Tenkara

Author: Kevin Kelleher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767707
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With Tenkara, there is no reel and the line hitched directly to the end of the long rod, imparting an element of highly functional simplicity. At the same time, the Tenkara rig can turn over a cast of such grace that it nearly guarantees a light and effective presentation. Casting is so simple it is nearly intuitive, and can be learned in minutes.

Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340280
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Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.

Tenkara Fly Fishing

Author: David E. Dirks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482775020
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The complete tenkara experience. Learn tenkara fly fishing from the insights and experiences of some of America's best tenkara anglers. History of tenkara - What makes tenkara special - Selecting a tenkara rod - Tenkara fly lines - Best tippet options - Traditional tenkara flies - Matching the hatch vs. tenkara - Manipulating the fly - Non-traditional and tenkara flies - Casting techniques - Fishing riffles, pools, eddies & pocket water with tenkara - Fishing small waters - Strategies for fishing larger waters - Fighting fish on a tenkara rod ...and much more!" --P. [4] of cover.

Trout From Small Streams

Author: Dave Hughes
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081175877X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What defines a small stream? For Dave Hughes, it's not size but "that sense of intimacy" you get when you can observe the whole stream and "feel that you're a large and integral part of it." Hughes draws on his years of experience to teach you everything you need to know about fishing small streams, from choosing rods and flies to reading the weather and water. Hughes knows that successful fly fishing is more than just catching the most or the biggest fish. Small streams provide the opportunity for exploration and discovery—in addition to the fish. This second edition contains new chapters on reading the seasons and tenkara and is superbly illustrated with more than 100 new color photos.

Tenkara

Author: Daniel Galhardo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998709208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete guide to the techniques, gear, history and philosophy of tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing.

The Reel Sisters

Author: Michelle Cummings
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692970935
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A naked girl gets swept downstream and is fished out by four women fly fishers. Tales of adventure, as well as stories of renewal, discovery, and tragedy follow the five women as they find each other (and themselves) through the sport of fly fishing. Through the tales of each character, The Reel Sisters fosters the notion that fly fishing has the potential to transcend age, gender, culture, and even socioeconomic barriers, and can occasionally be the glue that binds us. The Reel Sisters is a story about the power of women friendships, and how we learn a little bit about ourselves each time we step into the river. By the end of the book, you'll want to start planning your own Reel Sisters adventures.

Colorado s Best Fly Fishing

Author: Landon Mayer
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811707318
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The best places and times to fish Detailed maps and hatch charts plus top producing fly patterns with recipes Local guides, outfitters, and other experts on techniques and tackle, including Pat Dorsey, John Barr, Will Sands, Steve Henderson, Bill Edrington, Larry Kingery, Jackson Streit, Ed Engle, and more

Smallmouth

Author: Dave Karczynski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765970
Format: PDF
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Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River in Oregon to the Great Lakes, to Maine’s Penobscot. While numerous books have been written on smallmouth, this is the first book to cover the cutting edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters. Cutting edge fly patterns for smallmouth, including full color plates and recipes, as well as new techniques for fishing these patterns A “tips” section from various guides, both old school and new, including Luke Kavajecz, Kyle Zempel, Austin Adduci, Kip Vieth, and Bart Landwehr Covers smallmouth bass essentials including biology, behavior, and where to find trophy bass Interviews with Mike Schultz, Lefty Kreh, Chuck Kraft, and Larry Dahlberg

Dapping a Fly Fishing Technique

Author: Don Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781500233761
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This book is written for the angler who wants to consistently catch large trout over 20 inches. Whether fishing with regular length fly rod or a specially designed 15', 17' or 20' fly rod or a tenkara-style rod, Don Miller explains in detail the processes and flies that he uses to accomplish his mission.His 40 years of learning how to catch that rare and elusive large, dominant, heavy-weight trout, that the ones very few fly fishermen ever catch, has been a never-ending pursuit- one that has caused him to endure many sleepless nights pondering: "If I was a large trout needing large meals to sustain life and energy, plus being cautious and wary, where would I reside?" Once I discovered the answers to that question, I concluded that dapping was the only method that would work. If you apply all the techniques and methods described in this book over time, you too will succeed. Some you will learn now and others you will learn with experience. Some of the chapters in this book are: Pre-Locating the large trout; Locating; Stalking; How Trout See; Different Drift Techniques; Realistic-Tied Flies and Tying Equipment/Materials; Equipment for Dapping; Landing, Handling and Releasing Trout Alive; and Personal Thoughts and Tactics. I want to share my years of love and respect for large, older trout. Now, as I have aged, (I'm 74) I can understand and relate my knowledge and understanding better. I'm a perfectionist and it has helped me learn that no stone will go unturned in my pursuit of these large fish. Dapping requires full concentration of my basic "stealth" fundamentals to succeed. I firmly believe that my techniques, thoroughly learned, will increase your knowledge, love and respect of, and for, the older large, dominant trout.I would rather catch and release one trout over 22" than 100 trout under 20". These trout are special. Large trout get that way because of exceptional survival instincts. Fishermen seldom see them because the fishermen inadvertently betray themselves from 50 to 100 yards away. I believe that there are more large trout today than ever before due to catch-and-release fishing. And, due to so many anglers walking the paths along river banks and making all kinds of noise, catch-and-release fishing has actually made it more difficult to catch large trout. But by using my techniques catching the trout of a lifetime (repeatedly) is still possible. I seldom fish blind, and I sight fish only for large browns, rainbows and cuttbows. My experiences have provided me with the ultimate rewards-quietly observing large trout behavior in streams and learning the unique dapping techniques to take them primarily on large dry flies. The rewards are thrilling because they are all visual. I hunt the fish, present the fly in a special way, and watch the take using techniques that are as valuable today as they were in the 16th century. I'd like to explain them as my gift to new generations of fly fishers. My wife describes me as "the extreme perfectionist." That may explain my specialized behavior around trout streams.