Release on 2009-01-01 | by Tom Rosenbauer,Orvis Company
101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner
Author: Tom Rosenbauer,Orvis Company
Pubpsher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Counsels beginners on the fundamentals of fly fishing using illustrated guidelines that demonstrate everything from fishing ethics and safety practices to tying effective knots and casting a fly line. Original. 15,000 first printing.
This Orvis-endorsed guidebook—part of a continuing series that includes guidebooks on fly fishing basics and saltwater fly fishing—will give you all the tools you need to begin making your own flies. Learn how to read a fly recipe, choose the correct tools (including vises, bobbins, threaders, dubbing needles, and hair stackers), select the right materials (everything from dry fly saddles, threads, beads, and Krystal Flash, to hooks, wires, cements, and paints), and pick the best flies to tie first. Before you know it, you’ll be tying such flies as the Wooly Bugger, Clouser minnow, beadhead soft hackle nymphs, Adams dry fly, and Hare’s Ear nymph. You’ll also get solid advice on how to set up a well-organized fly-tying area, so you can enjoy this fascinating craft in ease and comfort. Fly Tyer magazine editor David Klausmeyer shares his Five Golden Rules for tying better flies. Many books say they are for beginners but then quickly turn fly tying into a series of complicated finger calisthenics. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Tying really is for the reader who has never made a fly. Catch fish with flies that you’ve tied on your own, and you’ll get more enjoyment from the rich sport of fly fishing.
Release on 2011-02-15 | by The Orvis Company,Tom Rosenbauer
101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner
Author: The Orvis Company,Tom Rosenbauer
Pubpsher: Regnery Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book, written with the support of America's oldest fishing tackle business, offers beginners a chance to learn the fundamentals of the great sport of fly fishing quickly and easily. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing can be the start of a lifetime journey of discovery that will increase your intimacy with the natural world and allow you to gain skill and finesse in your fly fishing techniques. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations and photographs will enable new fly fishers to: * Select and assemble proper, balanced tackle * Cast a line with authority and accuracy * Chose the correct fly for any situation * Tie the two most useful fishing knots * Find fish in lakes, rivers, and salt water * and much more Here are fishing ethics, helpful safety advice, basic angling terms, everything the new fly fisher needs in a crisp, helpful, and finely illustrated primer of the highest rank.
Covers all the basics—from rods, lines, reels, and tippets to the actual practice of identifying and catching fish to using the moon, weather, and tides in your favor The key to fun and effective fishing An authoritative guide to saltwater fly fishing Conway Bowman, an expert saltwater fly fisher, wrote this Orvis fly fishing guide. He offers useful techniques and advice for the beginner fisher. This unique fly fishing book for beginners is ideal for the novice who wants to learn and perfect their skills. Written with the prestigious Orvis Company, this saltwater fishing book is meant to guide and teach fishers that want to start their adventure of saltwater fly fishing but don’t quite know where to start. Bowman answers questions varying from how to identify saltwater fish to what equipment is needed to proven techniques to catch the best fish. With hundreds of full-color photographs to emphasize Bowman’s wisdom, The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing is the true companion for the potential fisher who wants to catch the best fish.
Kids can fly fish, too! Fifteen-year-old Tyler Befus loves to fly fish. He has won awards and traveled all over the world to fish in different places. In this guide, Tyler shows that any kid can learn to fly fish. Discover fascinating information about where fish live and what fish eat, and learn tips about what equipment you’ll need, casting techniques, and much, much more to get you started on your own fly-fishing adventure. Fly fishing is an awesome way to spend time outdoors with your family, and with this book, any kid can become an expert! The ORVIS Kids’ Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing is filled with a personal collection of photos and drawings done by Tyler himself. Because it has been written by an actual kid, this fully revised and updated book is a one-of-a-kind guide that kids can understand and easily learn from. Filled with all kinds of great tips and tricks, this is a valuable resource for any kid who wants to know more about fishing. After all, fly fishing isn’t just for the adults! For fishing enthusiasts ages 8 and up, this is the perfect first stop shop for learning all you can about fly fishing. The pefect gift for those who love to fish and want to teach younger kids the skills behind fly fishing or for that kid who just loves reading about the outdoors.
The Orvis Book of Family Friendly Fly Fishing Like all sports, the fun of fly-fishing lies in sharing the experience and in spending time with those closest to you. And yet for a father unsure how to connect with his bored, PlayStation-dazed kids, for a beginning fisherman who doesn’t want to learn casting techniques by himself, for a mother who would love to show her children the outdoors but isn’t quite sure how to begin, it can be a frustrating and intimidating business. From one of the most trusted brands in the industry, and from one of the sport’s most esteemed authors, The Orvis Guide to Family-Friendly Fly-Fishing by Tom Rosenbauer will take the mystery out of sharing the experience. Rosenbauer provides instructional guidance, discusses the nuts and bolts of casting, fly choice, and technique, and opens the lens to discuss family-friendly destinations, gear, schools, safety, and more. Rosenbauer brings his expertise to bear on perhaps the most essential skill set of all—introducing the people closest to you to your beloved sport. Tom Rosenbauer, host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcasts, has been with the Orvis Company over 30 years. Rosenbauer is Fly Rod & Reel magazine's 2011 Angler of the Year and author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, one of the best-selling fly-fishing books ever.
A Comprehensive Guide to Tying and Fishing the Best Flies Available
Author: David Klausmeyer
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Favorite Flies is the latest fly-tying manual from acclaimed writer and fisherman David Klausmeyer, in which his 303 best flies have been brought together for the ease of fly fishers everywhere. Whether you are a beginner seeking a comprehensive tying guide or an experienced tier yearning for detailed information on the most successful flies, this book has it all. Each fly featured comes with a complete recipe, step-by-step tying instructions, and specialized fishing tactics. Included within this tier-friendly manual are detailed text blocks that carefully describe each tying step for each featured fly. Supported with a materials recipe for each fly, the many images of the tools, materials, and flies make it easy to understand and tie even the most complex flies. With this guidebook, you’ll learn to master the classic patterns, as well as hot, new innovative ones. Fly tying is not only a craft, but an art form. In Favorite Flies, Klausmeyer will help you excel at both. Avid sport flyfishermen will treasure this book and gain even more in-depth knowledge.
Learn tips and tricks for all new flies sure to catch carp! Carp are one of the most widely distributed and abundant fish in North America. Their prodigious size and habit of finning in shallow water make them appear to be easy fly-fishing targets. In reality, most anglers quickly discover that they are extremely difficult to hook on a fly. It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently. The reason? Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take. This book will help to short-circuit that learning curve. Carp's selectivity can be boiled down to diet. Understanding what they are eating allows the angler to choose and tie a fly that will produce. The Orvis Beginner’s Guide to Carp Flies walks the flyfisherman through the steps of identifying the most likely food source, illustrating the best patterns that imitate that food, and discussing how to effectively present those flies. With detailed information on tying all of the important carp flies, this book eliminates months of trial and error in your fly selection. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.