Continuing on their quest to free flyfishers from the trout-only addiction, Pike on the Fly authors Barry Reynolds and John Berryman lead a tour through the back alleys of flyfishing in search of everything from the common bluegill to the not-so-common white amur. They encourage you to leave over-crowded trout streams and instead fish warmwater rivers, municipal reservoirs, and farm ponds. More than anything, Barry and John want you to flyfish more often and closer to home.
The supposedly unapproachable walleye falls to Barry’s flyfishing skills, and he gives a methodical approach to catching largemouth and smallmouth bass, long a favorite of flyfishers. Without apology, Barry and John will even tell you how to catch the biggest fish you may find in local waters—the common carp. Smart, spooky, and strong, carp are ignored by everyone except those who have already caught them.
There are fish to be caught on the fly wherever you live, and Beyond Trout will take you to the waters in your own backyard and teach you how to catch the fish that swim there.
“My favorite how-to in quite a while. … The authors have already given us Pike on the Fly. It was good; this one’s better.” —Steve Bodio, Fly Rod & Reel
“Should find a place in every angler’s library.” —Bob Good, Denver Post
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Barry Reynolds is a professional flyfishing guide in Colorado. He is featured on the video "The Flyrodder’s Guide to Pike" and has appeared on ESPN’s fishing series. Barry has fished throughout the United States and Canada and holds IGFA line-class records for several of the fish in this book.
John Berryman is a writer who specializes in outdoor subjects. He enjoys flyfishing for smallmouth and pike near his home in Colorado and in the waters of northern Minnesota.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. A Brief Look at Lakes—1
3. Smallmouth Bass—33
4. Largemouth Bass—49
7. Northern Pike—99
8. Tiger Muskie—117
9. Guilty Pleasures—131