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Advanced fly tying

John Gierach

(The Lyons Press)

ISBN 10: 15857433954

“Just as no two musicians will perform the same composition in an identical manner, fly tyers will use different techniques for tying the same fly pattern,” says A. K. Best in the introduction to ADVANCED FLY TYING. In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses [...]

“Just as no two musicians will perform the same composition in an identical manner, fly tyers will use different techniques for tying the same fly pattern,” says A. K. Best in the introduction to ADVANCED FLY TYING. In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses:
• How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors
• Why you may need a rotary vise
• How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more
• How to field dress flies to ensure a catch
• Why the head is the most important part of a fly
Each fly and technique is illustrated step-by-step with large color photographs and clear instructions. ADVANCED FLY TYING will be a treasured addition to any fly tyer's library.
A. K. BEST has tied flies and fly fished for over thirty-four years, and his books on the subject of fly tying Production Fly Tying, Dying and Bleaching Natural Fly Tying Materials, and A. K.'s Fly Box- have become modern classics in fly-tying literature. He is also the Fly-Tying Editor for Fly Rod & Reel magazine, and contributes to the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal, and several websites. The Quill Body Dry flies he originated are produced by a leading manufacturer for sale throughout the world. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and appears regularly in John Gierach's popular fishing adventures.
Praise for A. K. Best:
“A.K.'s tying instructions come from long experience as a professional fly tyer (a job where time really is money) but that's not all of it. Plenty of people are very good at something, but few are so acutely aware of what they're doing, how they do it and why, and almost none are able to explain it clearly. A.K. is among the best fly tyers I've ever seen, and he is the best instructor."
- From the introduction by John Gierach
“A. K. is one of the truly great tyers of our age. Because of his vast experience with trout, he has altered the way some favorite patterns are tied.
Tie the flies the way he teaches in the book and use his advice for fishing them and you'll take more fish. That's a promise!"
-Lefty Kreh
“Few tyers are as outspoken and iconoclastic as A. K. Best. And few are right as often."
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A.K. best's advanced fly tying

John Gierach

ISBN 13: 9781592289    ISBN 10: 159228956854

“Just as no two musicians will perform the same composition in an identical manner, fly tyers will use different techniques for tying the same fly pattern," says A. K. Best. Indeed, interpretation through technique is at the heart of any art form, and the more capable the technique, the more effective the result. A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying a lifetime's worth of trout flies. Having taught fly-tying classes for over twenty years, A. K. explains [...]

“Just as no two musicians will perform the same composition in an identical manner, fly tyers will use different techniques for tying the same fly pattern," says A. K. Best. Indeed, interpretation through technique is at the heart of any art form, and the more capable the technique, the more effective the result. A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying a lifetime's worth of trout flies. Having taught fly-tying classes for over twenty years, A. K. explains clearly the complexities of the art, including:
How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors.
Why you may need a rotary vise,
How to tie Organza Spinner Wings,
Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze
Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more
How to field dress flies to ensure a catch.
Why the head is the most important part of a fly.
Each fly and its associated techniques are illustrated step-by-step with large color photographs and clear instructions. A. K. BEST'S ADVANCED FLY TYING will be a treasured addition to any tyer's library, A. K. BEST has tied flies and fly fished for more than thirty-five years. His books on flies have become modern classics in fly-tying literature. His patterns have been featured in many national fly-fishing magazines including Fly Tyer. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and appears regularly in John Gierach's popular fishing adventures.

Praise for A. K. Best
"A. K's tying instructions come from long experience as a professional fly tyer (a job where time really is money) but that's not all of it. Plenty of people are very good at something, but few are so acutely aware of what they're doing, how they do it, and why, and almost none are able to explain it clearly. A. K. is among the best fly tyers I've ever seen, and he is the best instructor."
- John Gierach
"A. K. is one of the truly great fly tyers of our age. Because of his vast experience with trout, he has altered the way some favorite
patterns are tied. Tie the flies the way he teaches in the book and use his advice for fishing them and you'll take more fish.
That's a promise!"
--Lefty Kreh
"Few tyers are as outspoken and iconoclastic as A. K. Best. And few are right as often."
-Ted Leeson [less]

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All about New Zealand's favourite fish

Steve Sneddon and Gary Kemsley

(The Halcyon Press)

ISBN 13: 908685734   

When two experienced saltwater fishermen such as Gary Kemsley and Steve Sneddon join forces to write a book you can be sure that it's something special. If you have ever wanted to catch a species of fish which is new to you, finding out about that fish can often be a difficult task. This book has been compiled to fill in some of the gaps with information on preferred baits, tackle and rigs to use and techniques. As fish numbers decline around our coastline, species other than snapper take on a [...]

When two experienced saltwater fishermen such as Gary Kemsley and Steve Sneddon join forces to write a book you can be sure that it's something special.
If you have ever wanted to catch a species of fish which is new to you, finding out about that fish can often be a difficult task. This
book has been compiled to fill in some of the gaps with information on preferred baits, tackle and rigs to use and techniques.
As fish numbers decline around our coastline, species other than snapper take on a new importance for the recreational fisherman. In this book they set out to show from a fisherman's perspective how to target other species of fish that will become more and more important for the recreational fisherman in the coming years.
Both of the authors are respected angling authors having both been editors of angling magazines and authors of many previous books. With this book they hope to encourage New Zealand anglers to take notice of the fish being caught, and help anglers searching for new species by providing ideas on baits and techniques. Even if you just want to identify what type of fish you have just caught, this book will be of help to you.
Also by Gary Kemsley published
by The Halcyon Press.
Landbased Saltwater
Gamefishing New Ideas and Sneaky
Tricks to Catch More Fish
A Taupo Fishing Guide [less]

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Anglers flies

Stephen J. Simpson and George G. McGavin

ISBN 13: 1850767505   

Identifying Anglers' Flies is an essential pocket guide for all game fishermen and women. A concise introduction outlines the logical steps to making the choice of fly effective and straightforward, explores the main insects of interest to anglers, and describes basic fly fishing techniques using dry and wet patterns. A fully illustrated directory features more than 110 imitative and non-imitative patterns, providing in each case details of the dressing and advice on how best to fish the [...]

Identifying Anglers' Flies is an essential pocket guide for all game fishermen and women. A concise introduction outlines the logical steps to making the choice of fly effective and straightforward, explores the main insects of interest to anglers, and describes basic fly fishing techniques using dry and wet patterns. A fully illustrated directory features more than 110 imitative and non-imitative patterns, providing in each case details of the dressing and advice on how best to fish the artificial fly to behave like a real insect. At-a-glance symbols offer a simple reference and a concluding glossary unravels fishing and entomological jargon.
From emerging mayflies and swarming midges to the March Brown Nymph and the CDC Spent, Identifying Anglers' Flies provides a solid base of information, eliminating much of the hit and miss of fly fishing. Stephen J. Simpson is Fellow of Jesus College and Reader in Entomology at Oxford University, and Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections at the University Museum. He not only has an international reputation for his research on insect behaviour and neurophysiology, but is also a keen fly fisherman.
George C. McGavin, Lecturer in Zoology at Trinity College, Oxford and Assistant Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections, has a particular interest in environmental education for non-specialists and children and is author of several popular books on bugs and other insects. [less]

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Angling in New Zealand

Keith Draper

(REED BOOK)

ISBN 13: 589010948   

ANGLING in New Zealand It is 50 years since Zane Grey visited New Zealand and was so enchanted that he called it "theangler's El Dorado". Angler-author Keith Draper says he shudders when he reads the tourist blurbs that drag out that Zane Grey phrase again and again. But at the same time he believes with fervour that New Zealand is still an El Dorado - and he goes on to prove his claims with hard statistics. But these are only incidental to this book's purpose, which is to survey the angling [...]

