We've had great comprehensive books on fly fishing before, but this one is excellent because it is concise. It has the info you need to start fly fishing without being overwhelming: great information, simply presented with the goal of getting a beginner out on his/her first fly fishing adventure. Meade explains fishing ethics, teaches skills from knot tying to casting, offers helpful safety precautions, and defines basic angling terms and more. 150 color Illus; 6x9 inches, 160 pgs.
Essential Fly Fishing presents the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations enable you to: find fish in streams, lakes, and salt water; select and assemble proper, balanced tackle; cast a fly line with authority—with rhythm, not strength; recognize and learn to simulate natural fish foods; learn fishing techniques that really work; tie effective knots that have maximum strength; and begin the endlessly interesting process of tying your own flies.
Essential Fly Fishing is a superbly illustrated primer of the highest rank.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tom Meade is the former editor at Fly Fisherman and Fishing & Hunting News, and is the outdoor sports columnist for the Providence Journal-Bulletin. He lives in Rhode Island.