A superb book on how to catch trout with many practical and down-to-earth suggestions. Brilliantly written and a well-crafted expose of fly fishing’s greatest myths covering selectivity, matching the hatch, pressured fish, fish feeling pain, precise imitations and drag-free drifts. It includes recipes for the author’s tried-and-true patterns and is illustrated throughout with over 130 colour photographs.
In What Trout Want, Bob Wyatt busts one of fly-fishing's biggest myths – selectivity – and teaches readers how to
- Simplify fly pattern design
- Reduce the number of patterns needed
- Improve presentation and stealth
- Catch pressured trout
Bob Wyatt writes, paints and fishes from his base in Middlemarch, New Zealand. Since cutting his angling teeth on the freestone streams of southwestern Alberta in the 1950s wild trout and everything about them has been pretty much a full-time preoccupation. His writings have appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Rod & Reel and Fly Fishing & Fly Tying.
Review for his previous book, Trout Hunting: The Pursuit of Happiness
'... a book that is both a delight to read and a treasury of fresh ideas; certainly my approach to dry fly fishing will be very different next season.' BASC Reviews
'Every angler should have this book immediately accessible from the armchair, positioned with a notepad handy to ensure its lessons are not easily lost.' Eddie Young, Trout and Salmon magazine
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading The Educated Trout and Other Myths ISBN 9780811711791 Author Bob Wyatt Binding Casebound Extent 229mm x 153mm, 240 pages Illustrations 134 colour photographs Ebook No
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