ANGLING in New Zealand It is 50 years since Zane Grey visited New Zealand and was so enchanted that he called it "theangler's El Dorado".
Angler-author Keith Draper says he shudders when he reads the tourist blurbs that drag out that Zane Grey phrase again and again. But at the same time he believes with fervour that New Zealand is still an El Dorado - and he goes on to prove his claims with hard statistics. But these are only incidental to this book's purpose, which is to survey the angling resources of the country; to discuss angling equipment and techniques comprehensively but in terms the beginner can easily understand; and to debate angling problems.
His topics include: beginning angling; fly-lines; nylon; a trout and its stomach, when and where trout take; dry-fly, wet-fly and nymph fishing, smelt fishing, bait-fishing, and spinning; salmon; and a dozen other related subjects.Keith Draper is a passionately dedicated fisherman who has for years been practising every legitimate method of taking fish from fresh water with rod and line. For all his life he has been observing trout-feeding habits and psychology, and their reactions in all seasons and in every kind of weather - to the temp tations offered by the most artful angler.
He has an inexhaustible fund of angling yarns and experiences which sometimes under line the advice he offers, sometimes are sheer entertainment, and more often combine rare amusement with hard practical guidance.
Rainbow, brown trout and salmon are all included. This book is the ideal foundation volume for any keen young angler's library of
fishing books. More experienced practitioners will find its wit and wisdom irresistible.
THE AUTHOR
Keith Draper was born in Hastings in 1932 and grew up on the rivers of the Hawke's Bay plains, mainly fishing the Tukituki. His angling experiences now cover virtually the whole of New Zealand.
A boyhood hobby of tying flies became a profession and he is now managing director of a Taupo-based wholesale manufacturing company which distributes hundreds of thousands of trout flies both in New Zealand and abroad, as well as rods, reels and other items of assorted fishing tackle and sporting goods. Keith Draper is president of the Taupo Fly Fishers' Club, a national executive member of the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association, and a keen rod, rifle and gun sportsman. Between these activities he writes books, and his published titles now include: Mr Hundred Per Cent; Trout Flies_in New Zealand; Tie a Fly; Nymphs for All Seasons, Boy Fisherman; and Duckfever (lan Dee). [less]

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art of tying the dry fly, The

Skip Morris

ISBN 10: 187817536

There isn't much in fly fishing more exciting than catching fish on dry flies. Trout fishermen hold dry fly fishing as the pinnacle of the sport. Atlantic salmon and steelhead fish-ermen seem to feel the same way. They love to see the fish break the water's surface to take a fly. Tying your own dry flies adds to this exciting aspect of fly fishing. In this book Skip Morris shares effective dry fly patterns, tying tricks and techniques that will improve the dry flies you will tie. The book [...]

There isn't much in fly fishing more exciting than catching fish on dry flies. Trout
fishermen hold dry fly fishing as the pinnacle of the sport. Atlantic salmon and steelhead fish-ermen seem to feel the same way. They love to see the fish break the water's surface to take a
fly.
Tying your own dry flies adds to this exciting aspect of fly fishing. In this book Skip
Morris shares effective dry fly patterns, tying tricks and techniques that will improve the dry
flies you will tie.
The book contains a wonderful cross section of standard trout patterns as well as new
fly tying innovations. Dry fly patterns for mayflies, caddis, stoneflies and terrestrials are
included
I know that Skip understands all aspects of fly tying skills. How do I know? Each
issue of Flyfishing Magazine features flies tied by Skip on the cover or contents page. These are
the flies from the "Fly Wrap Up" section. They include everything from delicate, tiny mayflies
to outrageous, packed deer hair bass bugs. Each fly he provides for the magazine is an example
of perfection.
Skip brings his 30 years of dry fly tying experience to the assistance of the tier in this
volume. Skip often exhibits his fly tying talent at various sportsman's shows and fishing clubs.
Many of Skip's flies have found their way into the Cushner Fly Museum in Florence, Oregon.
Skip's mounted flies are actively sought by collectors.
Here then, is a book that will provide you with a wealth of information and instruc-
tion on tying better dry flies.
-Marty Sherman, Editor, Flyfishing Magazine
February 3, 1993
Portland, Oregon
About The Author
Skip Morris tied his first fly when he was 10
years old and began tying professionally for a local
hardware-sporting goods store when he was 13. This
obsession started 30 years ago and it continues today.
Skip has won a number of fly-tying contests,
ties all the flies for the cover of Flyfishing magazine,
and his flies are now in the collection of The William
Cushner Fly Museum.
Currently, Skip makes his living tying dis-
play flies, teaching fly tying privately and at clinics,
designing and building fly rods, and writing. Once a
full-time musician, he now plays only a couple of
nights a week--jazz whenever possible. Skip lives in
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Basic fly tying

Wayne Luallen

ISBN 13: 811724735   

This book is for beginners—those who have never I tied a fly or who have begun tying but still want a clear, detailed, step-by-step guide. We further assume that the person who buys this book wants to tie flies to fish with them and have thus built it around sequential instructions for seven effective and popular patterns. Several criteria influenced the selection of the pat- terns. First, they had to be relatively simple to tie. Sec- ond, they had to be proven on the water, patterns that [...]

This book is for beginners—those who have never
I tied a fly or who have begun tying but still want a
clear, detailed, step-by-step guide. We further assume
that the person who buys this book wants to tie flies to
fish with them and have thus built it around sequential
instructions for seven effective and popular patterns.
Several criteria influenced the selection of the pat-
terns. First, they had to be relatively simple to tie. Sec-
ond, they had to be proven on the water, patterns that
expert fly fishers actually carry in their own boxes. We
included no patterns simply because they're standard
fare in beginner's books or because they illustrate a par-
ticular technique that old-school tiers insist is required
knowledge. Finally, we wanted a range of pattern
styles—nymphs, dries, and streamers—not only to teach
the various skills required for these styles, but also to
equip the beginner with a useful, balanced fly box.
The craft of fly tying is rich and deep. You can tie
for a lifetime and keep discovering techniques and
refining skills. If you watch four experts dub a body or
tie in a wing, you'll likely see four slightly different
approaches. This book does not attempt to cover every
technique you'll ever need or every approach to every
problem. And we don't want to suggest that any recipe
here is so rigid that you shouldn't experiment or improvise.
What we do propose is that with no previous experience you'll be able to tie the patterns in this book, and
that having done so, you'll have not only some great
flies, but a solid set of skills on which to build.
Contributors
Wayne Luallen is a master tier who teaches fly-tying courses around the country. His work has been featured in Fly Rod & Reel,
Fly Tyer, and many other magazines, as well as in Tying the Classic Salmon Fly. He is the 1991 winner of the Buz Buszek Memorial
Award from the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Photographer Michael Radencich is the author of Tying the Classic Salmon Fly, and his photographs of flies also appear in
Fishing Atlantic Salmon and Innovative Saltwater Flies. He holds degrees in photography from the University of Kansas
and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Illustrator John McKim is the author of Fly Tying: Adventures in Fur,
Feathers and Fun. His illustrations have appeared in Flyfisher,
BOOKS
Saltwater Sportsman, and Western Outdoors.
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Braided river field guide

Department of Conservation

(Department of Conservation)

Braided rivers are very special habitats with plant and animal communities that are found nowhere else in the world. Physically similar extensive braided rivers are rare world-wide and occur only in Alaska, Canada and the Himalayas. Canterbury contains 60% of the braided-river habitat in New Zealand, and the Mackenzie Basin contains some of the most pristine of these rivers. This field guide briefly describes the ecology of some eighty introduced and native species found in the braided rivers [...]

Braided rivers are very special habitats with plant and animal
communities that are found nowhere else in the world. Physically
similar extensive braided rivers are rare world-wide and occur
only in Alaska, Canada and the Himalayas. Canterbury contains
60% of the braided-river habitat in New Zealand, and the
Mackenzie Basin contains some of the most pristine of these
rivers. This field guide briefly describes the ecology of some
eighty introduced and native species found in the braided rivers
and wetlands of the Mackenzie Basin, but many of these species
are also found in other braided rivers.
Project River Recovery (PRR) is a DOC programme that aims to
maintain and enhance braided-river and wetland habitats and
ecological communities in the upper Waitaki Basin. PRR is
funded by Meridian Energy Limited under a compensatory
agreement that recognises the adverse effects of hydro-electric
power development on rivers and wetlands. DOC and Meridian
Energy are working together on jointly agreed projects to protect
braided river habitats and their special communities of native
plants and animals.
We hope that this guide adds to your enjoyment of braided rivers
and wetlands by enabling you to understand more about the
variety of animals and plants that live in these special ecological
systems. [less]

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Cannibal trout

Andrew Williams

(Frank Amato Publications)

ISBN 13: 1571883800   

A NOBLE SACRIFICE! From the valley bottoms to the mountain tops, the great rain- forests of the Northwest and the creatures that live there depend on the return of the salmon. Their return to their home rivers to spawn and die has been, for thousands of years, the foundation of the health of the entire Pacific Northwest ecosystem, as the nutrients from salmon carcasses enrich what would otherwise be a mineral-poor, unproductive environment. > Sport fishermen have long known that freshwater [...]

