When you spend as much time on the water as guide Landon Mayer, you need simple, easy-to-tie patterns that get the job done, day in and day out. In this fly-tying book, Mayer shares 20 of his top patterns for trophy trout that have been perfected on rivers and still waters in the Rockies and across the globe. These flies include twelve of Mayer’s own designs as well as eight of his favorite flies by, Arlo Townsend, Angus Drummond, Phil Tereyla, Walt Mueller, Jr., Michael Burgess, Dave Hoover, Kevan Davidson, and Ken Walwrath. Instructions for each fly are covered in over 200 detailed step-by-step photos, each chapter includes fishing and rigging tips, and the book includes seven rigging illustrations by Dave Hall. Patterns in this book include the Tails Up Trico, Mayer’s Mini Leech, Titan Tube Midge, Mini Leech Jig Damsel, and many more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Landon Mayer is a fly-fishing instructor, guide, and writer with over two decades of experience. He is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler magazines, and his work has also been featured in Field & Stream and Fly Fusion. Landon’s previous books include The Hunt for Giant Trout; Sight Fishing for Trout, Second Edition; Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing; and 101 Trout Tips, in addition to his current film with Headwater Media, Mastering the Short Game. He lives in Florissant, Colorado.