The Fly and the Fish

The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing.

The Fly and the Fish

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510707549

Page: 220

View: 139

The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing. This lost classic, originally published in 1961, combines his evocative memoirs of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions for fly-tying. Atherton’s reminiscences and instructions are complemented by his exquisite sketches of tools and scenes from the angler’s life. The author’s wife, artist Maxine Atherton, notes in her introduction that in addition to his skills as an accomplished artist and fine sportsman John Atherton was a romantic realist, whose exuberant outbursts of wonder over natural phenomena celebrated our planet’s everyday magic. Indeed, Atherton’s work was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1943 exhibition of American Realists and Magic Realists. On a more practical note, Maxine Atherton adds that the Impressionistic fly patterns such as those featured in this book have worked wonders for her fishing, fooling trout in rivers throughout North America and Europe. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Fish Flies

This is the definitive book on fly-tying, with thousands of fly patterns included for the enthusiast.

Fish Flies

Author: Terry Hellekson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586856928

Page: 719

View: 918

This is the definitive book on fly-tying, with thousands of fly patterns included for the enthusiast. Expert angler, fly tier, and author Terry Hellekson addresses everything from the history of fly-fishing around the world to the history of fly tying and fly-tying materials. Hellekson shares interviews with fly-tying greats of years past, along with the fascinating history and background of some of the popular individual flies, making this a great read. His colorful recollections of people and events will intrigue and delight even the most serious fly tier. He also shares years of wisdom and knowledge on fly-tying colors; fly patterns; fly-tying tools, hooks, and materials; and fly-fishing and fly-tying methods. Hellekson' depicts hundreds of intricate patterns for dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs. Mayfly, stonefly, and caddisfly species are widely represented with simulations of the phases of their respective life cycles. Detailed patterns for terrestrials, damselflies and dragonflies, leeches and worms, midges, crustaceans, streamers, shad flies, steelhead flies, Atlantic salmon flies, Spey flies, Pacific salmon flies, and salmon and steelhead dry flies round out the book. This encyclopedia is organized into two distinct parts: the first section describes the origins of fly-fishing; the concepts of vision and perception of color; and the tools and materials from which artificial flies are created. It addresses dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies. The second section of the book thoroughly attends to the simulation of other insect orders, such as terrestrials and crustaceans, and then delves into the specifics of streamers, shad flies, steelhead flies, and more. Even a fly-fishing novice will be enthralled with illustrations that clarify the patterns in a reader-friendly style. Line illustrations throughout, plus more than 2,950 detailed fly patterns-including 695 flies shown in full color-make this a comprehensive fly-tying encyclopedia beyond compare. Terry Hellekson was born into the world of fly-fishing and spent his early life in Happy Camp, California, where his father had a fly-fishing guide service on the Klamath and Trinity rivers during the 1940s and 1950s. Hellekson not only fly-fished and tied flies as a youth, but he developed many new fly patterns and eventually became immersed in all phases of the fly-fishing and fly-tying businesses. He founded Fly Fishing Specialties, a wholesale and retail business. He continually exchanges information with leading experts in fly-fishing and fly tying. Hellekson has traveled the world discovering sources for fly-tying materials and other products that he sold on the international market. He has also fished many of the great lakes and rivers of the world, traveling to such far off places as Kashmir to test the waters of the Himalayas. Hellekson is one of the founders of the Northern Utah Fly Fishers and the Granite Bay Fly Casters in northern California. Through fly-tying classes and fly-fishing clinics, he has taught countless numbers of fly fishers the fine points of the sporting art. Besides the many articles he has written on fly-fishing and fly tying, he has authored two books, Popular Fly Patterns (1976) and Fish Flies (1995), with this revised edition the culmination of a lifetime of work. He has also made generous contributions to the works of other authors. He now lives and fishes with his wife, Patricia, in Montana, where they have the famous Kootenai River at their doorstep.

Fly Fishing The Way of a Trout With a Fly

Originally published in 1921, this masterpiece of the genre established sunken flies as essential tools for anglers. Skues' classic remains ever-relevant to aficionados of the unchanged world of river fishing.

