Orvis Pocket Guide to Dry-Fly Fishing

A Detailed Field Guide to Casting, Strategies, Fly Selection, and Presentation


Book Description

This handy reference and guidebook covers the essential elements of this most exciting form of fly fishing, including tips on how to select the right dry fly for the situation, the best types of water and the best times of day to fish dries, identifying riseforms and what the fish are eating, special leaders and the right rod and line, and ways to present the fly to make it look natural. Also included are valuable tips on how to approach a rising fish without spooking it, and how to cast the fly on fast, slow, or still water to obtain the best results.
Whether you are fishing the water for unseen trout or for rising selective feeders, this pocket reference book should always be in your tackle bag or vest.
Illustrated with color photographs and superb drawings by Rod Walinchus, this pocket guide will prove indispensable for beginners and experts alike.

About Rosenbauer, Tom

TOM ROSENBAUER is the author of The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams (page 158), The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide (page 158), The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide (page 158), and many other important books for fly fishers. He is the vice president of marketing at the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont and lives in nearby Arlington.

ROD WALINCHUS has illustrated numerous books, including Western Fly-Fishing Strategies (page 163), Practical Fishing Knots (page 159), Presenting the Fly (page 159), and The Orvis Streamside Guide to Approach and Presentation (page 159). He lives in Livingston, Montana.