For 30 years, Denny Rickards has fished, guided, studied and unraveled the mysteries of catching trophy trout on flies in hard-fished public waters, one of the most difficult challenges facing stillwater anglers around the world.
As a result of fishing under these difficult conditions, Denny narrowed his fly selection to 6 suggestive patterns for most of his fishing, honed his techniques for locating exceptional trout, sharpened his retrieve skills, and refined his presentations into a practical, easily mastered stillwater system for catching huge trout in lakes, reservoirs, and ponds.
This system has accounted for rainbows over 15 pounds, cutthroats to 13 pounds and browns to 23 pounds. This book will cover the flies he uses along with the best nymphs, dry flies and streamers for stillwater. His first 2 books, Fly Fishing Stillwaters for Trophy Trout & Fly Fishing the West's Best Trophy Lakes have become bestsellers on the subject of stillwater fly fishing. Denny can also be seen as one of several hosts for Fly Fish TV Magazine on the Outdoor Life Television Network. The patterns he uses are described in this book along with key tips from his stillwater system regarding tackle, fly patterns, and presentation techniques.
Based on Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, Denny fished more than 400 lakes while researching this book and developing his stillwater system.
The following tiers are the originators for the patterns found in this book. They may not be responsible for the original pattern, but for the versions printed here:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denny Rickards is a full-time fishing guide, seminar speaker, fly-tier, and fishing instructor. His highly-specialized suggestive fly patterns have been featured in national magazines and are on display at Cushner's Fly-Fishing Museum in Florence, Oregon. Denny Rickards is co-owner of Stillwater Productions, owns and operates Crystal Creek Anglers, a mail-order business from his home in Fort Klamath, Oregon.