Practical fly-fishing solutions from an international master.
Much in this guide is dealt with in any number of other titles in the desperately crowded trout-fishing field, but drawing upon 50 years of trout-fishing experience, Goddard produces a solid, well-written example of the type. So weed out a couple of other trout books, add this one, and steer anyone who asks how to start fly fishing for trout to it, if only to avoid leafing through lots of other tomes.
This book is the distillation of more than a half century of fly-fishing wisdom by a master. Goddard focuses on fly fishing for trout, and includes chapters on tackle; the trout's senses; casting to, hooking, and playing trout; where to find trout in both rivers and lakes; trout foods; and fishing with wet flies, dry flies, and nymphs.
A special section thoroughly covers the methods necessary for catching trout in stillwaters. In addition, Goddard offers full tying recipes for many of his original patterns, including the world-famous Goddard Caddis.