Fly Fishing  The Way of a Trout With a Fly

Author: G.E.M. Skues

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486814629

Page: 288

View: 211

Originally published in 1921, this masterpiece of the genre established sunken flies as essential tools for anglers. Skues' classic remains ever-relevant to aficionados of the unchanged world of river fishing.

Fly Fishing For Dummies

But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude.

Fly Fishing For Dummies

Author: Peter Kaminsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119685907

Page: 384

View: 798

Hook up with the fly-fishing guide that’s a keeper Some say successful fly fishing requires supreme athleticism, a surgeon’s delicate touch, and the serene spirit of a Zen master. But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude. Whether you’re an old salt or dipping your toes in for the first time, you’ll find everything you need to learn, improve, and keep your casting sharp and fresh! Longtime fishing writer Peter Kaminsky wades right in, taking you from choosing a rod and tying flies all the way through to staying dry with the right wardrobe and cooking up a delicious catch. You’ll also find out how you can get by with just 20 flies, a half dozen casts, and three knots. And, if you want to plunge deeper into the sport, he suggests some bucket-list destination rivers and streams to keep you agreeably hooked and learning for life—proving that the father of fishing writers Izaak Walton was right when, three centuries ago, he said: “No life is so pleasant and happy as that of a well-governed angler.” Study your quarry—from rainbow trout to fashionable “glamour” fish Get the best rod, reel, and gear for success—including the smartest tech Know where to fish (land or sea) and how to read the water Follow visual examples to sharpen your casting Whatever your fly-fishing aims or skill level, the proven advice and 150+ illustrations in this friendly guide are your path to a lifetime of happy and productive trips: Don’t let it be the one that got away!

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the story of a sport that dates back two thousand years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting edge materials.

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies

Author: Ian Whitelaw

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 1781319391

Page: 224

View: 746

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the story of a sport that dates back two thousand years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting edge materials. From the many thousands of fly patterns developed over the centuries (there are more than 1,700 salmon fly patterns alone) these fifty have been chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also the fly fishing techniques - and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the US, Europe, South America and the Antipiodes, and now to every country in the world. Once limited to trout and salmon, fly-fishing techniques today are used to catch every fish species from minnows to marlin, in rivers, lakes and oceans from the Amazon to the Arctic. Filled with profiles of the key characters, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies charts the exponential growth and diversification of this fascinating sport.

The Rise

The Rise, based on recent scientific research into trout feeding behavior and the author's extraordinary photographic studies, provides many new clues.

The Rise

Author: Paul Schullery

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811701822

Page: 194

View: 115

Distills five centuries' worth of angling lore and wisdom about trout feeding behavior Photographic sequence shows in detail how trout take a fly Examination of flies includes the importance of wings and what they are made of, hooks, soft-hackled flies, and skipping, dapping, and dry-fly techniques Even after centuries of observation, anglers are still trying to solve the mysteries of that magical instant when a trout takes a fly. The Rise, based on recent scientific research into trout feeding behavior and the author's extraordinary photographic studies, provides many new clues. With unprecedented photographic clarity, Schullery reveals the subtleties of the trout's feeding behavior, analyzes the riseforms that puzzle us, and offers startling and reassuring insights into the lessons of rejection. Schullery challenges modern "common knowledge"; reconsiders neglected flies, ideas, and tactics; and faces some of fly fishing's toughest questions with wit, patience, and the happy conviction that the questions are more important than the answers anyway. Learn more at author Paul Schullery's website.

Fly Fishing the Baja and Beyond

This guide will help you to read Baja-native fish behavior to increase the frequency of your hookups while fly fishing the fabulous Sea of Cortez.

Fly Fishing the Baja and Beyond

Author: Mike Rieser

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578075563

Page: 176

View: 679

Writing Fly Fishing the Baja and Beyond has been a five year odyssey culminating from thirty years of exploring the Baja Peninsula, fishing the waters of the Pacific and Sea Of Cortez. This guide will help you to read Baja-native fish behavior to increase the frequency of your hookups while fly fishing the fabulous Sea of Cortez.

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sport--one that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone in their approaches to fly ...

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Kirk Deeter

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399816

Page: 224

View: 820

A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher.

Simple Fly Fishing

This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need.

Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340280

Page: 144

View: 988

Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.

