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Trout from small streams
Hughes, Dave, 1945-
Personal Author:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
vii, 248 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
What defines a small stream? For Dave Hughes, it's not size but "that sense of intimacy" you get when you can observe the whole stream and "feel that you're a large and integral part of it." Hughes draws on his years of experience to teach you everything you need to know about fishing small streams, from choosing rods and flies to reading the weather and water. Hughes knows that successful fly fishing is more than just catching the most or the biggest fish. Small streams provide the opportunity for exploration and discovery--in addition to the fish. This second edition contains new chapters on reading the seasons and tenkara and is superbly illustrated with more than 100 new color photos.
General Note:
Includes index.
Land shapes water -- Streams shape anglers -- Gearing down -- Rods -- The learning curve -- Reading small pools -- Parts between pools -- Reading the seasons -- An essential fly box -- Trout on drys -- Dry-fly size -- Nymph tactics -- Working wet flies -- Streamer situations -- Stalking beaver ponds -- Tenkara -- Afterword: one more fly.
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Elma Library SH687 .H7647 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Secrets for mastering the challenges of small streams
How to choose the perfect rod, lines, and flies
An insightful, enjoyable read for all levels, beginner to expert
New edition updated with 100 color photos and chapters on reading the seasons and tenkara

Author Notes

Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with over two dozen books in print. He writes regularly for popular fishing magazines and is currently a columnist for Fly Rod Reel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

1 Land Shapes Waterp. 1
2 Streams Shape Anglersp. 19
3 Gearing Downp. 31
4 Rodsp. 49
5 The Learning Curvep. 65
6 Reading Small Poolsp. 87
7 Parts Between Poolsp. 97
8 Reading the Seasonsp. 105
9 An Essential Fly Boxp. 115
10 Trout on Drysp. 135
11 Dry-Fly Sizep. 155
12 Nymph Tacticsp. 163
13 Working Wet Fliesp. 183
14 Streamer Situationsp. 193
15 Stalking Beaver Pondsp. 205
16 Tenkarap. 215
Afterword: One More Flyp. 237
Indexp. 243

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