Through his inviting writing style, Trout Magazine's Deeter makes the case for pursuing these wary, hard-fighting fish on the fly. This contemporary, how-to-guide explains why carp are often the species of choice for fly-fishing guides. It covers the carp's biology, behaviour, diet, and the challenges they pose for even the most accomplished fly fisherman. Over 50 colour photographs and pattern recipes with 10 situational illustrations are included. 'Enjoy the journey that comes with fly f ishing for carp. And leave your 4-weight home.' Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited
Detailed instruction by ESPN hosts, Jim and Kelly Watt who produce the Fishing Video Magazine TV show. From casting for freshwater trout in small mountain streams to saltwater fly fishing for Sailfish and Marlin, this instructional program is the product of over 50 years experience gained from fly fishing every conceivable location and situation possible. Segments cover the essentials of fly fishing equipment , knots & fly styles. Lessons & examples include basic casting techniques, expert casts for difficult situations & the proper way to fish lakes, streams & rivers. Step-by-step lessons for basic fly tying; Basic Fishing Techniques – Lakes, Streams, Rivers & Entomology; Basic Casting Techniques – Roll Cast, Simple Pick/Set Down, False Casting, Shooting Line Cast; Knots – Nail Knot, Leader to Leader Knot, Double Overhand/Surgeon's Knot, Leader to Fly Knot, Improved Clinch Knot; Equipment – Rods, Reels, Fly Lines, Leaders, Flies, Stuff, Waders, Vest, Tools; Basic Fly Tying – Fly tying tools, vises, hooks, learn to tie a Nymph, Woolley Bugger Streamer & a Basic Dry Fly; Advanced Techniques – Double Haul, Open Loop Cast for Nymphing, Sink Tip Lines, Reach Cast, Slack Line Cast, "S" Cast, Jump Roll Cast, Mending, Downstream Drift, Wind Casts, Roll Cast and Backhand; Choosing the right rod & line; Knots. REVIEW: VIDEO LIBRARIAN – Hosts Jim and Kelly Watt … demonstrating an obvious love for the sport… In fact their gentle enthusiasm is downright contagious (a friend who watched the program with me had to be nearly hog-tied to a chair by his wife to keep him from lighting out for the local sporting goods store) REVIEW: ON THE WATER – I watched this DVD and went fishing that evening, and after their explanation (the best I've seen) of the causes and remedies to the dreaded tailing loop, I had a great outing: no "wind knots", no tangles, no lost flies… AWARD: The Videographer Award of Excellence , Instructional Category
Whether you are new to fly fishing or just want to add some "secrets" to your own bag of tricks, it's all right here: easy-to-follow explanations of the basics, in-depth discussions of advanced topics plus ingenious tips and entertaining anecdotes culled from the authors years of experience fishing steams from Alaska to Labrador to Costa Rica. When should you use emergers, caddis flies, midges, cripples? How do you choose the right rods and reels, lines and waders…and boots? What's the real secret to landing a fish? What's up with winter fly fishing? You'll find answers to questions like these along with advice on where to find more information on each of the topics covered — web sites, articles, books, DVDs. Bibliography of 95 fly fishing books classic and contemporary with comments on what's most useful in each. PLUS 88 illustrations and photographs.
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Millions of fishermen in both fresh and salt water use live or natural baits when they try their luck. Only a small minority of anglers never or rarely use such natural baits. Sooner or later every fisherman finds that he can catch more fish and have more fun if he uses natural baits on many of his fishing trips.
But when he tries to find out which baits are best, where they can be obtained, how they are kept or preserved, and how they are used, he runs into difficulties. Such information is either obtained the hard way through trial and error or bit by bit from scattered books, magazines and other printed sources. Hundreds of books have been written on using artificial lures. But very rarely has a book such as this been devoted entirely to natural baits.
There is a common belief among fishermen who use artificial lures that using natural baits is too easy and requires little skill or study. But those anglers who have used natural baits for a long time soon discover that there are many things to learn about such baits. The use of natural baits often requires as much skill and knowledge as the use of artificial lures. Those anglers who have made a study of fresh and salt water baits usually catch more and bigger fish than their fellow anglers.
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Everything you need in a pocket sized guide you can take with you for easy reference