LEARNING FROM THE WATER:FISHING TACTICS & FLY DESIGNS FOR THE TOUGHEST TROUT
Author: Ren Harrop
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Aug 2010
The Henrys Fork is one of the most challenging spring creeks in the world & Harrop has developed techniques & flies to meet it. He shares his wisdom on the importance of insect stages, the flies for a successful fly box, & how to prepare for a trip to unfamiliar water. There are chapters on important insects as well as the patterns that inspire fly tiers the world over. 288 Color Photos, 99 Color & B&W Illus.; 8x 11.5 inches, 224 pgs.
# 90 fly patterns that will work east & west plus details on insects & the patterns developed to imitate them
# Photos by Bonnie & Ren Harrop, Toshi Karita, Rich Paini, Masa Katsumata
# Original artwork by Ren Harrop
In a lifetime nearing seven decades, I have devoted the vast majority of my time probing the mysteries of legendary waters like the Yellowstone, Firehole, Madison, Snake, & the Henrys Fork. Numerous lesser known rivers & lakes have cooled my legs but not my enthusiasm as I roam this region with a constant spirit of anticipation & discovery. In a single lifetime, it would be impossible to fish all the water in & near the park, & a close relationship with even a handful is a significant accomplishment.
-- Ren Harrop, Learning from the Water
Ren Harrop records lessons learned from years fishing the worlds toughest trout water. His home water, the Henrys Fork, is one of the most challenging spring creeks in the world, & over his lifetime fishing the Henrys Fork, he has developed legendary techniques & flies to meet the challenge. In Learning from the Water, Ren shares his wisdom on the importance of insect stages, the flies for a successful fly box, & how to plan & prepare for a trip to unfamiliar water. Chapters on midges, caddis, Flavs, Callibaetis, Tricos, PMDs, hoppers, beetles, aquatic wasps, & Baetis give solid inside information on each of these important insects as well as the patterns Ren uses to imitate them, patterns that inspire fly tiers the world over.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ren Harrop is also author of Trout Hunter & writes for Fly Fisherman. A fly-tying legend especially known for his pattern designs with CDC, Ren has run his own fly-tying shop, the House of Harrop, from his home on the banks of Idahos Henrys Fork since 1968. A true family business, House of Harrop also employs his wife, Bonnie, & children, Leslie & Shayne.