LESSONS OF FAIRSIZED CREEK: A TALE OF TWELVE WAYS TO CATCH MORE FISH
Author: John Huber
Publisher: PRUETT PUB CO., Oct 2001
There are very few blue-ribbon waters that aren't fished by anglers year in and year out, and as the number of fly anglers increases so does the skill level of each angler, making it more challenging for all. This wonderful book teaches you new skills through an angaging story about two friends & a fish. Illus; 6x8 inches, 160 pgs.
Don't translate your success or lack of success on the waters these days to Increased Pressure. Learn how to respond to today's tougher fishing with better techniques and more awareness to what is happening around you.
Since the mid-1980s what has happened to the sport of fly fishing is truly incredible. The number of anglers has tripled, while rules and regulations affecting the sport have almost stood idle. There are very few blue-ribbon waters left that aren't fished by anglers year in and year out, and as the number of fly anglers increases so does the skill level of each angler, making it more challenging for all.
Author and fly-fishing guide John Huber addresses this dilemma faced by the new millennium angler through an engaging story about two friends and a fish. This is a story about a veteran angler, Jerry, sharing his pearls of wisdom with an eager intermediate fly fisher named Bobby as they pursue catching that ever-elusive fish.
You, too, can learn from Jerrys hints and suggestions from how to identify what trout feed on to which knots will increase your chances of catching the big one that got away. An entertaining tale for all to read, Lessons of Fairsized Creek will also get you out on the river, catching more fish than ever before.
EXCERPTS From Chapter Two, Knots and Short Lines
There was a quick burst of water, Bobby set the hook, but no one was home. In an instant, the big bow had gone to the depths of the back eddy, panicked by the feel of the line on his body.Jerry thought he knew what had happened with the big bow in the morning, but was waiting for Bobby to ask. "I can see that you cast very well Bobby, I think the problem here is an issue with knots. It is not uncommon for beginning anglers to start the easy way, often favoring the easy-to-tie Surgeons Knot over a hard-to-learn, but easy-to-tie Blood Knot. It usually becomes a habit that few anglers change, even as their skill level increases in all other areas."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Huber lives in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he is also a fly-fishing guide.