The Little Black Book of Fly Fishing

In this, The Little Black Book of Fly Fishing, authors Kirk Deeter and Chris Hunt take you to the next level, building upon what Deeter and Charlie Meyers did in The Little Red Book.

The Little Black Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Kirk Deeter

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510747739

Page: 224

View: 725

An Advanced Course in Fly Fishing The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing was to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons in that book. Rather, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offered a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies. In this, The Little Black Book of Fly Fishing, authors Kirk Deeter and Chris Hunt take you to the next level, building upon what Deeter and Charlie Meyers did in The Little Red Book. The Little Black Book will helps fly fishers build upon what they learned in the Little Red Book. Read this valuable, thought-provoking guidebook, and you'll be at the point where you'll be catching fish when no one else is, and you'll know exactly why you are. Advanced casting, presentation, reading the water, fly selection, and much more, including proper gear selection, are all covered. The table of contents, below, explains it all. The Little Black Book of Fly Fishing Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Part 1: CASTING A double-haul is really important, and not just in the salt Teaching someone new? Start with Tenkara Everybody needs a casting lesson. Everybody. Casting longer leaders ‘Casting’ nymphs under indicators Get a practice rod How to cast a 15-foot leader (and why you should) Casting at taillights The cast killer Your casting stroke follow joints by size Challenge your cast Great casts are the ones that get bit Score your casts like golf strokes; fewer is better The sand-save cast A reach cast is worth a thousand mends Five feet short on purpose (the linear false cast) Be Lefty in the salt, and Rajeff in the fresh Give yourself a “D” Beating wind Don’t out-kick your coverage Part 2: PRESENTATION Fast strip for saltwater predators A swirl, not a rise Casting streamers upstream Carp: Not just for city kids Step out of your comfort zone What are the birds after? The potato chip fakeout Why natives matter But I still love brown trout best Micro-drag: where you stand matters You’ll never beat a fish into submission Take it to the lake Float tubes and garbage cans Food never attacks fish A case for the dry-fly snob Go Deep in the name of fish research Roll fish for fun They’re in skinny water for a reason The cafeteria line The escape hatch Part 3: READING WATER (AND FISH) The stripset Covering water Skate and twitch big flies in low light Rod tip down for streamers Weight an unweighted fly with fly-tying beads instead of split-shot Urban angling Get in shape. Stay in shape. Dry your fly first, apply floatant second Most fish (and some bugs) face upstream—present accordingly Head up, game over Step when you streamer Babysit your flies ID the “player” and get after it Gin clear water Flat calm water Developing “TSP” (trout sensory perception) A fish doesn’t see like humans do Walk on The 10 second rule Like a dog on a leash Tip up or tip down? The keys to spotting fish The full-court press usually fails Use the whole spice cabinet River personalities and handshakes What the cloud layers tell you Knowing what they are not doing is equally important as knowing what they are Upwelling v. the straight seam The speed of the strike is proportionate to the depth of the water (in rivers) See this, do that Part 4: FLIES UV resin in home-tied flies Nymphs on the swing Multi-purpose flies Sparse for saltwater UV parachute posts Tip the fly for tying parachute posts Caddis: the most dishonest fly ever Wire or tinsel for dry flies The “pellet fly” you can feel good about Practice, practice, practice Peacock herl … and why it works The mystery of the Purple Prince Nymph Profile is everything The Adams family Lethal mice The Mole Fly miracle Bob Behnke on colors Terrestrials are opportunity bugs The end of the duck Colors change with depth Un-matching the hatch The monkey poo fly Part 5: MISC. (Everything from gear, to fighting fish and angler ethics) Fly reels for trout are just line holders Fly reels matter for saltwater fish Faster rods aren’t always better You get what you pay for Pride cometh before the fall Sheet-metal screws Wire for predators Quick-dry attire for the flats ABC. Anything But Cotton Snip your tippet at an angle Rod weight depends on fly types The best loop knot… perfection 7X tippet is BS Colors and camo above the surface Guitars and fly rods Bucket list places Tiger snakes and long hemostats It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n roll Score fishing like cricket It’s okay to fail I cheer for the fish

Backcasts

With sections covering the history of fly fishing; the sport’s global evolution, from the rivers of South Africa to Japan; the journeys of both native and nonnative trout; and the work of conservation organizations such as the Federation ...