A NOBLE SACRIFICE!
From the valley bottoms to the mountain tops, the great rain-
forests of the Northwest and the creatures that live there
depend on the return of the salmon. Their return to their
home rivers to spawn and die has been, for thousands of years, the
foundation of the health of the entire Pacific Northwest ecosystem,
as the nutrients from salmon carcasses enrich what would otherwise
be a mineral-poor, unproductive environment.
> Sport fishermen have long known that freshwater fish, such as
cutthroat and rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, bull trout, and whitefish,
rely on all stages of the salmon's life cycle for a major part of their
diet. In summer and fall they stack up behind spawning salmon and
gorge on the eggs. After the adults have died, trout feed on the rot-
ting flesh. In spring, as the newly hatched alevin emerge and turn
into fry, trout and other fish go on a feeding frenzy.
Even the smelts making their way to the sea must run a gauntlet
of hungry trout. So, to be successful, the Northwest angler must
know when these events are occurring on their river, how to match
the eggs, fry, and flesh of the salmon, and a range of techniques and
strategies to present these flies where, when and how the trout
expect to see them.
Now, thanks to Andrew Williams, these tasks are made much
easier. In Cannibal Trout he provides in-depth information, including
individual fly photographs and recipes, on everything you need to
know to successfully fish and tie egg, fry, and flesh flies.
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Choose the right fly

Keith Draper

ISBN 13: 908704593   

CHOOSE THE RIGHT FLY! A STREAMSIDE GUIDE FOR NEW ZEALAND ANGLERS For centuries fly fishers have created imitations of insects from feathers, silks and furs in order to catch trout and, if you are like most anglers, you will have a fly box filled with dozens of different patterns, colours and sizes. But which one will you use? As Keith Draper shows in this fascinating book, choosing the right fly to entice that trout is not just a matter of random selection. The fly that will give you the [...]

CHOOSE THE RIGHT FLY!
A STREAMSIDE GUIDE FOR NEW ZEALAND ANGLERS

For centuries fly fishers have created imitations of insects from feathers,
silks and furs in order to catch trout and, if you are like most anglers,
you will have a fly box filled with dozens of different patterns, colours
and sizes. But which one will you use?
As Keith Draper shows in this fascinating book, choosing the right fly to
entice that trout is not just a matter of random selection. The fly that
will give you the greatest chance of success is the one that most closely
matches what your trout is actually feeding on.
Some anglers fly fish for years without taking much notice of what goes
on around them. They use a few selected flies, enjoy a modicum of success and are happy to leave it at that. But the angler who can recognize
the insects around him and identify the type and pattern of fly that can be
used to imitate them has a great advantage over the one who remains
relatively ignorant of natural history.
Without overwhelming the angler with scientific detail, Keith Draper
describes and illustrates the types of creatures trout feed on. He suggests
the most likely artificials to replicate them at different phases of their
life (along with some hints for home fly-tiers) and gives helpful advice
on how to present the fly so that it mimics the prey in action as well as
appearance. Together with some delightful fishing anecdotes, he shares
knowledge gained from years of experience as a successful fly fisher-
man and tier of flies.
A book to be read for sheer delight, it is also one you will want to tuck in
with your fishing tackle. Choose the right fly and you'll catch more trout! [less]

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Clouser's flies

Rob Clouser

(STACKPOLE BOOKS)

ISBN 13: 9780811701488   

"ALWAYS AN EXPERIMENTER when conventional fly patterns are not working, Bob tweaks patterns, or even invents new ones, to fool fish. His Clouser Deep Minnow is undoubtedly the most popular fly pattern to be developed in the last several decades. Bob shares his solid experience to help you tie better flies and understand why you do or do not catch fish. This book is one of the most useful published in some time.” -Lefty Kreh Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends onstream, with a lot [...]

"ALWAYS AN EXPERIMENTER when
conventional fly patterns are not working,
Bob tweaks patterns, or even invents new
ones, to fool fish. His Clouser Deep
Minnow is undoubtedly the most popular
fly pattern to be developed in the last
several decades. Bob shares his solid
experience to help you tie better flies and
understand why you do or do not catch
fish. This book is one of the most useful
published in some time.”
-Lefty Kreh

Clouser's approach to fly design begins
and ends onstream, with a lot of time
spent in between at the workbench.
Careful observation of the behaviors, habitats, and
physical features of the foods fish eat is essential to
developing a fly that looks and acts like the real
thing. But the pattern must also pass rigorous
standards of durability, ease of casting, and, most
importantly, catching fish consistently before it can
be called a winner.
Including authoritative instructions for his
famous original Deep Minnow, Clouser presents
seventeen of his most successful patterns for baitfish,
subsurface freshwater foods, and surface flies with
detailed explanations and superb full-color photo-
graphs to accompany every step. In sections devoted
to materials and tying techniques, Clouser offers
insight into his methods and provides a solid
foundation for designing flies with confidence.

Learn to tie original Clouser patterns with full-color photo sequences and step-by-step instruction straight from the expert:
Clouser Hellgrammite
The Original Clouser
Deep Minnow
Clouser Swimming
Nymph
Fur Strip Clouser
Rattle Clouser
Clouser Crippled Minnow
Suspender
Super Hair Deep
Minnow
EZ Popper
Half and Half
Floating Minnow
Foxee Redd Minnow
Bright Sides Minnow
Purple Darter
Clouser Drake
Clouser Madtom
Clouser Crayfish

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complete guide to New Zealand trout lures, The

Derek Quilliam

ISBN 10: 0908685343

Here, at last, is the book which fills the gap in New Zealand's angling literature - a comprehensive pictorial guide to trout lures, ancient and modern, which constitutes part of the angling lore of this country. More than just a guide, there are nearly 500 individual lures listed, each with its own definitive photograph, pattern, commentary, and a brief tying guide for fly tiers or those who wish to have someone tie any lure for them. The clear photos give an accurate perspective of how each [...]

Here, at last, is the book which
fills the gap in New Zealand's
angling literature - a
comprehensive pictorial guide to
trout lures, ancient and modern,
which constitutes part of the
angling lore of this country.
More than just a guide, there
are nearly 500 individual lures
listed, each with its own definitive
photograph, pattern, commentary,
and a brief tying guide for fly tiers
or those who wish to have someone
tie any lure for them.
The clear photos give an
accurate perspective of how each
lure looks. Most anglers will have
seen some of the lures, none will
have seen all of them. Innovative
and interesting techniques of
construction can be found .
throughout. It is certain that this
book will be a source of inspiration
for yet more creations. But,
transcending all this is the
authority which this book brings to
our angling heritage. Where
possible and appropriate, the
author has got the creator of a lure
to tie up his or her invention for
authenticity. Careful and thorough
research is evident throughout the
text which is informative, easily
readable, and often entertaining.
This is a valuable work of
reference, and a practical one. It is
a book which no serious angler will
want to be without.
DEREK QUILLIAM, the author,
was born in New Plymouth in 1946
and educated at Wanganui
Collegiate, Canterbury University,
and Victoria University, Wellington;
where he graduated with a Bachelor
of Laws in 1972. He followed a
long and distinguished family
tradition by entering the legal
profession practising in New
Plymouth and Feilding before
establishing his own firm in Napier
in November 1984. He lives in
nearby Clive with his wife Wendy.
They have two children.
He has a wide range of
cultural, artistic, and sporting
interests, including, in particular,
photography and fly tying.
His photography interest has
brought him competitive success
and he is featured in the 1992 New
Zealand Photography Yearbook
produced by New Zealand
International Photography
Magazine for which he has
supplied numerous articles. He
currently supplies a film stock
library and many of his photos
have featured on postcards and
calendars. Among his many other
'interests is, of course, fly fishing. [less]

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Dancing rivers

Chappie Chapman

(The Halcyon Press)

ISBN 13: 1877256323   

The various types of rivers in New Zealand and how to fish them New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of rivers. They start high in the hills as mountain streams gathering power until they reach the lowlands where they spread and become rivers flowing through farms and forests on their way to the sea. Trout, both brown and rainbow, inhabit most rivers of both main islands in New Zealand, they are pursued by fishermen and women wherever they exist. Because of the differing nature of New [...]

