Knots and Rigging Technique covers the techniques necessary to assemble everything. It begins with basics such as installing fly line backing and fly line on reels, knots connecting backing to the reel, the leader to the fly line, tippet to the leader and the tippet to various types of flies. It continues far beyond the basics to insure viewers that you learn to tie all the knots they may need for almost any fly-fishing situation. The techniques for rigging multiple flies, strike indicators, shock and bite tippets, along with many other specialized rigs used in fly-fishing are also shown in a clear, easy to follow manner. . DVD Menu: Installing the Backing The Nail Knot The Blood Knot Improved Clinch Knot The Loop Knot Nail Loop Knot Rapala Loop Knot Surgeons End Loop Loop Connection Shock Leaders Surgeons Knot The Uni-Knot Shocker Knot Shock Tippets Wire to Line Coated Wire to Line Spider Hitch Assembling Everything
Reading this one-of-a-kind collection of practical advice is like taking a fising trip across the country with over twenty-five of the world's fly-fishing experts. Over 1,001 of the best fly-fishing tips compiled by the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine cover essentials from trout to tarpon, such as: casting with Lefty Kreh, matching the hatch with Charlie Meck, taking great fish photos with Barry and Cathy Beck, mastering mayflies with John Barr, catching selective trout with Mike Lawson, West Coast stripers with Dan Blanton, steelhead secrets with Lani Waller, and Spey casting with Simon Gawesworth.
With clear, use-to-use format, 160 illustrations from renowned artist Dave Hall, and encyclopedic coverage of almost everything that's important to know about fresh and saltwater fly fishing, this book is sure to help beginners and experts alike catch more fish.
The articles for this series of books, Keys to Catching Georgia Bass, were written over a span of 18 years. Conditions change but bass tend to follow patterns year after year.
For example, Lake Lanier has gone through a series of years with low water then full again. Landmarks you can see when the water is very low cannot be spotted when the lake is full. But humps, points and rock piles are still there, in the same place, just underwater.
Some years the water is clear and some years stained to muddy during the same months in some creeks, but the main lake is almost always clear. The patterns and places in these articles will still work in the creeks, but you may need to adjust the color of the bait to the conditions.
New baits and tackle companies come along every year but you can always find old favorite baits or similar baits from a new company that were produced by a defunct company, or use the new ones that are similar in action.
The GPS Coordinates given for each spot will get you very close to what you want to fish. An old brush pile on the coordinates may be gone, but you can bet another one will be in the same place or very nearby.
Some spots are on more than one map for more than one month. That guarantees it is a good spot, if more than one good fisherman chose it! Some spots are good year round, over many month.
Some of the expert fishermen providing information for the articles in this book are not named for a variety of reasons.
"A book full of things to do to get ready to fish or to make it easier and more fun."USA Today
From optimizing a boat for fishing, to maintaining rods and reels, to improving store-bought lures or creating lures from scratch, here are 101 ingenious money-saving projects and do-it-yourself tips guaranteed to help small-boat anglers save money, catch more fish, and have more fun.