Fly Patterns for Stillwaters: A Study of Trout, Entomology and Tying by Philip Rowley
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Phil Rowley uncovers the riches lakes have to offer the patient angler. Phil has spent countless hours at lakes studying the food sources that make up the diet of trout; then set up home aquariums to more closely observe the movement, development, and emergence of the aquatic insects. In this book he explains the link between understanding the food base within lakes to designing effective fly patterns for these environs. He includes: Chironomids, scuds, damselflies, leeches, mayflies, caddisflies, water boatmen and backswimmers, terrestials, beetles, forage fish, and snails. Each chapter begins with a detailed description of the particular food item outlining its life cycle, relative importance, size, coloration, and habits, then proven patterns are given, describing both materials and tying techniques. This book will be a long-standing stillwater fly pattern reference for years to come.
Sure to be a long-standing reference for stillwater fly patterns, this book covers link between understanding the food base within lakes to designing effective fly patterns. All major trout food sources for entire year are covered, plus how to tie a representative pattern & fish it effectively. Numerous proven stillwater patterns are given. 8x11 inches, 104 pgs.
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