Every fly fisher would agree that knowing your mayflies from your stoneflies is strongly correlated with a successful day on the water. This knowledge is vital because, as author Tom Rosenbauer notes, trout are shy and careful and can be fussy about what they eat. In addition, they won’t hesitate to swim away and leave a meal if they feel threatened.
In The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations, Rosenbauer explains how and when to use many types of trout foods, including aquatic insects, terrestrial insects, crustaceans, and more. Designed with both the novice and intermediate fly fisher in mind, Rosenbauer teaches readers how to:
Identify types of insects
Present trout food properly
Observe what trout are eating
Use imitation trout foods
With The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations at their sides, fly fishermen will be able to tell the difference between mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, and a variety of other insects. In addition, they will also know when to use real foods and when to rely on the imitations in their tackle boxes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tom Rosenbauer, author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams, and other best-selling books on fly fishing, is the author of several books in this series and is the series editor. Tom has been a fly fisher for nearly four decades, and was tying flies commercially at age fourteen. He is the author of numerous books, as well as countless articles for American Angler, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and other periodicals. He is a vice president at the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, and lives in nearby Arlington.