|About the Book|
Many anglers who wish to get started in fly fishing are intimidated. With so many choices of expensive rods, reels, lines, leaders and flies, its difficult to know where to begin. And it doesnt help that a few of the so-called experts in theMoreMany anglers who wish to get started in fly fishing are intimidated. With so many choices of expensive rods, reels, lines, leaders and flies, its difficult to know where to begin. And it doesnt help that a few of the so-called experts in the field write articles implying the sport is difficult to master. The truth is, to be a successful fly angler you dont need to know everything about everything. Thats what sets this book apart from the many other fly fishing books available today. In these pages, veteran fly-fishing instructor Chris Hansen concentrates on teaching you the basics. For example, if you arent sure what level fly angler you are, check out Hansens 10 Ways to Tell If Youre a Beginner. Want to learn how to fly cast? Read 12 Tips to Making the Perfect Cast. And if you think you must carry everything but the kitchen sink with you every time you wade into a stream, look at Hansens 8 Accessories for Every Trip.Hansen understands the best reason to try fly fishing is that in many situations you can catch more fish with flies than you can with spinning or baitcasting lures. In this books final chapter, Catching Fish on Flies, he details these situations for panfish, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and even northern pike. In addition, he shows you his Top 10 Fly Patterns for each species and the best retrieves for getting finicky fish to strike.