by thе іdеа оf hіrіng a guide, but they dоn't have tо break the bаnk. Many guides оffеr frее оr reduced еxсurѕіоnѕ, especially if уоu'rе a lосаl оr bеgіnnеr. Hаvе a соnvеrѕаtіоn wіth ѕоmе local, seasoned fly fishermen to figure out what flіеѕ wіll work bеѕt in thе аrеа уоu are fіѕhіng. It's also not a bad idea tо do some rеаdіng up оn thе dіffеrеnt types оf flies you mіght еnсоuntеr. Thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl tуреѕ оf flіеѕ, іnсludіng drу flіеѕ, nymphs, аnd ѕtrеаmеrѕ. Dереndіng on whаt ѕресіеѕ of fіѕh уоu рlаn оn fіѕhіng, аѕ wеll аѕ thе wеаthеr and water conditions, уоu'll nееd tо hаvе a fеw truѕtу flies іn уоur flу box to mаkе ѕurе уоu аrе рrераrеd fоr whаtеvеr thе river throws аt уоu.
This book is designed for the beginning fly fisher fishing the Pacific Northwest.
Author: Daniel Green
This book is designed for the beginning fly fisher fishing the Pacific Northwest. Includes an overview of the Pacific Northwest, identifying 10 key regions offering great fly fishing; basics of casting explained; how to assemble a basic "balanced" rod/reel/and line; fly types defined and a list of basic flies for the Pacific Northwest; environmental threats to our fisheries and what you can do; wild versus hatchery trout and how to distinguish them; environmental needs of wild trout; a trout's diet; angling etiquette, sportsmanship and traditions; much more! The author has fished throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years and generously shares his knowledge and insights with the reader.
Clearly written and generously illustrated, this book presents a practical, informative approach, geared specifically toward novice and intermediate anglers.
Author: Dave Card
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
Clearly written and generously illustrated, this book presents a practical, informative approach, geared specifically toward novice and intermediate anglers. You'll learn how to select the right equipment, master basic as well as intermediate casting techniques, read the water in order to find the fish, study various types of water bugs to determine what the fish are feeding on and pick the right fly for the job.
In this book learn how you can: Understand fishing lure techniques Which Fish Are Drawn to What lures Best Fly Casting Methods And much more! Get your copy of Fishing Guide by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
Author: Eugene Burns
Many how-to books claim to be the "ultimate" guide of "this" or the "ultimate" guide to "that", and most of the time it's just instances of mere hype and hyperbole on the part of advertisers. But "this book" I can say without a doubt, is the ultimate guide to fly fishing, and if you need to know how to get your act together with the boys (or girls) at the fish pond in a hurry, this book will take you there! Covering a myriad of issues, interests, and topics such as the type of tools that you will need, the best techniques to employ, and the tactics that are required to make all of your fly fishing endeavors successful. Know the right size, color, texture, and movement that will get the fish (quite literally) hooked! Also learn all the right fly casting maneuvers, from how to square your shoulders to complicated S maneuvers; it's all covered! In this book learn how you can: Understand fishing lure techniques Which Fish Are Drawn to What lures Best Fly Casting Methods And much more! Get your copy of Fishing Guide by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
This book opens up a whole new world in fly fishing, it's time to start tying your own flies.
Author: Chris Mann
Category: Sports & Recreation
For the keen fly fisher who wishes to improve his chances of catching fish, fly tying is a necessity. This book shows you all the procedures necessary to tie a vast range of flies successfully -- popular flies like the Woolly Bugger, Pheasant Tail, Grey Wulff, and more. The authors explain about tools, hooks, and materials, and lead on to the basic skills of fly tying. The techniques learned here will stand you in good stead for all of your future experimentation, even the most complex flies are based on these skills. This book opens up a whole new world in fly fishing, it's time to start tying your own flies.
In this book, a long-time resident and devoted fly fisherman imparts a wealth of knowledge about fly fishing in Connecticut.
Author: Kevin Murphy
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In this book, a long-time resident and devoted fly fisherman imparts a wealth of knowledge about fly fishing in Connecticut. Kevin Murphy teaches novice anglers about the state’s trout hatcheries and stocking programs, the differences between brook, brown, and rainbow trout, and offers easy-to-follow instructions on the basics of fly fishing. In this concise text, the reader finds the essentials in fly fishing gear, stream tactics, casting, and a host of related topics. In addition, would-be anglers gain a useful glimpse into the history of fishing in the state, plus important tips on stream conservation, fly fishing etiquette, regulations, and safety. Most importantly, anglers will find a veritable road map to Connecticut’s best trout streams and rivers. The book even offers excellent suggestions for comfortable lodging in prime fly fishing locations and—once the day’s fishing is done—a few mouth-watering recipes for cooking one’s catch. Whether you’re in the market for that first pair of waders, thinking of tuning up your casting technique, or just want to know where the fish are biting, this is the book to read.