Backcasts

Author: Samuel Snyder

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022636660X

Page: 400

View: 510

“Many of us probably would be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect.”-Norman Maclean Though Maclean writes of an age-old focus of all anglers—the day’s catch—he may as well be speaking to another, deeper accomplishment of the best fishermen and fisherwomen: the preservation of natural resources. Backcasts celebrates this centuries-old confluence of fly fishing and conservation. However religious, however patiently spiritual the tying and casting of the fly may be, no angler wishes to wade into rivers of industrial runoff or cast into waters devoid of fish or full of invasive species like the Asian carp. So it comes as no surprise that those who fish have long played an active, foundational role in the preservation, management, and restoration of the world’s coldwater fisheries. With sections covering the history of fly fishing; the sport’s global evolution, from the rivers of South Africa to Japan; the journeys of both native and nonnative trout; and the work of conservation organizations such as the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, Backcasts casts wide. Highlighting the historical significance of outdoor recreation and sports to conservation in a collection important for fly anglers and scholars of fisheries ecology, conservation history, and environmental ethics, Backcasts explores both the problems anglers and their organizations face and how they might serve as models of conservation—in the individual trout streams, watersheds, and landscapes through which these waters flow.

Art of the Fly

Whether you're an amateur or an old hand, just starting out or looking for a wider variety of flies or tying techniques, you'll find The Art of the Flyan invaluable handbook. And it will make a great gift for fly-fishing fanatics.

Art of the Fly

Author: Frank O'Leary

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9780670070831

Page: 231

View: 851

Fly-fishing is a passion that takes anglers from country to country, from inland alpine rivers to coastal shores. Tying flies is one of the pleasures of the sport, and tends to become addictive - it's functional, fun and, above all, creative. Indeed, for many people, making the flies is just as satisfying, if not more so, than the fishing itself. Art of the Fly is a step-by-step guide to tying flies for both freshwater and saltwater fish. There are detailed instructions for tying 50 flies, accompanied by beautiful yet practical colour photographs, lists of the materials you'll need for each fly, and tips on choosing the right fly for particular situations. Whether you're an amateur or an old hand, just starting out or looking for a wider variety of flies or tying techniques, you'll find The Art of the Fly an invaluable handbook. And it will make a great gift for fly-fishing fanatics.

Fly Fishing Advice from an Old Timer

With decades of fly-fishing experience, Ed Quigley is the perfect candidate to provide fly-fishing know-how to prospective flyfishers.

Fly Fishing Advice from an Old Timer

Author: Ed Quigley

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628736892

Page: 352

View: 916

With decades of fly-fishing experience, Ed Quigley is the perfect candidate to provide fly-fishing know-how to prospective flyfishers. For those new to fly fishing as well as for experienced anglers looking to add some “secrets” to their own bags of tricks, Fly-Fishing Advice from an Old-Timer will illuminate the fly-fishing world. Richly illustrated and clearly written, Quigley includes down-to-earth explanations of the basics, detailed discussions of advanced topics, and ingenious tips and compelling anecdotes from his own years of experience fly fishing streams from Labrador to Costa Rica and beyond. Readers will discover: When to use emergers, caddis flies, midges, and cripples How to create flies literally “on the fly” right on the stream How to choose the best rods, reels, lines, waders, and leaders The real secret to playing a fish The lowdown on winter fishing And much more! Along with his own personal advice, Quigley provides answers on where to find more information on each topic: websites, articles, DVDs, and books. His must-read list of fly-fishing books with his own comments on the most useful information in each ties together one of the most comprehensive fly-fishing books ever written. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Fly Fisher s Playbook

This book examines everything from basic gear and how to read a river and the fish, to how to present a perfect drift while you dissect the river as you present nymphs to waiting fish.

