No Hatch to Match: Aggressive Strategies for Fly-fishing Between Hatches

By Rich Osthoff

Taking what the water will give you; prospecting patterns & techniques; catching trout in difficult situations; seasonal trout behavior. 12 B/w illus, 8 pg. color insert; 6x9 inches, 144 pgs.


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ISBN: 0-8117-3152-9

EAN: 978-0-8117-3152-2

Binding: Softcover

Publish Date: 01/07/2001

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"What to do between hatches is an increasingly important aspect of fly fishing, and Rich Osthoff is eminently qualified to address the subject in detail. This is a very well-conceived book and of great value to the contemporary fly fisher." -Dick Talleur, author of Mastering the Art of Fly Tying and Guide to Fly Tying

The bulk of fly-fishing literature is centered on matching the hatch, when in reality, on most waters, most of the time, there is no hatch to match. This eye-opening book provides a wide range of strategies for fishing resourcefully between the hatches. These include subtle techniques of presentation, such as micro-nymphing for inactive trout; aggressive strategies such as long-line nymphing with precision for active trout; using prospecting dry flies and streamers effectively; and a wealth of practical advice on reading the water. It includes chapters on seasonal movements of trout, temperature-induced feeding binges, beating the heat, dealing with dirty water, and targeting big, carnivorous trout. It will expand your repertoire and make you a more successful fly fisher.

About the Author
Rich Osthoff (Fly-Fishing the Rocky Mountain Backcountry), is a professional fly-tier and freelance angling author who writes for major fly-fishing publications.

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 0.5 × 9.2 in


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