The guide will even untangle the confusion of fly fishing lines. The guide will walk you through the steps of loading your reel and stringing your rod. Fly fishing is all about casting and the guide will teach you to cast.
Fly Fishing for Beginners: Never Before Revealed Information! You want to go fishing, but you have become bored with it lately. It is no longer the challenge it used to be. You have heard about fly fishing, but you are not sure how to get started. You've seen the fly fishermen out on the banks of the river, but to be able to cast like they can, and they seem to be doing very well at it. You might be thinking to yourself, but can I do it. The answer is YES! "A Guide to Fly Fishing" will teach you what you need to know to get started. You will be able to handle your equipment like a pro because your guide will walk you through it step by step. You will learn the different types of rods and reels available. The guide will even untangle the confusion of fly fishing lines. The guide will walk you through the steps of loading your reel and stringing your rod. Fly fishing is all about casting and the guide will teach you to cast. Your first fly fishing trip will not be a disaster because you will know what to do and what to expect. Fly fishing will take you to places where the scenery is breathtaking. With fly fishing you can fish in any body of water on this earth, even the ocean! Here is what you will learn inside this Fly Fishing For Beginners guide.... *You will learn some of the history About Fly Fishing *You will learn 101 fly fishing for beginners tricks *You will know how to choose the best rod for you. *You will know how to choose the best reel. *You will learn what type of fly fishing line you will need. *You will learn the tips on how to care for your rod, reel and fly fishing line. *You will learn about the "leaders" and "tippets". *You will learn how to load fly fishing line and backing on your reel. *You will learn how to put it all together. *You will learn casting. The casting grip, the importance of casting and the casting basics *You will learn to read your surroundings. *You will learn how to tie fly fishing knots. *You will learn how to retrieve your line with your hands. *And A Lot More! Learn how to fly fish with your personal guide... The guide will teach you everything you need to know to get you started in the challenging world of fly fishing. You will learn how to look for the signs to tell you what type of bait will do best. You will learn about the flies and the spinners. You will know how to use them and what they are used for. You will learn the different types of waders, so that you will know before you buy them which one would be the best ones for you to use. If you like fishing and want to learn the art of fly fishing, this guide will help to put you on the right track. Fly fishing is challenging, but once it is learned it is a great hobby. Go ahead, grab your copy now (get free ebook w/ every paperback)!
It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently. The reason? Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take. This book will help to short-circuit that learning curve. Carp's selectivity can be boiled down to diet.
Author: Dan C. Frasier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Learn tips and tricks for all new flies sure to catch carp! Carp are one of the most widely distributed and abundant fish in North America. Their prodigious size and habit of finning in shallow water make them appear to be easy fly-fishing targets. In reality, most anglers quickly discover that they are extremely difficult to hook on a fly. It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently. The reason? Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take. This book will help to short-circuit that learning curve. Carp's selectivity can be boiled down to diet. Understanding what they are eating allows the angler to choose and tie a fly that will produce. The Orvis Beginner’s Guide to Carp Flies walks the flyfisherman through the steps of identifying the most likely food source, illustrating the best patterns that imitate that food, and discussing how to effectively present those flies. With detailed information on tying all of the important carp flies, this book eliminates months of trial and error in your fly selection. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
If you want to learn how to fly fish, then get "How To Fly Fish" guide which is written by a person with real life experience in fly fishing. "How To Fly Fish" is a beginner’s guide to the sport of fly fishing.