The Fly Fisher s Playbook

Author: Duane R. Redford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462858095

Page: 113

View: 320

The Fly Fishers Playbook, a Systematic Approach to Nymph Fly Fishing, has been five years in the making. With a focus on nymph fly fishing, The Playbook, combines basic skills and fundamentals with an advanced systematic approach that is designed to allow every level of fly fisher to utilize it. The Playbook is something you will design and develop to fit your strengths and weaknesses, and its foundation is built around an overall knowledge of how to attack a river with nymphs. As you continue to hone your skills and bolster your strengths, your Playbook will become comprehensive as it evolves with you. The Playbook has helped hundreds of fly fishers become better at nymphing techniques because it takes out the guesswork and replaces it with clear practical options to best match presented conditions. This book examines everything from basic gear and how to read a river and the fish, to how to present a perfect drift while you dissect the river as you present nymphs to waiting fish. Although its an intricate system, its simple to breakdown and follow, and anglers of all levels will reap its benefits. Written in a clear conversational style, you will enjoy reading the Playbook as you gain knowledge of how to approach a river from a professional guides prospective.The Playbook is the real deal.

John Bailey s Complete Guide to Fly Fishing

Includes 200 color photographs. John Bailey's Complete Guide to Fly Fishing Fly fishing is one of the world's most popular sports, and this comprehensive book takes an in-depth look at all aspects of it.

John Bailey s Complete Guide to Fly Fishing

Author: John Bailey

Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press

ISBN: 9781580112338

Page: 144

View: 887

A guide to fly fishing from preparation to practice and techniques. Includes 200 color photographs.

Bonefish Fly Patterns

This new and revised edition of Bonefish Fly Patterns is the most comprehensive collection of bonefish flies ever published, describing 197 of the best bonefish patterns being tied and fished in the world today—with a full-color ...

Bonefish Fly Patterns

Author: Dick Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762768053

Page: 320

View: 435

This new and revised edition of Bonefish Fly Patterns is the most comprehensive collection of bonefish flies ever published, displaying fly designs from such world-class flats anglers and guides as Winston Moore, Jim Orthwein (four-time bonefish world record holder), Steve Huff, Harry Spear, Rick Ruoff, Del Brown, John Goddard, Barry and Cathy Beck, Lou Tabory, Tim Borski, Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh, Tom McGuane, Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, Vic Gaspeny, Dave Skok, Eric Peterson, Patrick Dorsey, and Aaron Adams, and many, many more. The book includes 197 full-color photographs—one for each featured pattern, some published here for the first time. Each fly profile is listed with its creator's authentic recipe and tying tips. Also included are tying sequences for important patterns, a discussion of design trends, a materials glossary, and a list of sources for materials, custom flies, and off-the-shelf patterns. Dick Brown does not forget to describe fly selection for various destinations, habitats, and conditions, and to advise anglers on how to present flies and what prey they portray.

Fly Fishing the Flats

Keep the sun and it ' s almost impossible to actually see the fish take wind at your
back whenever possible . Once the fly . Instead , you need to rely on feel to strike
you ' ve spotted the fish and have determined and set the hook . The take is ...

Fly Fishing the Flats

Author: Barry Beck

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811706261

Page: 148

View: 688

This lavishly illustrated book is both a practical guide and a visual celebration of the sport from an eminently qualified team. Barry and Cathy Beck have fished and hosted trips to the best saltwater flats in the hemisphere. Here, you'll fine expert advice on fishing for thirteen species, from strippers in Martha's Vineyard, to flats Super Grand Slam. You'll find detailed instruction on long cast techniques, including a seven page photo sequence on the double haul alone. A guide to flies, gear, and tackle, as well as veteran travellers' advice about where and when to go for the best fishing.

Mastering Pike on the Fly

Guide and master angler Barry Reynolds has a "deep, driving passion" for pike on the fly that permeates this book.

Mastering Pike on the Fly

Author: Barry Reynolds

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555662912

Page: 254

View: 297

Guide and master angler Barry Reynolds has a "deep, driving passion" for pike on the fly that permeates this book. He calls it "the most explosive, most exciting fishing you can find in freshwater." in every chapter, his intent is clear--to help the angler catch pike, more pike and bigger pike. He concentrates on doing just that, even under the most difficult conditions, when the pike's mood, water conditions, and weather work against the angler. In his fourth book, Barry takes flyfishing for northern pike to a new level, far beyond the basics presented in his groundbreaking book, Pike on the Fly. Combining science with more than twenty years of experience flyfishing for pike, Barry gives anglers a true appreciation of northerns and their habitat and a full complement of strategies, flies, and tools needed to locate and catch pike under nearly every circumstance. The introductory chapters give a complete study of pike. Barry explains how to cope with the pike's "moods" and reveals th