Most rely solely on the expertise & experience of just one person--namely THE author. Such books are not a bad thing. But by their very nature, they can be limited, even insular. A more compelling learning environment requires widening the experience & the knowledge base, diversifying the personalities, and extending beyond one angler's grasp of the sport. This is precisely what New Zealand Masters on Flyfishing offers -- a collection of chapters by 13 anglers, all of whom in their own right, on their own patch, and by virture of years of experience qualify as highly skilled flyfishermen. It explores topics such as reading water, losing fish, fishing trickles, lakes, & rivers, the science of angling, time & space on a river, minimalism in fly selection, understanding flyrods, salmon on fly, and much, much more.
Contributors, such as Tony Entwistle, Peter Carty, Peter Church, Ross Millichamp, & Jack MacKenzie, are household names in international flyfishing circles. Others are Masters on specific aspects of fishing, or conversely angling writers with an uncanmny ability to communicate. All possess a passion for sharing what has helped them reduce the inevitable element of failure in flyfishing. This book guarantees to make bad fishermen better, average fishermen good, & good fishermen well on the road to joining the elite.