– Explains how to “read” the water, master different fly-fishing techniques, and provides detailed information about tackle and flies
– 4-page color insert and black & white photographs throughout
Western Fly-Fishing Strategies presents valuable tips and lessons with chapters ranging from trip planning, equipment, and tackle, to Western hatches, different kinds of insects, and the special fall season for Western anglers. Also included are useful drawings by Rod Walinchus, full-color fly plates, and photographs of the naturals, as well as thoughts on the future of Western fly fishing.
Yellowstone Park, southwest Montana, and eastern Idaho, an area once referred to as "the Golden Triangle," holds more wild trout for its size than anywhere else in the world. This is a thorough guide to the best techniques used to fish these and other Western waters successfully. Chapters cover planning your trip, appropriate tackle, reading Western water, the skills and guidelines for Western fishing, notes on patterns and hatches the special fall season, and thoughts on the future.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Craig Mathews is a master fishing guide- and his knowledge of Yellowstone is matchless." - Tom Brokaw, NBC News
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Craig Mathews is the owner of Blue Ribbon Flies and co-owner of the Yellowstone Park Company, both in West Yellowstone. He has fished and studied the Golden Triangle for more than forty years. He lives in Cameron, Montana.