UNDERWATER FLIES FOR TROUT: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SUBSURFACE FORAGE, FLIES, & TACTICS
Author: Tom Fuller
Publisher: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, Jul 2003
Authoritative guide to choosing, presenting, & tying the best underwater flies for trout. Nymphs, emergers, streamers, & traditional & new wet flies - Fuller covers them all, both in still water & swift, including new & improved patterns for dressing nymphs, streamers & other imitations. 60 B&W photos; 4 page color insert, 82 B&W illus by by Darlene Czapla Dewhurst; 7x10 inches, 192 pgs.
Although the idea of using underwater flies is as old as fly fishing itself, modern anglers and entomologists have vastly expanded our knowledge of what trout eat underwater, where and when they find these tasty morsels, and how better to fool the trout with underwater imitations. Tom Fuller's unflagging curiosity about the art of fly fishing, and his impatience with the narrow confines of dry-fly fishing, have led him to experiment with and expand on the traditional and modern methods of fishing underwater flies. The result of his nearly lifelong interest is this book, the first comprehensive guide on the subject.
Nymphs, emergers, streamers, and traditional and new wet flies--Fuller covers them all, both in still water and swift, including new and improved patterns for dressing nymphs, streamers and other imitations. And no matter how good a fly-caster you are or how perfect your imitation, you won't catch trout if you don't know where to find them. Underwater Flies for Trout tells you where to look for trout, how to approach them, and how to present artificials in a lifelike manner.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"A comprehensive approach to fishing trout flies beneath the surface of all waters...Fuller draws on a remarkable breadth of material, skillfully building on the masters of the underwater fly." --Will Ryan
"Destined to be a classic." --Ken Allen, The Maine Sportsman
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Fuller has been writing award-winning articles about fly fishing for more than 25 years. The former New England editor of Field & Stream, he is now northeast regional columnist for Outdoor Life. He is also the author of Trout Streams of Southern New England. He lives in Belchertown, Massachusetts.