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Fly Fishing for Dummies - Peter Kaminsky

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For the unschooled, fly-fishing can appear impossibly difficult and otherworldly, the province of tweedy sportsmen with enough time and money to look credible on the water. But as Peter Kaminsky explains in the opening chapter, this graceful method of catching fish doesn't require "the touch of a surgeon, the body mechanics of Tiger Woods, and the spirit of a Zen master." What it does require is a little dedication and good instruction--and Fly Fishing for Dummies delivers on the latter. This crash-course tutorial removes the mystery with chapters on gear, flies, casting, and fishing strategies. There's even a chapter on some of the great North American trout rivers. And the tone is far from tweedy, with plenty of good humor and trivia mixed into the excellent info. --Langdon Cook, Sports & Outdoors editor

From the Inside Flap

"Well-written and superbly organized, this book is a great primer."
— Joe Healy, Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine

150+ illustrations will have you casting and catching in no time!

The fun and easy way® to get hooked on fly fishing

If you think fly fishing is only for tweedy uppercrust types, think again! With some basic gear and the help of this friendly guide, you too can experience the fun of casting a fly and reeling in a big rainbow trout. From buying a rod to finding the best fly fishing destinations, it delivers just what you need to get hooked.

Praise for Fly Fishing For Dummies

"It’s all here . . . from choosing gear, to learning how to cast, to reading water, to catching fish."
– Jay Cassell, Sports Afield magazine

"With relentless wit, Peter Kaminsky has peeled away all the mysticism, social tone, and other impediments to learning about this sport."
– Paul Schullery, author of American Fly Fishing

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right gear
  • Buy or tie basic flies
  • Perfect your casting
  • "Read" water and locate fish
  • Fish the top U.S. trout rivers
  • Cast for bass, saltwater fish, and more

From the Back Cover

"Well-written and superbly organized, this book is a great primer."
― Joe Healy, Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine

150+ illustrations will have you casting and catching in no time!

The fun and easy way® to get hooked on fly fishing

If you think fly fishing is only for tweedy uppercrust types, think again! With some basic gear and the help of this friendly guide, you too can experience the fun of casting a fly and reeling in a big rainbow trout. From buying a rod to finding the best fly fishing destinations, it delivers just what you need to get hooked.

Praise for Fly Fishing For Dummies

"It's all here . . . from choosing gear, to learning how to cast, to reading water, to catching fish."
– Jay Cassell, Sports Afield magazine

"With relentless wit, Peter Kaminsky has peeled away all the mysticism, social tone, and other impediments to learning about this sport."
– Paul Schullery, author of American Fly Fishing

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right gear
  • Buy or tie basic flies
  • Perfect your casting
  • "Read" water and locate fish
  • Fish the top U.S. trout rivers
  • Cast for bass, saltwater fish, and more

About the Author

Peter Kaminsky has written for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, and the "Outdoors" column in the New York Times.