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     Books: Trout from Small Streams - Dave Hughes new book

    Fly Fishing Books  In his newest book, Dave Hughes covers all aspects of fly-fishing for trout on small streams. He describes how fishing is different on mountain, freestone, and meadow streams and how to develop skills for each. He covers the gear, including what to put in a small stream fly box. Hughes' advice on casting technique is especially useful because trees and brush often require different kinds of casts for small streams.

    About the Author
    Dave Hughes is the author of more than 25 fishing books, including "Essential Trout Flies" (0811727483) and "Taking Trout" (0811729060). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughter.


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     Books: TROUT FLIES: The Tier's Reference - Dave Hughes

    Fly Fishing Books  

    This book is the definitive work for trout fishermen who tie flies, a step-by-step reference for tying over 500 patterns that will take trout everywhere, in all conditions.

    Dave Hughes is an accomplished fly tier and student of entomology, but he is a fly fishermen first, and one with a gift: the ability to organize and explain in clear, readable language what can be a bewilderingly complex subject. It follows that his master work is aimed at fishermen who want their fly tying to support their fishing, and not the other way around. 

    "That the trout flies in this book are tied to catch trout, not to place on display for awed trout fishermen, sets our thinking off in a certain set of directions. We're after beauty in the eye of the trout, not in the eye of the collector. Form follows function. The most beautiful flie is the one that catches trout, and not the visually most appealing. Our goal is a a fly that looks alive in the water, not while clamped to the fly tying vise. Your fly tying should be directed by what you learn while you are out fishing."

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     Books: Tying the Classic Salmon Fly

    Fly Fishing Books  Tying the Classic Salmon Fly: A Modern Approach to Traditional Techniques

    Salmon flies, those colorful yet seemingly impossible creations of fur and feathers on a deadly hook, are within the reach of any fly-tier prepared to study the secrets of several generations of fly-tying pioneers. Editor Michael Radencich goes a long way to present the most up-to-date information on this hallowed art form in the big, beautiful Tying the Classic Salmon Fly: A Modern Approach to Traditional Techniques. With large, crisp color photographs and detailed step-by-step tying instructions, this is a comprehensive guide that instructs while dazzling the eye. You may even want two copies--one for the tying desk and one for the coffee table.

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     Books: Steelhead Dreams: ..Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing

    Fly Fishing Books  

    Steelhead Dreams: The Theory, Method, Science and Madness of Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing

    Book Description
    Screaming runs, big, thrashing jumps, relentless power?it?s no wonder steelheading is an obsession for so many anglers. In Steelhead Dreams, Matt shares all you need to become a better steelhead fly fisherman, including: steelhead biology and habitat; reading and mastering the waters where they thrive; steelhead habits; techniques for all four seasons; effective presentations; tackle; plus best fly styles, casting tips, Great Lakes steelhead fisheries, tying tips, and so much more. If you are addicted to steelhead or look forward to becoming so, you must read this book to learn all you need to know about this wondrous fish and the techniques for catching them.


    About the Author
    Matthew Supinski is one of the country?s premier steelhead/salmon guides and owner of Gray Drake Outfitters in Newaygo, Michigan. A former hotelier, he now is a freelance writer and photographer whose contributions include writings in American Angler, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Fly Fisherman, Salmon/Steelhead Columnist and Regional Editor for Fly Fish America Magazine, Wild Steelhead & Salmon, Midwest Fly Fishing, and others. He is also the author of River Journal: Pere Marquette

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     Books: Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout

    Fly Fishing Books  

    Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout: New Techniques, Tactics, and Patterns

    Jerry Dennis, author of "The River Home"
    "Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout" is fresh, clear, revolutionary, and probably a little dangerous. It will change the way you think.


    Book Description
    This first modern, all-encompassing manual on the art of streamer fishing teaches new techniques for catching trophy-sized trout on a fly. Streamers are the most effective of all fly patterns for the seduction of large trout, because they imitate the look and behavior of the smaller fish these trophies feed on. Sooner or later, every angler seeking the thrill of landing a trout over 20 inches--a dream fish for most--will need to understand the particular art of streamer fishing. This is the first book written about streamers in over 50 years. Despite streamer fishing's perennial popularity, it has been eclipsed in recent years by the sport's long love affair with dry flies. Revealed here in this indispensable, knowledgeable book are dozens of new streamer patterns and many proven advanced techniques for hooking huge trout, making it a must-buy for the dedicated fly-fisherman at any level of experience. Included in this guide:
    * New information on the feeding behavior of large trout and what it means for the angler
    * Detailed, illustrated casting and fishing techniques for a variety of conditions
    * Advice on netting and releasing trout safely, as well as photographing them
    * Color photographs of new and classic patterns, with complete tying recipes
    * Includes dozens of how-to illustrations


    About the Author
    Bob Linsenman is the author of Great Lakes Steelhead, Michigan Trout Streams, and The Ausable River. He's been a dedicated fly-fisherman and guide for most of his life. He lives in Rose City, Michigan. Kelly Galloup owns The Troutsman, a fly-fishing shop and guide service, in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. He is a pioneer in developing flies and techniques for streamer fishing, a sport he has pursued for 25 years. Both authors have written articles for Fly Fisherman, The Fly Fisher, American Angler, Wild Steelhead and Salmon, and other publications.

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