"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.