The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

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.

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Tying

101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Tying

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.

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

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.

Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Tying

Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Tying

A thorough and systematic approach to learning the are of fly tying.

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing

101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing

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.

The ORVIS Kids' Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

Easy Tips To Catch Fish Today

The ORVIS Kids' Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

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.

Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fly Fishing

Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fly Fishing

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.

The Orvis Pocket Guide to Nymphing Techniques

Flies, Indicators, and Strategies

The Orvis Pocket Guide to Nymphing Techniques

An essential handbook that will help all fly fishers to achieve greater success.

The Orvis Guide to Hatch Strategies

Successful Fly Fishing for Trout Without Always Matching the Hatch

The Orvis Guide to Hatch Strategies

The definitive and comprehensive guide to strategies for fishing insect hatches on trout streams throughout the world. One of the most studied yet intimidating aspects of fly fishing for trout is an understanding of insect hatches. This unique book teaches fly fishers enough entomology to be successful, and instead of focusing on insect identification, it stresses learning how to approach trout, how to find where they feed, and how to present the fly so it is accepted as natural food without hesitation. It helps fly fishers catch more fish on dry flies, streamers, and nymphs, and teaches the angler more about trout than the life history of insects. Chapters include a basic overview of entomology, how trout feed, how currents affect trout, how to read the water, and how to predict hatches and find trout feeding on them. There is also a selection of flies that will imitate a myriad of insects to fool fish no matter what species they are feeding on. In addition, The Orvis Guide to Hatch Strategies debunks common myths and stresses that fly fishing for trout during hatches is enjoyable and intellectually stimulating--not a chore.

The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic ground work by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular, modern patterns. How to choose and prepare the correct material, and all the necessary tying steps for each fly, are detailed in superb, large, color photographs. Even if you have no previous tying experience, you'll be able to tie dries, nymphs, streamers, saltwater offerings, and bass bugs after just a few sessions with this book. The tyer is then advised how to progress to similar patterns using the same basic techniques. Also included is a huge reference of fly patterns - more than four hundred flies from the Orvis catalog are shown in full color, along with the tying recipes and proportions for each one. This book, drawing from the Orvis Company's vast resources and teaching experience and written by an author whose name is synonymous with Orvis, has become the bible for fly-tyers of all skill levels.