Category: Sports & Recreation
If you want to learn how to fly fish, then get "How To Fly Fish" guide which is written by a person with real life experience in fly fishing. "How To Fly Fish" is a beginner’s guide to the sport of fly fishing. In it, you will find everything a new fly fisher should know about getting started in this rewarding, lifelong pastime. You’ll learn about: - Fish, mainly trout – their habits, favorite foods, secret hiding places and how to fool them with a tiny artificial fly - Equipment – from rods and reels to nets and waders, what to look for in good gear and what you need in a beginner’s setup - Reading water – recognizing structure and current patterns that make for good fly fishing water; temperature, clarity and flow rates for optimal conditions - Insects – mayflies, caddis flies, stone flies, even grasshoppers; why the fish cannot resist them; selecting artificial flies to match the real thing - Casting – basic instruction on how to get the fly in the air and onto the water; we’ll look at tempo and line management, and provide a couple of expert tips - Hooking and playing a fish – what to do when you hook into a big, strong fish; techniques for working the rod and controlling the line - Landing and releasing fish – how to handle and remove the hook from a tired trout in as little time as possible, sending it back home alive and well - Hiring a guide – the benefits of spending a little cash for a lot of experience - Drift boats – the allure of fly fishing from a river craft designed to maximize your success on the water - Learning more – where to find the best tips and information on everything from history and conservation to tying your own flies About the Expert Lloyd Bentley won his first essay contest, on fire prevention, at age 9 in San Francisco, California. He wrote for school papers and published a family gossip weekly to entertain the household. He earned a B.A. in Communications in Montreal, and continues to hone his craft, seeking out new challenges that feed his passion and test his skill. During the course of 20 years in Banff, Alberta, Canada, he became both a writer and adventure junkie. He attended a writer’s workshop at the Banff Centre, scripted radio drama for Parks Canada, and contributed Web articles on hiking and biking. He also tells a great fishing story. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
This guide covers the areas that other beginner's guides often miss out, such as etiquette, fishing costs, licences and permissions, flies and guidance on taking fish for the table.
Author: David Johnson
David Johnson is a professional fly fishing coach based in the Derbyshire Peak District. After many years coaching fly fishing, David decided to write a beginner's guide for those taking up this fascinating branch of the sport. This guide covers the areas that other beginner's guides often miss out, such as etiquette, fishing costs, licences and permissions, flies and guidance on taking fish for the table. More straightforward information on tackle and watercraft as well as fly fishing techniques are also included. Written for the complete beginner in a simple and easy to understand style, this guide concentrates on fly fishing for trout in the UK and should equip the reader with the knowledge to get started on their fly fishing journey.
Fly Fishing for Trout is one of the finest fly-fishing primers ever written!It treats every aspect of the sport needed to bring the reader to the level of highly competent fly rodding - choice of tackle, rigging up, beginning and essential ...
Author: Richard W. Talleur
Publisher: Lyons Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
From the choice of tackle to becoming a competent angler; makes learning both rewarding and fun.
Let's Go Fishing A Beginner's Guide to Angling and Fly Fishing, with Tips on
Equipment, When and Where to Fish, How to Make Your Own Flies, How to Cast
and Much More - Written by - Various Authors Let's go Fishing A Beginner's Guide to ...
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
This vintage book contains a popular guide to fishing, with information on angling in salt water, angling for course fish, and angling for trout and grayling. Written in clear, simple language and full of interesting information and invaluable hints and tips, this text will be of considerable utility to the novice angler, and may also be of value to those with more experience as a reference book. The chapters of this text include: Watercraft, Roach, Pike, Perch, Chub, Tench, Carp, Bream, Dace, Trout, Grayling, Bass, Conger, Mackerel, Tope, Codling, Black Bream, Whiting, and Dabs and Flounders. This text contains a wealth of illustrations, and makes for a great addition to collections of allied literature. First published in 1946, we are republishing it now complete with a new, specially-commissioned introduction on the history of fishing.
If the water is clear, you can usually see the fish's reaction to your fly, or if it's
muddy, you might see signs of a quick exit. It will either spook, strike, follow and
strike, follow and refuse, or ignore your offering completely. It's exciting to see an
Author: John L. Field
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
In The ACA's Beginner's Guide to Fly Casting: Featuring the Twelve Casts You Need to Know, John Field, tournament caster and FFI Master Casting Instructor, teaches and explains the fundamentals of fly casting, step by step. John shares the casting games of the American Casting Association and its 110 years of proven methods. This guide also includes learning tips from champion casters Steve Rajeff and Chris Korich. To begin, Field carefully lays out the essentials for getting ready, like assembling an outfit, and caring for your tackle. Next, he shows the simplest but most efficient way to start casting and practicing for results. Once you can make the basic cast, the next chapters provide the steps to achieve casting accuracy and distance. Whether learning to fly fish in fresh or saltwater, Field's expertise is sure to have you casting like a pro before you know it. With expert instructions, accompanying diagrams and fun drills, The ACA's Beginner's Guide to Fly Casting will help the next generation of flyfishers participate in this wonderful sport.