The various types of rivers in New Zealand and how to fish them
New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of rivers.
They start high in the hills as mountain streams gathering power until they reach the lowlands
where they spread and become rivers flowing through farms and forests on their way to the sea.
Trout, both brown and rainbow, inhabit most rivers of both main islands in New Zealand, they are
pursued by fishermen and women wherever they exist. Because of the differing nature of New
Zealand rivers that can be as diverse as spring creeks to braided rivers, to fast flowing freestone
rivers to slow lowland rivers, each type of river requires a different approach to be consistently
successful in catching trout. This book will show you how.
Chappie Chapman is well known in New Zealand and to oversea's anglers. He has been involved
with trout fishing since an early age catching his first trout at the age of 13. He spent many years,
in the fishing tackle industry and helped design and develop many of the popular brands of
tackle on the market today. For the past twenty years he has been guiding local and oversea's
anglers around New Zealand. He also runs a fly fishing school and has taught many hundreds of
people how to fish for trout successfully. His qualifications include Certified Fly Fishing Instructor
from the Federation of Fly Fishers in the USA and he is a member of The New Zealand
Professional Fly Fishing Guides Association.
He lives in Christchurch, where his fishing school is based but
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Deceiving trout

John Morton and Brian Hussey

(SeTo Publishing)

ISBN 13: 908685319   

DECEIVING TROUT THE FLYTIER'S ART An International Guide History and diagrams of twenty-five internationally renowned fly patterns including: •Greenwell's Glory •Quill Gordon •Pye's Sedge •Coch y Bonddu •Muddler Minnow • Water Boatman •Sawyer's Pheasant Tail •Midge Pupa The art of deceiving trout has fascinated man for centuries. John Parsons has gathered his love of troutfishing, his fascination with the literature of the sport, and his writing and photography skills, into the [...]

DECEIVING
TROUT
THE FLYTIER'S ART
An International Guide
History and diagrams of twenty-five internationally renowned fly patterns including:
•Greenwell's Glory
•Quill Gordon
•Pye's Sedge
•Coch y Bonddu
•Muddler Minnow
• Water Boatman
•Sawyer's Pheasant Tail
•Midge Pupa
The art of deceiving trout has fascinated man for centuries. John
Parsons has gathered his love of troutfishing, his fascination with
the literature of the sport, and his writing and photography skills,
into the making of this book on the 25 food-forms of trout and their
imitation.
Superb examples of these 25 flies have been prepared by John
Morton and Brian Hussey, leading exponents in the art of flytying,
illustrated with full-colour photographs and step-by-step
diagrams on how to tie them.
This book will appeal, not only to the flytying enthusiast, but to
everyone who fishes for trout with a fly. [less]

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Destination trout

Kent Fraser and Adam Clanceyy

(Bateman)

ISBN 13: 9781869536176    ISBN 10: 1869536177

Destination Trout New Zealand is a trout-fishing travel guide with a difference. It presents first-hand, detailed information on fly fishing throughout the country, together with other activities and attractions, against the backdrop of New Zealand's incredible outdoors. New Zealand is the ultimate destination for anglers worldwide pursuing the dream of big fighting fish in pristine wilderness surroundings. Kent Fraser and Adam Clancey have been fishing the best trout spots in New Zealand for [...]

Destination Trout New Zealand is a trout-fishing travel
guide with a difference. It presents first-hand, detailed
information on fly fishing throughout the country,
together with other activities and attractions, against
the backdrop of New Zealand's incredible outdoors.
New Zealand is the ultimate destination for anglers
worldwide pursuing the dream of big fighting fish in
pristine wilderness surroundings. Kent Fraser and Adam
Clancey have been fishing the best trout spots in New
Zealand for many years and they have selected twelve
magic locations to share. Every location featured has
been walked, fished, filmed and photographed, often in
the company of local experts and fishing friends.
Mangatutu Stream Ohinemuri and Waihou Rivers
Rotorua Lakes District Whirinaki River
Tongariro River Lake Otamangakau
Hurunui River Arnold and Grey Rivers
Rangitata River Ahuriri River
Wanaka Lakes District Mataura River
Some locations are famous, while others are less well
known or more remote. All offer exceptional fly fishing
and represent the full diversity of waters available in
New Zealand, from dainty spring-fed creeks to alpine
lakes and expansive braided river systems. These
destinations are accessible to ordinary anglers (not
just those with the budgets for helicopters) and range
from water that you can park your car next to through
to more remote and challenging fishing. This is a what,
where, how and when 'no secrets' guide. All the essential
fishing information - maps, techniques for different
locations, the best flies, when to fish and local tips -
is combined with details on the other attractions and
adventures on offer in each region, from jet boating to
ballooning, tramping to fine wine.
DESTINATION
TROUT
Each destination and all the local
attractions have been captured in
the 3-hour DVD Destination Trout
New Zealand. Sensational footage
is artfully blended with an original
soundtrack by New Zealand
musicians to create a truly unique
voyage through New Zealand's
awesome trout locations.
Born in 1967 to a family with a long
association with outdoor pursuits
and exploration, KENT FRASER
has been an addicted angler and
adventurer since his first raid on the
family goldfish pond. A lifetime of
travel and misadventure has been
fuelled by a love of nature and an unceasing curiosity
for the art of fly fishing.
Based in the United Kingdom and Asia for
the last decade, Kent has travelled the globe fishing,
mountain biking and hiking in some of the most exotic
and inaccessible corners of Asia, Africa, Europe and the
Caribbean. With other experienced anglers, he helped
pioneer a successful sport-fishing and mountain biking
tourism business in Mongolia during the mid-1990s.
But it is the familiar landscape of New Zealand that
continues to provide the ultimate playground for the
pursuit of trout on the fly.
A graduate of Auckland University and the
Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuit Centre, Kent has
shared many of his experiences by writing articles for
travel and fishing magazines and through photographic
and audiovisual productions from his enterprises
IntrepidAngler.com and LiveBait Productions.
ADAM CLANCEY has always had
a passion for angling and this
passion has led him to some of
the best trout fishing spots in
New Zealand. Along with fishing,
he has written many articles and
been involved in publishing fishing
magazines. Adam has also been involved with the
formation of fishing clubs and advising governing
bodies. His experiences and knowledge have seen him
in demand as a speaker on the subject. He produces,
writes and presents a TV show on Sky Sport, Fishing New
Zealand, and has fished exotic locations in the South
Pacific, including Fiji and Tonga. His most recent book
was Fishing New Zealand (Bateman, 2005). [less]

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Discover Australia Fishing

Steve Starling

This book is action packed with all the know-how you need to fish successfully from beaches, estuaries, rocks, flats, offshore and freshwater locations right around Australia. This fully illustrated guide is packed with up-to-date information on where to go and how to fish every state and territory of Australia. There are fishing trips for everybody whether you are looking for day trips or weekends away or planning that absolutely dream trip 'holiday of a lifetime' fishing adventure. Not only [...]

