The definitive & comprehensive guide to fishing small trout streams throughout North America. Tired of the famous & crowded rivers, today’s anglers have a greater desire to get close to nature while staying closer to home. The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing provides all the information for finding & fishing unspoiled gems found everywhere from wilderness areas to suburban backyards. These often overlooked streams are abundant throughout the United States, & range from the Appalachians—from Maine to Georgia—to northern Michigan, Wisconsin, & Minnesota, the Black Hills of South Dakota, the entire Rocky Mountain region from Montana to northern Arizona, & the Cascade & Sierra Nevada ranges. As more fishing is done close to home, small trout streams, or third-order streams as described by hydrologists, are thirty times as abundant as the bigger, more famous trout streams & most of them are on public land, making them more accessible. This beautifully illustrated & definitive resource explains the small stream environment, how to find these streams, how small-stream trout behave, how to read the water, special casts, fly selection, & how to present the fly in all types of small streams. With this book, anglers can find & catch wild trout far off the beaten path.