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Getting Started In Fly Fishing - Tom Fuller

Getting Started In Fly Fishing

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Published: 21st May 2004
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The fastest and easiest way to try your hand at fly fishing

"Getting Started in Fly Fishing "is dedicated to the simple but neglected truth that the best learning happens while doing. With leisure time more precious and limited than ever, author Tom Fuller gets readers started with only the information that's absolutely necessary for that first day on the stream. In a few quick strokes, Fuller introduces the contents of a pared-down start-up kit and identifies heavily promoted items of gear that are definitely not needed. With succinct, easy-to-follow instructions, he shows readers how to: Start fishing after just an hour with this book Make their first cast to a rising trout Play and land their first fish Fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers Cast to all kinds of fish in all waters, fresh and salt

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Getting Out There
The Start-Up Kitp. 6
Rod, Reel, and Line
Leader and Tippet
Flies
Tools: Fly Boxes, Nippers, Hemostats, Fly Floatant, Landing Net, and Sunscreen
Waders
Clothing and Sunglasses
Vests
Before You Wet Your Linep. 22
Knots: Attaching the Leader to the Fly Line, the Tippet to the Leader, and the Fly to the Tippet
Casting the Line
Wading In
Deciding Where to Fish
Knowing How Flies Should Look to Fish
Your First Day on the Streamp. 37
Gearing Up: Planning When and Where to Go, Assembling the Fly Rod, Choosing and Attaching the Fly, Donning Waders and Vest
Your First Cast onto the Water
Your First Cast to a Rising Trout
Hooking, Playing, and Landing Your First Fish
Checking Your Leader, Tippet, and Fly Before Casting to Your Next Fish
Fishing Varieties of Trout Water
Quitting Time
Your Second Day on the Streamp. 51
Watching the Water
Tying on the Right Dry Fly
When and How to Fish a Nymph
When and How to Fish a Wet Fly
When and How to Fish a Streamer
Mending Line
More About Trout and How to Catch Themp. 65
More About Trout
More About Trout Streams
Fishing in Lakes and Ponds
The Art and Science of Fly Fishing
Casting Problems and Solutionsp. 80
The Line Doesn't Straighten Out on the Backcast or the Forecast
The Line Cracks Like a Whip
Unwanted Knots in the Leader: The Tailing Loop
There's No Room for a Backcast
Casting Sinking Line and Heavier Flies
Casting in the Wind
More on Understanding and Imitating What Trout Eatp. 93
The Foods Trout Eat
Mayflies
Caddisflies
Stoneflies
Terrestrials
Still-Water Foods
Forage Fish
Presenting Flies to Troutp. 115
Dry Fly Strategies
Nymph Strategies
Strategies for Wet Flies and Streamers
Still-Water Strategies
Trout Waters and Stream Safetyp. 131
Groundwater
Rising Water to High Water
Falling Water to Low Water
Stream Safety--Again
The Future of Fly Fishingp. 143
Stream Etiquette
Local Conservation
Regional Conservation Groups
National Groups
Going Farther and Further
Beyond Troutp. 156
Salmon and Steelhead
Other Freshwater Quarry
Saltwater Fly Fishing
Flies and Fly Tyingp. 167
Attractor Flies
All-Purpose Flies
Imitator Flies
Dry Flies
Wet Flies
Nymphs
Streamers
Saltwater Flies
Fly Tying
Tom's Terrific Twenty-Four for Trout
Bibliographyp. 181
Resourcesp. 183
Indexp. 188
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071427876
ISBN-10: 0071427872
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 21st May 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1