- This book covers gear and tackle, fly selection, casting, setting the hook, playing and releasing the fish, float fishing
- Insight into a wealth of fishing experience from one of the most well-known fly fishers in the sport today
- Illustrations by Dave Hall and photos by John Gierach
Through his accounts on the water, author A. K. Best shares his lifetime of fly-fishing experience. "I have always thought that going fly fishing simply meant that you drove to the stream, strung up your rod, tied on a fly, looked for a rising trout, and then cast to it until you caught it. It does work out that way sometimes and it's a lot of fun. But other times, it gets a little more complicated and that's even more fun." It's these complications that A. K. deals with, untangles, and explains in his first book devoted to fishing.
About the Author:
A. K. Best is author of Production Fly Tying, A. K.'s Fly Box and Advanced Fly Tying. A professional fly tier, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.
"The luckiest fishermen I know all had mentors. A. K. had the legendary and elusive Koke Winter; I had A. K. What he taught me-mostly by example over decades of fishing and traveling together-was the workmanlike attention to detail it takes to catch fish, as well as the good-hearted humor it takes to be okay when you don't.
This book was written in that spirit. The tactics, techniques, and opinions here are immanently practical. They don't reflect hours of thinking about fishing, but decades of actual fishing, in hundreds of rivers in all kinds of conditions from good to bad to indifferent. This is a fishing book by a guy who really knows how to catch fish." -John Gierach