This provocative book thrusts the reader into the world of the trout. Its premise is that the fisherman is a hunter, and that to be skillful and successful in his pursuit he must understand his quarry intimately.
Lee Wulff draws on nearly three quarters of a century of serious angling to explain what a trout will do under various circumstances, why it takes up a particular position in a river, why and when it feeds as it does, what we must know to bring it to our fly. His perceptions appear deceptively simple, as only a master's analyses can seem. Through Wulff's eyes, we understand the many factors that affect the tout and our pursuit - temperature, stream flow, the different types of water in a river, approach and presentation, tactics, and flies and their structures. Throughout, there is the innovative mind of a great fisherman not solving a trout fisherman's problems for him but requiring that a fisherman learn to solve them for himself.
Trout on a Fly is for all serious trout fishermen; it is the kind of book that can change the way a fisherman sees and approaches the trout and its world. (51/4 X 81/4, 192 pages, b&w photos, illustrations, diagrams)