This book is action packed
with all the know-how you
need to fish successfully from
beaches, estuaries, rocks,
flats, offshore and freshwater
locations right around
Australia.
This fully illustrated guide is
packed with up-to-date
information on where to go
and how to fish every state
and territory of Australia.
There are fishing trips for
everybody whether you are
looking for day trips or
weekends away or planning
that absolutely dream trip
'holiday of a lifetime' fishing
adventure.
Not only that! There are also:

-The maps you need to find
Australia's top fishing
locations.
-The expert know-how and
local knowledge to help you
to land the catch of a
lifetime.
-A special What Fish is That?
section, so you can find out
how to target your favourite
species.
-The latest information on
tackle and techniques.
-A practical summary of
fishing rules and regulations
in every state. [less]

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Dry fly fishing

Dave Hughes

(Frank Amato Publications)

ISBN 10: 1878175688

Dedication To my Sister: Frances Grace Burham Acknowledgements ests for the photos in this book er where the photos were eautiful flies for the plates. Ted Guido Rahr, Jr. gracefully performed many of the casts for the photos ir His gracious family provided access to some of the water where the ph shot. John Rodriguez, given short notice, tied the beautiful flies for the Leeson braved the brawling Madison River to make cast after cast whil Schollmeyer took shot after shot. I always owe more [...]

Dedication
To my Sister:
Frances Grace Burham
Acknowledgements
ests for the photos in this book
er where the photos were
eautiful flies for the plates. Ted
Guido Rahr, Jr. gracefully performed many of the casts for the photos ir
His gracious family provided access to some of the water where the ph
shot. John Rodriguez, given short notice, tied the beautiful flies for the
Leeson braved the brawling Madison River to make cast after cast whil
Schollmeyer took shot after shot. I always owe more thanks to Jim than I ca
explain.
Dave Hughes co-authored the classic Western Hatches
with Rick Hafele. His other books include Deschutes, The
Yellowstone River and Its Angling, Strategies for Stillwater, and the
four-book Strategies for Streams series. In 1983 Dave was
founding president of Oregon Trout. In 1985 he was award-
ed the Lew Jewett Memorial Life Membership in the
Federation of Fly Fishers. In 1992 the Flyfisher's Club of
Oregon presented the Vernon S. "Pete" Hidy award to Dave
for his significant contributions to angling literature. He
makes his home in Portland, Oregon.
Jim Schollmeyer is author of Deschutes Hatches. His photos
have appeared in Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly
Rod & Reel, Flyfishing, Salmon Trout Steelheader, and many oth-
ers. His previous book pictorial projects include Desc
and the acclaimed photos in Randle Scott Stetzers
The Best One Thousand. Schollmeyer is a well-known su
on Oregon's Deschutes River. He makes his non
Salem, Oregon.
©1994 by Dave Hughes
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this book may be reproduced without the written consent
of the publisher, except in the case of brief excerpts in critical reviews and articles.
Book Design: Tony Amato
Printed in Hong Kong [less]

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Emergers

Doug Swisher and Carl Richards

(The Lyons Press)

ISBN 10: 1558216588

"Swisher and Richards make hatch-making understandable. The ultimate, and most difficult, challenge of fly fishing can now be enjoyed by all dedicated fly fishers.”—Fly Fisherman The moments when trout-stream insects leave their immature stage at the bottom of a river and rise to the surface to hatch are the most important in their life cycles. Now they are most vulnerable to trout; now they are at the ideal stage for fly fishers to imitate. Yet this is one of the least understood and least [...]

"Swisher and Richards make hatch-making understandable.
The ultimate, and most difficult, challenge of fly fishing can now
be enjoyed by all dedicated fly fishers.”—Fly Fisherman
The moments when trout-stream insects leave their immature stage at the bottom
of a river and rise to the surface to hatch are the most important in their life
cycles. Now they are most vulnerable to trout; now they are at the ideal stage for
fly fishers to imitate. Yet this is one of the least understood and least written
about phenomena.
EMERGERS is a dramatic and pathbreaking book. Swisher and Richards have
explored this magical moment of emergence for years. From extensive stream
studies and the use of indoor aquariums, they have examined the process by which
mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, dragonflies, damselflies, and other
aquatic insects emerge from their immature state to that of winged adults; and
they have also explored the related phenomenon known as “invertebrate drift."
Especially valuable are the many fascinating and highly effective new Swisher,
Richards fly patterns and fishing techniques presented in EMERGERS all of which
are bound to be welcomed by fly fishers the world over.
Doug SWISHER and CARL RICHARDS are the co-authors of Selective Trout, Fly Fishing
Strategy, and Backcountry Fly Fishing in Salt Water. [less]

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Essential trout flies

Dave Hughes

(STACKPOLE BOOKS)

ISBN 13: 9780811727488   

Dave Hughes began fly-fishing for trout in his early teens. For the last twenty years, he has made a study of trout streams and lakes, the natural foods on which trout feed, and the flies that take trout in the widest variety of circumstances. Dave has fly-fished for trout across the United States and Canada, as well as in Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand. He is founding president of Oregon Trout, was awarded life membership in the Federation of Fly Fish- ers, and in 1992 was presented the [...]

Dave Hughes began fly-fishing for trout in his
early teens. For the last twenty years, he has
made a study of trout streams and lakes, the
natural foods on which trout feed, and the flies that take
trout in the widest variety of circumstances.
Dave has fly-fished for trout across the United States
and Canada, as well as in Chile, Argentina, and New
Zealand. He is founding president of Oregon Trout, was
awarded life membership in the Federation of Fly Fish-
ers, and in 1992 was presented the Vernon S. “Pete”
Hidy life membership award by the Flyfisher's Club of
Oregon for his contributions to angling literature.
Dave's articles, essays, and fiction have appeared in
Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Flyfishing, American Angler,
Field & Stream, and Gray's Sporting Journal. He lives in
Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Masako Tani, and
daughter, Kosumo.
Your purpose in working with Essential Trout Flies
V is not to tie all the flies listed, but to select care-
1 fully and fill two to four boxes with flies that
will take trout for you at most times, in most places.
Those fly boxes should contain flies that cover the re-
peated color themes of natural trout food forms. They
should also cover the shapes and sizes of those various
forms. That's why you choose a full box of dry flies, a
wide array of nymphs, plus a few central wet flies and
streamers.
Your boxes should be filled for the most part with
flies that resemble more than a single insect or other food
form. For example, the Parachute Adams is at once an
excellent searching dry fly and also a fair imitation of
many mayfly hatches. The Muddler Minnow is a sculpin
imitation but can be floated for a grasshopper or retrieved
out from the bank as a chub or other baitfish pattern.
Some of the flies in your boxes should be tied for
specific hatches that you encounter often and must match
to fool many trout. For example, the Olive Hairwing
Dun is specific for little olive mayflies (Baetis), in sizes 18
and 20. It needs to be in the box because that hatch
happens throughout the United States, in Great Britain,
down in Chile and Argentina, and in New Zealand.
You need flies that fish for many things, and you
need flies that fish for ubiquitous things. You also need
flies for things that your waters serve up to trout often
and in abundance. You need to find a style in this book
that matches their form, and then tie a size and color
variation for the species over which you're fishing. All
tying begins with pattern styles. The variations you work
on them can be the standards I've listed or your own re-
sponse to the trout foods that you collect, based upon
the standards.
Each fly that you tie, and drop into the boxes out
of which you fish most often, should be one in which
you have great confidence. That confidence can come
because the fly has a long history of catching trout, such
as the Royal Wulff. It can also come because you've tried
the fly yourself and caught lots of trout on it when you
weren't doing much with anything else. That's why Dave
Whitlock's Fox Squirrel in size 14 or 16 is usually the
first nymph I tie on, if nothing leads me in another di-
rection. The first time I used it, I abruptly caught several
nice trout in a row, in water where I hadn't been catch-
ing a thing. That fly won my confidence and has worked
ever since.
The following flies have become the core that I
carry in my own two essential boxes—the flies in the
boxes constantly in my Sidekick II belt bag or the main
pockets of my vest, wherever I go in the world of trout:
Adams 14, 16
Olive Hairwing Dun 16, 18, 20
Pale Morning Sparkle Dun 16, 18
Royal Wulff 12, 14
Parachute Adams 14, 16
Elk Hair Caddis 12, 14, 16
Deer Hair Caddis 12, 14, 16
Stimulator 6, 8, 10
Adams Midge 18, 20
Griffith's Gnat 18, 20
Parachute Hopper, 10,12
Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear 12, 14
Fox Squirrel 14, 16
Pheasant Tail 16, 18, 20
Olive Beadhead 12, 14, 16
Olive Scud 12, 14
Brooks Stone 6, 8, 10
Partridge & Yellow 12, 14
Starling & Herl 16
March Brown Flymph 12, 14
Leadwing Coachman 12, 14
Muddler Minnow 6, 8, 10
Black Marabou Muddler 6, 8, 10
Olive Woolly Bugger 8, 10, 12
Black Woolly Bugger 8, 10, 12
This is my list of essential trout flies--my list within
the list. Yours should be different, based on where you
live, the waters, and the way you prefer to fish. If you
start with these, though, you won't find many situations
in which you lack a fly that will catch trout. [less]

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Fast-water nyphing tactics

John Tedesco

(PRUETT PUBLISHING COMPANY)

ISBN 10: 0871089335

Fast-Water Nymphing Tactics Learn how to master a specific niche on the fly fishing world-how, why, when, and where to fish nymphs in fast water. Nymph fishing is in and of itself a specialized form of fly fishing. This book takes this one step further and teaches the reader how to effectively nymph fish in fast moving water. The technique is effective year around and consistently out produces other approaches. John's portrayal of water types, velocity changes, and where to find trout is well [...]

