Dave Whitlock's Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods

Author: Dave Whitlock
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749204
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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This outstanding guide is filled with scores of practical observations on all of the trout foods of importance to fly fishers. The chapters include: * Concepts of Imitation * Water * How Trout Feed * Mayflies * Stoneflies * Caddisflies * Midges and Crane Flies * Dragonflies and Damselflies * Crustaceans * Forage Fish * Leeches, Eels, and Similar Trout Foods Superb black-and-white illustrations throughout reinforce the techniques outlined in this book. A central full-color section includes size and color charts for mayflies, stoneflies, dragonflies, caddisflies, damselflies, crustaceans, and forage fish.

Finding Trout in All Conditions

A Guide to Understanding Nature’s Forces for Better Production on the Water
Author: Boots Allen
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0871083299
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 197
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What does it take to have success when stalking trout with a fly rod? There are the obvious elements of the fly, the presentation, and reading the water properly. But what about those factors brought on by Mother Nature in the form of weather, climate, and the water itself? Finding Trout in All Conditions: A Guide to Understanding Nature's Forces for Better Production on the Water is a comprehensive examination of those parts of the natural world that impact trout, trout food and forage, and fly fishing. This book provides valuable insight into how trout and the food they eat are influenced by barometric pressure, precipitation, air and water temperature, wind, sunlight and cloud cover, moon phase, and water-related factors like water levels, pH, dissolved oxygen levels, and specific conductance. Special attention is given to strategies and tactics anglers should employ when specific conditions are predominant. The reader is left with a greater awareness of how success on the water is impacted by these often overlooked elements of the natural world. Research for this book is based on the author’s thirty-plus years of guiding and fishing around the world and his conversations and experiences with some of the best anglers and guides in the sport.

Handbook of Hatches

A Basic Guide to Recognizing Trout Foods and Selecting Flies to Match Them
Author: Dave Hughes
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811731829
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 276
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An introductory guide that simplifies matching hatches to get people into the study of trout stream insects without scaring them off with lots of taxonomy and Latin.

101 Trout Tips

A Guide's Secrets, Tactics, and Techniques
Author: Landon R. Mayer
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811714748
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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Every fly-fishing problem has a solution. This collection of advice from veteran instructor Landon Mayer helps you analyze your past mistakes and learn how to adapt to a wide range of fishing conditions. • Unorthodox solutions for common fly-fishing problems • Covers everything from fly selection and rigging to landing fish • Features 250 color photos to illustrate proper techniques

The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

A Comprehensive Guide to Catching Bass, Trout, Salmon, Walleyes, Panfish, Saltwater Gamefish, and Much More
Author: Jay Cassell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620872919
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 800
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With fishing advice from such experts as Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Wade Bourne, Tom Rosenbauer, Kirk Deeter, Charlie Meyer, Conway Bowman, and Lamar Underwood, The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Skills, Tactics, and Techniques profiles all of the major gamefish in both fresh and salt water and reveals pro secrets on how to catch them. Learn how Roland Martin entices largemouths with striking lures. Study Bill Dance’s twenty tricks for consistently catching bass in thick weed beds or clear, open water. Want to know what Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyer have learned from their years of fly fishing for trout? How about Lamar Underwood’s tools for success? It’s all here, divided into sections on bass, trout, walleyes, pike-pickerel-muskellunge, panfish, salmon, steelhead, catfish, ice fishing, and salt water fishing for easy reference. You’ll also find sections on knot tying, boats and boating, comfort and safety on the water, and even delicious recipes for cooking your fresh caught fish. This volume also includes a classic reading section featuring stories from such fishing literary legends as Nick Lyons, Ted Leeson, John Taintor who remind us what fishing is really all about.

Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico

Author: Craig Martin
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826327611
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
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Completely revised and updated,Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexicois a comprehensive guide to more than thirty streams and twelve lakes. This revised edition contains new, specialized information on access, equipment, stream characteristics, trout species and size, timing of insect hatches, as well as artificial fly patterns likely to result in success. Local anglers and visitors alike will be able to plan more productive outings while exploring new fishing areas and different species of fish. From the trophy waters of the San Juan and Rio Grande to the Chama and the Brazos, New Mexico is home to more than four thousand miles of cold-water streams teeming with cutthroat, brown, rainbow, and brook trout. With the state's year round fishing season, anglers can find water matched to any level of skill and style of fly fishing. In addition to chapters devoted to specific streams and lakes, the book includes detailed maps, important information on regulations, the fishing year and environmental concerns.

