Fly fishing has a reputation for being complex and difficult, and it can be intimidating to newcomers. This book covers the basic essentials of what you need to get started and then, when you're ready to take on more, shows you how to explore further. Soon-to-be fly fishers will find this a useful introduction with a wealth of detailed information on rods, reels, lines, leaders, knots, flies, waders, and other equipment needed to start fly fishing. The book demystifies fly fishing and shows how to keep it simple, as well as offering the ten most versatile flies for freshwater fishing. Includes common situations you'll encounter on trout streams, plus a look at still-water and saltwater fishing.