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Fly Fishing For Dummies

Kaminsky, Peter


2. Auflage Dezember 2020
384 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-68590-6
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Hook up with the fly-fishing guide that's a keeper

Some say successful fly fishing requires supreme athleticism, a surgeon's delicate touch, and the serene spirit of a Zen master. But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude. Whether you're an old salt or dipping your toes in for the first time, you'll find everything you need to learn, improve, and keep your casting sharp and fresh!

Longtime fishing writer Peter Kaminsky wades right in, taking you from choosing a rod and tying flies all the way through to staying dry with the right wardrobe and cooking up a delicious catch. You'll also find out how you can get by with just 20 flies, a half dozen casts, and three knots. And, if you want to plunge deeper into the sport, he suggests some bucket-list destination rivers and streams to keep you agreeably hooked and learning for life--proving that the father of fishing writers Izaak Walton was right when, three centuries ago, he said: "No life is so pleasant and happy as that of a well-governed angler."
* Study your quarry--from rainbow trout to fashionable "glamour" fish
* Get the best rod, reel, and gear for success--including the smartest tech
* Know where to fish (land or sea) and how to read the water
* Follow visual examples to sharpen your casting

Whatever your fly-fishing aims or skill level, the proven advice and 150+ illustrations in this friendly guide are your path to a lifetime of happy and productive trips: Don't let it be the one that got away!

Introduction 1

Part 1: The Basics 5

Chapter 1: What Every Fly Rodder Needs to Know 7

Chapter 2: Choosing a Rod 19

Chapter 3: Reels 35

Chapter 4: Between the Rod and the Fish: Hooks, Lines, Leaders 45

Part 2: The Fish and the Flies 61

Chapter 5: Trout and the Bugs They Love (Plus Some Non-Bugs Too) 63

Chapter 6: Mayflies (And Why Trout Love Them) 81

Chapter 7: Fly Tying 97

Chapter 8: Freshwater Fish 129

Chapter 9: The Beautiful Black Bass 155

Chapter 10: Saltwater Fish 173

Chapter 11: Saltwater Baits and Flies 193

Part 3: Fly Fishing Essentials 207

Chapter 12: Casting and Presentation: The Heart of the Game 209

Chapter 13: Time and Place 237

Chapter 14: Catching and (Often) Releasing 257

Chapter 15: The Fly Fishing Wardrobe 271

Chapter 16: Knots: A Few Will Do 283

Chapter 17: Cooking Your Catch 297

Part 4: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 18: Great Trout Streams 313

Chapter 19: Ten Trout and Salmon Bucket-List Destinations 325

Chapter 20: Ten Saltwater Bucket-List Destinations 329

Chapter 21: Eleven Good Reads 335

Chapter 22: Ten Great Online Resources 341

Index 345
Peter Kaminsky's "Outdoors" column has appeared for many years in the New York Times. His books on fly fishing include The Moon Pulled Up An Acre of Bass, American Waters, and The Flyfisherman's Guide To The Meaning of Life. His fishing writing has appeared in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Flyfisherman, Anglers Journal, New York Magazine, and GQ. He is the former managing editor of National Lampoon.