Based on the methods tested in the Bean Fly Fishing Schools it covers the basic skills of fly casting, choice & assembly of tackle, tips on safety, an introduction to the foods fish eat, & a group of recommended fly assortments. New chapters include saltwater fish species, ethics & sportsmanship, boats & float tubes. Full-color, 200 photos & illus; 7x10 inches, 192 pgs.
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 wont sit on the shelfits meant to be taken outdoors for easy consultation.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"The beginner could not find a better guide." - Fly Fisherman magazine
"An excellent introduction to the art of wooing a fish with a fly.: - The New York Times
ABOUT THE 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.Clear, reader-friendly, & visually accessible in the L.L. Bean tradition. Handy paperback fits in glove compartment of a car. Appealing & informative; author is a respected expert!