Fast-Water Nymphing Tactics
Learn how to master a specific niche on the fly fishing world-how, why, when, and where
to fish nymphs in fast water. Nymph fishing is in and of itself a specialized form of fly
fishing. This book takes this one step further and teaches the reader how to effectively
nymph fish in fast moving water. The technique is effective year
around and consistently out produces other approaches.
John's portrayal of water types, velocity changes, and where to
find trout is well done, and will be especially beneficial for the
novice. So many fly fishers with limited experience walk by fast
water, pocket water, and speeding glides: water that is intimidating,
yet holds a significant trout population. It is John's purpose to
make the neophyte aware of these water types and to add to their
enjoyment that is, catching fish.
From the foreword by Joe Humphreys
John Tedesco was born and raised in Pennsylvania and now has over thirty-five years
of fly-fishing experience. His work has allowed him to live and fish throughout the
United States and Canada. John currently resides in eastern
Pennsylvania, a short distance from a wide variety of quality
nymphing waters.
www.PRUETTPUBLISHING.COM
Cover Photograph by Cathy & Barry Beck
Design & Composition by Dave Consulting
91780871 089335 [less]

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Fifty favorite fly-fishing tales

Chris Santella

For fishermen, the only thing more fun than catching fish are the stories they tell about those fish ... and the ones that got away. Nobody knows that better than Chris Santella, author of the best-selling Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. For his latest homage to anglers, Santella invited fifty celebrated fly fishers to share their favorite fly-fishing stories based on their travels and experiences. The result is this unforgettable collection of stories that are, surprisingly enough for [...]

For fishermen, the only thing more fun than
catching fish are the stories they tell about those
fish ... and the ones that got away. Nobody knows
that better than Chris Santella, author of the
best-selling Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.
For his latest homage to anglers, Santella invited
fifty celebrated fly fishers to share their favorite
fly-fishing stories based on their travels and
experiences. The result is this unforgettable
collection of stories that are, surprisingly enough
for fishermen, true.
Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales includes stories
that cover the panoply of emotions-comical,
poignant, inspirational, incredible, absurd. It tells
of Ralph Cutter casting in complete darkness for
blind catfish in the caves of Borneo, J. W. Smith
boxing grizzlies to protect his tent camp in
Alaska, and George Anderson fly fishing for
saltwater crocodiles in Cuba. It also describes
how Jean Williams, through trout fishing in the
Colorado Rockies, helped to bridge the chasm
between a type-A father and his neglected son.
Accompanied by full-color photographs-
including many of the contributors' personal
shots—the stories in this book reflect not only
the rich experience of fly fishing but also how it
can extend beyond the rivers, oceans, and fish
to touch the core of our daily lives. [less]

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Fisherman's Paradise

Orton Sutherland Hintz

To many fishermen in many lands, the word 'Taupo' means 'trout'. Every year thousands of rods fish the great lake and its lovely tributaries in the heart of the North Island of New Zea- land. They take from these waters annually about a quarter of a million fish - fighting fish of a quality that has to be experienced to be believed – of an average weight of about five pounds. For the envious angler at a costly distance, the next best thing to fishing at Taupo is to read about it and to share [...]

To many fishermen in many lands, the word
'Taupo' means 'trout'. Every year thousands of
rods fish the great lake and its lovely tributaries
in the heart of the North Island of New Zea-
land. They take from these waters annually
about a quarter of a million fish - fighting fish
of a quality that has to be experienced to be
believed – of an average weight of about five
pounds.
For the envious angler at a costly distance,
the next best thing to fishing at Taupo is to
read about it and to share some of the ex-
periences of an author who has been a regular
Taupo fisherman for forty years. O. S. Hintz's
first fishing book, Trout at Taupo, published
in 1955, was hailed by a distinguished English
reviewer as a minor classic. It has been selling
steadily ever since.
Fisherman's Paradise, a companion volume
rather than a sequel, will delight not only the
world-wide fraternity of fly fishermen, but also
all those who cherish in our modern age a love
of the outdoors.
The Author
ORTON SUTHERLAND HINTZ retired in 1970
from the editorship of the New Zealand Herald,
one of the great daily newspapers of the Com-
monwealth. During his working years he fished
at Taupo whenever the opportunity offered. In
his retirement he has chosen to live perma-
nently in this fisherman's paradise, and to fish
at leisure all the year round. As president of the
Lake Taupo Angling Federation he is recognised
as an authority on Taupo fishing, and he writes
about it with the practised hand of the skilled
journalist. For his services to journalism he was
awarded the C.M.G. in the New Year Honours
List of 1968. [less]

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Fishing dry flies

ISBN 10: 0865730741

YOU TOOK THE DAY OFF AND I WOKE BEFORE SUNRISE. Arriving at your favorite stream, you spot a trout feeding on the surface in the shadows of an over- hanging willow. Think you can catch this fish? Fishing Dry Flies gives you an in-depth look at surface-fishing presentations. In addition to dry flies, however, this book also covers terrestrials and surface bugs. Within these pages you'll find clear, no-nonsense information on reading the water, fish senses and the feeding behavior of trout. With a [...]

YOU TOOK THE DAY OFF AND
I WOKE BEFORE SUNRISE.
Arriving at your favorite stream,
you spot a trout feeding on the
surface in the shadows of an over-
hanging willow. Think you can
catch this fish?
Fishing Dry Flies gives you an in-depth
look at surface-fishing presentations.
In addition to dry flies, however, this
book also covers terrestrials and surface
bugs. Within these pages you'll find clear,
no-nonsense information on reading the water,
fish senses and the feeding behavior of trout.
With a good understanding of
these topics, you'll be ready to
learn the techniques of presentation, which allow you to catch
trout in a wide variety of situations. Regardless of your skill
level, this book will bring you
success on any stream. [less]

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Fishing for trout

Greg Kelly

GREG KELLY is an old hand at the game of trout fishing. He knows all the tricks and is wise in the ways of New Zealand rivers and fish. This comprehensive knowledge he imparts with gusto in Fishing for Trout and no guidebook could be clearer and more straightforward for the beginner-fisherman. He has spent much of his life out of doors and, besides following his 'beloved trout' up and down the country, he has been a keen deerstalker. A ballistics expert, he was for some years honorary adviser to [...]

GREG KELLY is an old hand at the game of trout fishing. He knows
all the tricks and is wise in the ways of New Zealand rivers and
fish. This comprehensive knowledge he imparts with gusto in
Fishing for Trout and no guidebook could be clearer and more
straightforward for the beginner-fisherman.
He has spent much of his life out of doors and, besides following
his 'beloved trout' up and down the country, he has been a keen
deerstalker. A ballistics expert, he was for some years honorary
adviser to the Police Department, attending criminal trials and
coroners' courts. He lectured widely on firearm safety and wrote
many press articles on the subject. In recent years he has summed
up his experiences in three successful books, The Gun in the Case,
The Flies in my Hat and The Gun in the Hills. [less]

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Fishing methods and devices of the Maori

Elsdon Best

This bulletin is another in the series of reprints of the Best publications which the Government Printer has undertaken in order to make the information available to present day students at a reasonable price. It has been reprinted without revision so that these basic studies may be accessible in the original style. Elsdon Best came to the Museum in 1910 when he was already 54 years old. For the next 21 years he produced a long series of bulletins, memoirs, and monographs based largely on his [...]

