Now thoroughly revised and updated, the essential Orvis primer on fly-fishing, addressing every requirement of the sport and providing an excellent foundation for years of pleasurable fishing. It includes instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; essential knots and how to tie them; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and much more.
Tom Rosenbauer has been a fly fisher for four decades, and was tying flies commercially at age fourteen. He is the author of numerous books, as well as countless articles for American Angler, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and other periodicals. He is a marketing manager with the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, and lives in nearby Pawlet.
CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE. WHAT IS FLY FISHING? CHAPTER TWO. FLY RODS AND LINE SIZES CHAPTER THREE. LINES AND REELS CHAPTER FOUR. GEAR AND ACCESSORIES CHAPTER FIVE. LEADERS AND KNOTS CHAPTER SIX. FLY CASTING CHAPTER SEVEN. UNDERSTANDING FLIES AND WHAT THEY IMITATE CHAPTER EIGHT. FLY SELECTION CHAPTER NINE. STREAM TACTICS CHAPTER TEN. STILLWATER TACTICS CHAPTER ELEVEN. SALMON AND STEELHEAD CHAPTER TWELVE. SALT WATER CHAPTER THIRTEEN. STRIKING, PLAYING, AND LANDING CHAPTER FOURTEEN. CARE OF FLY-FISHINGTACKLE CHAPTER FIFTEEN. STREAM ETIQUETTE AND GIVING BACK RESOURCES INDEX