Essential Fly Fishing: Learning the Right Way and Improving the Skills You Have by Tom Meade
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.