This bulletin is another in the series of reprints of the Best publications which the Government Printer has undertaken in order to make
the information available to present day students at a reasonable
price. It has been reprinted without revision so that these basic
studies may be accessible in the original style.
Elsdon Best came to the Museum in 1910 when he was already 54
years old. For the next 21 years he produced a long series of bulletins, memoirs, and monographs based largely on his own 20
years first-hand experience of the Maori people, especially the Tuhoe
of the Urewera. Best supplemented his own observations with
information from the literature and from observations contributed
by many friends among the Maori people, and by fellow students.
This particular bulletin still remains the only comprehensive
account of most aspects of Maori fishing. The descriptions of methods
employed in fishing given here are still quite basic for any future
studies in this field, since no first-hand observations can now be
made. Even in Best's time many changes from traditional practice
had already taken place and some special techniques were no longer
in use. The emphasis in this bulletin is upon inland and estuarine
fishing methods since these were the practices which Best was obviously able to observe most closely. The detailed fishing methods
outlined in this bulletin are accompanied by descriptions of the
artifacts used together with associated chants, magic formulae,
Special observances, and fishing lore. The list of Maori informants
and reproduced Maori texts provide a wealth of information for
future workers.

R. K. DELL,
August 1977.
Director, National Museum. [less]

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Fishing nymphs wet flies & streamers

(Creative Publishing)

ISBN 10: 0865731012

THE MAJORITY OF TROUT CAUGHT I ON FLIES FALL FOR PATTERNS PRESENTED BELOW THE WATER'S SURFACE. Fishing Nymphs, Wet Flies & Streamers - Subsurface Techniques for Trout in Streams teaches you time- tested, effective techniques for catching trout below the surface. The book begins by showing you how to recognize good trout areas within a stream. Next, you'll see what trout eat below the surface and which subsurface flies best imitate the real thing. Finally, you'll learn how to approach a trout [...]

THE MAJORITY OF TROUT CAUGHT
I ON FLIES FALL FOR PATTERNS
PRESENTED BELOW THE
WATER'S SURFACE.
Fishing Nymphs, Wet Flies &
Streamers - Subsurface Techniques for
Trout in Streams teaches you time-
tested, effective techniques for
catching trout below the surface.
The book begins by showing you
how to recognize good trout areas
within a stream. Next, you'll see
what trout eat below the surface and
which subsurface flies best imitate the real
thing. Finally, you'll learn how to approach a trout
lie and present the fly to the fish. And with fishing
pressure on most trout streams increasing, this book
shows you the proper method of releasing trout
unharmed. By studying the information in this book
you'll be on your way to becom-
ing a complete fly fisherman. [less]

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Fishing small flies

Ed Engle

(STACKPOLE BOOKS)

ISBN 10: 0811701247

When it comes right down to it, this is the kind of fishing book we all look for and too seldom find: the one written by an experi- enced fisherman who knows how to catch fish and who's a good enough writer to let us in on how he does it. - John Gierach • Characteristics of small-fly water • Rods, reels, lines, and other gear • Spotting trout rises and subsurface trout • Nymphing, dry-fly, and in-the-film techniques • Striking, hooking, playing, and landing trout Fishing blue-winged [...]

When it comes right down to it, this is the
kind of fishing book we all look for and
too seldom find: the one written by an experi-
enced fisherman who knows how to catch fish
and who's a good enough writer to let us in
on how he does it.
- John Gierach
• Characteristics of small-fly water
• Rods, reels, lines, and other gear
• Spotting trout rises and subsurface trout
• Nymphing, dry-fly, and in-the-film
techniques
• Striking, hooking, playing, and landing trout
Fishing blue-winged olive, pale morning
dun, Trico, midge, and microcaddis hatches [less]

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Fishing-Pocket dictionary

Henry Beard, Roy Mckie

(Workman Publishing)

ISBN 10: 076112642

Fishing an angler's dictionary.

Fishing an angler's dictionary. [less]

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Fixed spool angling

Alexander Wanless

An essential difference between revolving drum and fixed spool angling is that while the one is straight- forward and foolproof, the other conceals formidable snags behind its apparent simplicity. Fixed spool angling teems with problems, but for the great majority of them there is fortunately a solution. Fixed Spool Angling is devoted wholly to the solving of these problems, the method itself having been fully described in previous volumes by the same author, of whom the angling correspondent of [...]

An essential difference
between revolving drum and
fixed spool angling is that
while the one is straight-
forward and foolproof, the
other conceals formidable
snags behind its apparent simplicity. Fixed spool angling
teems with problems, but for
the great majority of them
there is fortunately a solution.
Fixed Spool Angling is
devoted wholly to the solving
of these problems, the method
itself having been fully
described in previous
volumes by the same author,
of whom the angling correspondent of the Sunday Times
recently wrote: “Wanless, by
precept and propaganda, has
wrought a larger revolution in
angling than any other single
publicist.”
Fixed Spool Angling per-
forms a valuable and important service because anglers
taking up this modern technique, and even experts, will
find in its pages short cuts to
efficiency. [less]

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Float tube fly fishing

Deke Meyer

(Frank Amato Publications)

ISBN 10: 1936608714

Welcome to the world of float tubing. You will not only catch more fish, but more big fish. You can hook fish in waters that boaters can't reach and because a float tube is virtually noiseless, you can silently stalk feeding fish. Intimate, Ultimate Fishing Access Float Tube Fly Fishing, by Deke Meyer, is the ideal book for beginning and experienced float tubers. The new- comer will see why float tub- ing is so much fun and how simple it is. The author gives Denise Trowbridge with a rainbow from [...]

Welcome to the world of
float tubing. You will not only
catch more fish, but more big
fish. You can hook fish in
waters that boaters can't
reach and because a float tube
is virtually noiseless, you can
silently stalk feeding fish.
Intimate,
Ultimate
Fishing Access
Float Tube Fly Fishing, by
Deke Meyer, is the ideal book
for beginning and experienced float tubers. The new-
comer will see why float tub-
ing is so much fun and how
simple it is. The author gives
Denise Trowbridge with a rainbow from Barnes Butte
pointers about shopping for a
Lake, Oregon. Deke Meyer photo
float tube, advice on fins and
waders, and step-by-step instructions that show you how to launch your tube.
Fly fishermen will benefit from chapters like "Reading A Trout Lake"-
successful strategies for fishing any lake, "Big Trout"-how to catch bigger
stillwater trout, and "Alpine Trout Tactics"-tales of a 1960 Rambler and back-
pack float tubing. Join the author "Llama Trekking" with a float tube in
Montana's Mission Mountains Wilderness.
Largemouth bass-belly boating for bucketmouths with poppers, sliders,
divers, and Eelworm Streamers; smallmouth bass-stalking smallmouth from
your tube, and light tackle fun with bluegill are covered in separate chapters.
"Neutral Density Bass Flies" presents the rationale and tying instructions for
creating hover flies that mimic prey fish. The author writes, "Baitfish don't
behave like most bass flies, fish don't float to the top or sink to the bottom, as flies
do. The majority of the time baitfish are suspended, hovering close to structure." [less]

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Fly casting

John Giacon

How to choose equipment. Step by step introduction from basic through to advanced casting. Tested techniques and tips already taught to thousands of New Zealanders through the authors casting schools clinics. [...]

How to choose equipment.
Step by step introduction from basic through to advanced casting. Tested techniques and tips already taught to thousands of New Zealanders through the authors casting schools clinics. [less]

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Fly fishing

Chris Dawn

(PARRAGON)

ISBN 10: 0752530895

Learn how to master the art of fly fishing with one of the UK's most respected authorities as your teacher. Contains a wealth of expert practical advice and top tips for improving your technique. Comprehensive profiles of all the major species of quarry fish including details of their habits and the best tactics for catching them. Up-to-date advice on the best tackle and accessories to select, plus illustrated instructions on how to tie your own flies. Lavishly illustrated with colour [...]

