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Learn to Fly Fish in 24 Hours An Hour-By-Hour Start-up Guide

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ISBN-10: 0071477934

ISBN-13: 9780071477932

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert J. Sousa

List price: $20.00
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In 24 hours, Bob Sousa guides the reader through the mastery of fly-fishing fundamentals, from what equipment to buy and how to tie flys to hooking and fighting a fish and advanced casting techniques.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Author's Invitation: Zen and the Art of Fly-Fishing
Learn about Fly-Fishing
Once Again, Why Is Fly-fishing So Special?
Ten Traits of a Good Angler
Time Check
Fly Tackle and Other Equipment
Fly Line
Fly Rod
Fly Reel
Leader and Tippet
Chest Waders and Wading Staff
Clothing and Other Accessories
Time Check
Tying Knots and Assembling the Fly-Fishing Tackle
Arbor Knot
Nail Knot
Double Surgeon's Loop
Four-Twist Loop
Loop-to-Loop Connection
Lanyard Loop
Sousa's Four-Turn Knot
Putting It All Together
A Few More Tips
Casting with a Fly Rod
The Four Essential Components of Casting
The Roll Cast
A Few More Things to Bear in Mind
Finding Fish
The Wants and Needs of Fish
Elements That Influence Where Fish Are
Fish Live in the Water
Time Check
What You Need to Know about Flies
Dry Flies and Wet Flies
Selecting the Right Fly
Hooking and Fighting a Fish
Line Control
Fishing the Fly
Fighting a Fish
Time Check
Catch-and-Release Techniques
To Take Fish or Not to Take Fish
Exceptions to Catch-and-Release Practice
Hook Styles and Their Impact on Hooking Mortality
Care and Maintenance of Equipment
Licenses, Fly-Fishing Etiquette, and Leave-No-Trace Practices
Fishing Licenses
General Fly-Fishing Etiquette
Leave-No-Trace Practices
Time Check
Advanced Casting Techniques
Building Line Speed
Shooting Line
Other Casting Techniques
Fishing with a Guide and Fishing from a Small Boat
Fishing with a Guide
Fishing from a Small Vessel
Safety and First Aid
Start with the Basics
Hook Removal
Bear Safety
Other Safety Precautions
Expanding Your Fly-Fishing Horizons
Saltwater Fly-Fishing
Fly-Fishing for Freshwater Species Other than Trout
Fishing in Foreign Lands
Time Check
An Introduction to Fly Tying
A Word on Fly Patterns
Equipment and Materials
A Few Fly-Tying Tips
Let's Tie Some Flies
Woolly Bugger
Black Gnat Parachute
CDC Emerger
Bead-Headed Golden Ribbed Hare's Mask Nymph
Time Check
Equipment Checklist
Fly-Fishing Equipment Manufacturers
Camping Checklist