Whether you're a lifelong flycaster or just learning the basics of tying a fly, The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Essential Skills & Tools will get you ready for any situation you face with a fly rod in hand.
Joe Cermele and the editors of Field and Stream share proven tips, techniques and tactics from the best anglers in both salt and fresh water and show you how to choose the best rod, reel, and line for every fish. Filled with detailed diagrams, gear reviews, and personal narratives, as well as pro secrets on creating your own flies and putting yourself in the best position for the catch, you’ll be prepared to reach your limit every time you hit the water.
From the best flies of all time to the best reel for the job and when to change your hooks learn about the tools you needed for the job. As well as practical skills like tying a Palomar knot, how to unravel flylines, the five-minute fly, tying a clouser minnow, and how to lose the tailing loop.
From old to new, everything you need to know to strike in the night, put a different spin on it, spot and stalk, shoot the breeze and find where they feed.
Find the bite: get up the creek for a late-season trout, find a secret spot, fish headwaters for autumn trout, locate with your eyes, hook more rising fish, take the long shot, and dominate the shoreline.