Flyfishing: First Cast to First Fish by Joe Petralia
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".....caught on a fly!"
The words conjure up images of pristine lakes, pure air, sparkling mountain streams and the excitement of catching your first fish on a fly. The skilled angler artfully manipulates the line through the air with grace and form, delicately placing the fly in a predetermined location in full expectation of a "strike." Suddenly, your mind races...fish on!
Put yourself in that picture!
Fly fishing engages the mind and captures the spirit. No other sport is as pure or as satisfying. It is without a doubt the most gratifying, exciting, captivating form of fishing. Fly fishing is challenging yet relaxing. It is stimulating and yet can often be tranquil.....it is an intoxicating obsession.
Virtually all species of fish can be taken on a fly. Trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, salmon, walleye, blue gill, crappie, you name it, all come readily to a well-placed fly. Rivers, lakes, creeks, brooks, farm ponds, bays, streams and the ocean offer infinite possibilities for you to catch every species of fish imaginable.
Why else would I want to fish with a fly??
In today's world of increasing pressures on our fisheries, conservation is a legitimate concern. Fish caught on a fly can be released unharmed much more easily than with either lures or bait. The challenge of presenting an artificial, tied to represent a natural, is a more sporting method of fishing and also offers a greater degree of satisfaction.
Fly-fishing means fishing with a virtually weightless fly without the encumbrance of a heavy lure or sinker; the fight is directly between you and the fish! The excitement, visual reward and enormous satisfaction of actually seeing a fish move to and strike your fly is an experience that will need no further explanation after the first time that it happens. The lightweight tackle, the beauty and esthetics of the equipment and the delicacy of a handmade fly all add to the grace, timelessness and pleasure of this fascinating sport.
Fly-fishing is fun!
Flyfishing: First Cast to First Fish takes the mystery out of fly-fishing and teaches you everything that you need to know to become an accomplished fly-fisher from equipment selection, through casting techniques, to "reading the water" and everything in between. This book is loaded with fish-proven secrets for success!
Fly fishing is an enormously satisfying style of fishing. It is environmentally sensitive, promoting a catch and release philosophy. It is a pro-active sport for men and women of all ages as well as for young adults. Flyfishing: First Cast to First Fish is the perfect beginner's guide for those intimidated by the ill-conceived notion that fly fishing is too complex a sport to learn. Nonsense. If you can ride a bike, play golf or a racket sport or use a computer etc., I can teach you to successfully catch fish with a fly rod!
One of our best selling books! A step-by-step "how-to" guide on how you can become an expert flyfisher. Everything you need to know from equipment, casting, fly selection, fishing techniques, reading the water, and much more. B/w photos & illustrations; 7x10 inches, 246 pgs.
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