L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook

Author: Dave Whitlock
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749700
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
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With colorful, concise, and easy-to-follow illustrations, The L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook offers a fun introduction to the sport. This friendly volume coaches readers on the basics of fly-casting and assembly of tackle without demanding that the reader invest tons of time and money. The goal here is getting started, and this useful, portable book won't sit on the shelf—it's meant to be taken outdoors for easy consultation. Author Dave Whitlock covers the foods fish eat and how to imitate those foods, details the necessary fly assortment for novices, and provides a useful glossary. Chapters added in this edition include approaches to saltwater fish species, ethics and sportsmanship, and methods for fishing from boats and float tubes.

Fish Food

A Fly Fisher's Guide to Bugs and Bait
Author: N.A
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811732192
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 212
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A thorough examination of the foods trout eat, by a master of observation and adaptation whose curiosity has led to innovations in fly design and angling techniques. Covers specific trout foods such as blue-winged olives, caddis, damselfies, scuds, and ants, and general information, including insect life cycles and taxonomy. Rather than accepting point-blank the traditional views of insect hatches, the author has donned his snorkeling gear and studied species underwater, adapting his fishing to reflect his findings.


A Guide to Food Organisms of the Trout
Author: Gary A. Borger
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811721202
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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A fly-fishing classic now in paperback.

An Angler's Guide to Aquatic Insects and Their Imitations

For All North America
Author: Rick Hafele,Scott Roederer
Publisher: Spring Creek Press
ISBN: 9781555661618
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Teaches the identification of the aquatic insects on which fish feed. This book tells you how to collect insects, identify them, and choose fly patterns that match those of feeding trout. Explains the habits of the insects and how best to fish imitations of them. Fly patterns used to imitate the specific insects are given.

Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams

A Biologist's View of Taking Trout Below the Surface
Author: Rick Hafele
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811701693
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 178
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Includes a 72-minute DVD demonstrating basic nymph fishing techniques Color photo sequences to teach 11 different nymph fishing methods, including Czech, hinged leader, Leisenring lift, and wet-fly swing Detailed information on imitating mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, true flies, scuds, and sow bugs In nature nothing happens without a reason. The difficulty for the angler is merely that the reason is hidden some way beneath the surface.--G. E. M. Skues During the considerable periods of time trout spend feeding exclusively on underwater food forms, nymph fishing can be the most productive, if not the only way to catch fish. But understanding what occurs below the water's surface can be a challenge for even the most experienced angler. In Nymph-Fishing Rivers and Streams, aquatic entomologist and long-time fly fisherman Rick Hafele shares the information necessary to successfully decipher the mysteries of trout life. He starts by explaining their feeding patterns--where trout feed, when they feed, and what's available for them to eat. Sections on tackle and pattern selection help anglers sort through equipment and imitations to find the best outfit for their needs. The DVD complements the photos in the book that show various methods for nymph fishing. Also included is an angler's field guide to nymphs with details on their habitat, importance to trout, and the most effective patterns and fishing tactics to imitate them.

Feeding Time

A Fly Fisher's Guide to What, Where & When Trout Eat
Author: Jason Randall
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811711986
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
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Trout eat a large variety of food items and diets, and feeding behaviors change over time The more you understand about the fish and their ecosystem, the better skilled you will be at determining what fish are eating You can learn to adapt your fishing strategies to trout's routines Secrets for catching larger trout

Imitating and Fishing Natural Fish Foods

Everything an Angler Needs to Know about the Foods That Trout Eat and How to Imitate Them
Author: Dave Whitlock
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585745197
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 131
View: 2006

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An indispensable guide for anglers and fly tyers, regardless of experience.

A guide to the study of freshwater ecology

Author: William A. Andrews,Daniel G. Stoker
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Science
Page: 182
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Laboratory experiments, field study projects, and research findings supplement a study of the scientific principles which govern freshwater ecosystems and the effect of human intervention on natural balances.

Fly Fishing for Trout in Streams

A How-to Guide
Author: Creative Publishing Editors
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781610603119
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Improve your fly-fishing skills through this book's clear, concise text and beautiful, step-by-step color photographs. This book demonstrates how to consistently catch trout with flies and also details effective methods using nymphs, streamers and dry flies. You'll get the basics from equipment to trout behavior. Find out the most effective methods for fishing along the bottom or in the mid-depths. Or, learn how to catch trout that are feeding on the surface. Finally, once you've mastered the art of finding fish, learn the best way to hook, land and release trouts in streams.

Flyfisher's Guide to Arizona

Author: Will Jordan
Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press
ISBN: 9781932098549
Category: Arizona
Page: 294
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Newest edition in the flyfisher's guide series. The author spent most of his life in Arizona, fishing the many streams and rivers.

The L. L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Macauley Lord,Dave Whitlock,Dick Talleur
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592288915
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 344
View: 2377

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A compilation of the best instructional books on fly fishing available today, authored by some of the world's foremost fly-fishing experts.