Learn how to master the art of fly fishing with one of the
UK's most respected authorities as your teacher. Contains a
wealth of expert practical advice and top tips for
improving your technique.
Comprehensive profiles of all the major species of quarry
fish including details of their habits and the best tactics for catching them.
Up-to-date advice on the best tackle and accessories to select,
plus illustrated instructions on how to tie your own flies.
Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. [less]

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Fly fishing for beginners

Keith Draper

(A REED METHUEN BOOK)

ISBN 10: 0474000206

Why use a shooting head? What is upstream nymphing? How do you double-haul? Where are the likely trout lies? The terminology, the tackle and the techniques of fly fishing are all unusual - but so are the delights of this increasingly popular branch of angling. This book is designed to cut through the complexity and explain the basics of fly fishing for the complete novice. Keith Draper discusses the tackle you need — rods, lines, flies — and then he tells you how to use them: casting and [...]

Why use a shooting head?
What is upstream nymphing?
How do you double-haul?
Where are the likely trout lies?
The terminology, the tackle and the techniques of fly fishing are all unusual
- but so are the delights of this increasingly popular branch of angling. This
book is designed to cut through the complexity and explain the basics of fly
fishing for the complete novice.
Keith Draper discusses the tackle you need — rods, lines, flies — and
then he tells you how to use them: casting and retrieving, choosing flies and
tying knots. He describes the various habitats — from huge lakes to tiny
streams - where you'll find fish, and advises on the best ways of catching
them.
In this handy, practical guide the author distils the experience of a
lifetime spent fishing the trout-rich waters of New Zealand. Follow his
advice and you'll soon be fishing with confidence - and results! [less]

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Fly fishing made easy

Mike Weddel

ISBN 10: 1877168688

Fly Fishing made easy. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran, Fly Fishing Made Easy will prove an invaluable guide. Angling expert Mike Weddell writes in a clear, easy to follow style, and his step by step instructions and detailed illustrations will greatly enhance both your fly fishing technique and your enjoyment of the sport. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Choosing the appropriate tackle Casting techniques Catching techniques Understanding trout Choosing the right fly Fishing [...]

Fly Fishing made easy.
Whether you're an absolute beginner or
a seasoned veteran, Fly Fishing Made Easy
will prove an invaluable guide. Angling
expert Mike Weddell writes in a clear, easy
to follow style, and his step by step
instructions and detailed illustrations will
greatly enhance both your fly fishing
technique and your enjoyment of the sport.
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
Choosing the appropriate tackle
Casting techniques
Catching techniques
Understanding trout
Choosing the right fly
Fishing streams & rivers
Fishing stillwaters

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Weddell has taught
fly fishing for over thirty
years, both in Britain and
New Zealand. He is the
five times British All Round
Fly Casting Champion,
and four times winner of
the Waipahi Gold Medal
fly fishing competition.
He has been the angling
correspondent for the
Otago Daily Times for the
past two decades, and has
written several books on
fly fishing, including Ten
of the Best New Zealand
Trout Flies and Teach
Yourself Fly Casting. [less]

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Fly patterns an international guide

Taff Price

ISBN 10: 0706368983

FLY PATTERNS The creation, with simple materials such as a pinch of fur and a feather or two, of the artificial fly, an artifact that can outwit nature by fooling a trout or salmon, holds a fascination for most fishermen. Five hundred patterns are given here, each illustrated in colour, from all parts of the world from Iceland to Australia. The selection balances well-known, popular patterns with those that are less familiar but equally effective in the right conditions, and contrasts classic, [...]

FLY PATTERNS
The creation, with simple materials such as a pinch of fur and a feather
or two, of the artificial fly, an artifact that can outwit nature by fooling
a trout or salmon, holds a fascination for most fishermen. Five hundred
patterns are given here, each illustrated in colour, from all parts of the
world from Iceland to Australia. The selection balances well-known,
popular patterns with those that are less familiar but equally effective
in the right conditions, and contrasts classic, traditional patterns with
the new ones that use the latest in modern materials.
From the UK come classic trout dry flies such as Greenwell's Glory and
Lunn's Particular, and wet flies such as Partridge and Orange and the
Butcher. The patterns from North America include the Wulff series,
Rat-faced McDougal, Grizzly King and Elk Hair Caddis. Among the
nymph patterns are Sawyer's Pheasant Tail, Wonder Bug and Montana
Nymph; and lures include the Muddler Minnow, Black and Pink
Shimmas, Thunder Creek Red Fin and Arctic Shrimp. In addition,
there are patterns from Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Austria,
Yugoslavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Patterns are given for seatrout flies, including the Teal Blue and Silver,
Secret Weapon, and from Scandinavia the Black Shank and the
Krogsgaards.
To tempt the mighty salmon there are hair-wing patterns such as the
Skiri Fly from Iceland, Butterfly from the USA, Monro's Killer from the
UK and, of course, the Jock Scott.
Bass flies such as the Zonker and Deer Hair Bass Bug, and saltwater
flies such as the Rainbow Mohawk and Seaducer, are also included.
This completely revised collection of international patterns provides
the fly-tyer with a guide to tying artificials for all types of fish in all
kinds of locations. It is also an invaluable reference book for all fly-tyers
and fishermen.
Taff Price is a fly-tyer of international renown. He gives talks to fishing
clubs around the country, contributes regularly to fishing
magazines, and has published several books.
George Thomson graduated from Yale University with a degree in fine
arts. Since then he has worked in New York, Rome, Paris and London.
His work as an illustrator has included children's fiction and non-
fiction, and natural history books. [less]

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Fly patterns for stillwaters

Philip Rowley

(Frank Amato Publications)

ISBN 10: 1571881956

Fly Patterns for Stillwaters is a book every lake fly fisher should read. Phil's fishing knowledge, his insights into the insects, their behaviors and trout responses to them, make for informative and enjoyable reading, as well as showing you how to tie some proven lake patterns. Jim Schollmeyer uncover the Secrets to Fly Tying for lakes. Many fly fishermen find lakes to be vast, intimidating bodies of water. Trout are fussy, the waters are tough to read, and any number of food items could be on [...]

Fly Patterns for Stillwaters is a book every lake fly fisher should read. Phil's
fishing knowledge, his insights into the insects, their behaviors and trout
responses to them, make for informative and enjoyable reading, as well as
showing you how to tie some proven lake patterns.
Jim Schollmeyer uncover the Secrets to Fly Tying for lakes.
Many fly fishermen find lakes to be vast, intimidating bodies of water. Trout are
fussy, the waters are tough to read, and any number of food items could be on
the menu. So what do you do?
In Fly Patterns for Stillwaters, Phil Rowley uncovers the riches lakes have
to offer the patient angler. Phil has spent countless hours studying the food
sources that make up the diet of trout; then set up home aquariums to more,
closely observe the movement, development, and emergence of these aquatic
insects. In this book he explains the link between understanding the food base
within a lake and designing effective fly patterns for these environs. He includes:
Chironomids, scuds, damselflies, leeches, mayflies, caddisflies, water boatmen
and backswimmers, terrestrials, beetles, forage fish, and snails. Each chapter
begins with a detailed description of the particular food item outlining its life
cycle, relative importance, size, coloration, and habits, then proven patterns are
given, describing both materials and tying techniques,
Fly Patterns for Stillwaters will give you the confidence you need to be a
successful stillwater angler.
At the age of 6 Phil Rowley was introduced to coarse fishing in England and has been
hooked ever since. For the past 15 years he has been fly fishing stillwaters almost exclusively. His
love of flat waters has taken him all over British Columbia and Washington in the pursuit of still,
water trout. A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing public
cation in North America. His contributions also include books and numerous feature articles on fly
fishing stillwaters and stillwater patterns. When he is not tying flies or on the water, Phil travels the
Northwest performing at outdoor shows, teaching a variety of seminars, speaking to fly clubs and
conducting weekend fly fishing schools. For the past 11 years Phil has been an active member of the
Osprey Fly Fishers of B.C. and is a former director of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers
When he is not focused on fly fishing, Phil spends time with his wife Patsy and their two active sons, Brandon and
Sean. The entire family enjoys the outdoors, and fly fishing in particular. It is common for Phil to include his family on his speaking engagements and fishing trips. [less]

 
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