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Handbook of Hatches by Dave Hughes


This is an all-new color edition of a popular reference and introduction of aquatic insects at the simplest level. There is no Latin and the classification of insects and selection of patterns to match them is demystified.          164 color photos; 5.5x8 inches, 288 pgs.

Covered are mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, dragonflies, boatmen, alderflies, and hellgrammites.

Fishing success comes from making wise observations on stream and acting on them right away. In Handbook of Hatches, Hughes teaches how to match the hatch and not worry about identifying the insect until later, if at all, and to fish better by focusing on shape, size, and color to choose the best fly for the situation.

The author, Dave Hughes, is the editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal and has written twenty-five books about fly fishing for trout. 

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