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CATCHING BIG FISH ON LIGHT FLY TACKLE
Author: Tom Wendelburg & Jeff Mayers, Foreword by Doug Swisher
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS, Apr 2001
A collection of 30 previously published articles which feature time-tested & highly-successful methods for catching fish. When it comes to short rods & light tackle, he's the best I've ever seen. A book to be savored & reread, distills decades of fly-fishing knowledge. Includes Wendelburg's philosophy on using light tackle, surface and underwater tactics, & discussions of his favorite fish (trout, bass, bluegills, salmon, & steelhead). Favorite fly patterns (including Wendelburg's Hare's Ear Scud & his no-hackle hairwing dry fly), & more. 46 B&W photos, 9 illus., 3 diagrams; 6x9 inches, 272 pgs.
Tom Wendelburg lives to fish. A prolific outdoor writer and photographer, a respected and innovative flytier, a keen observer of fish habitat and behavior, a versatile and passionate fishermanWendelburg is all of these. He is one of the most-published writers on fishing, with bylines in such magazines as Fly Fisherman, but this is his first book.
Catching Big Fish on Light Fly Tackle is a book to be savored and re-read, for it distills decades of fly-fishing knowledge. It includes Wendelburg's philosophy of using light tackle, his insights on surface and underwater tactics, discussions of his favorite fish (trout, bass, bluegills, salmon, and steelhead) and of his favorite flies, including much-admired fly patterns that he developed (Wendelburg's Hare's Ear Scud and his no-hackle hairwing dry fly). Wendelburg is a consummate fisherman and a first-rate teacher, and his enthusiasm is infectious.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"When it comes to short rods and light tackle, Wendelburg's the best I've ever seen." Doug Swisher, co-author of Fly Fishing Strategy and Selective Trout