One of our best selling books! A step-by-step "how-to" guide on how you can become an expert fly fisher. Everything you need to know from equipment, casting, fly selection, fishing techniques, reading the water, and much more.
Softcover, b/w photos & illustrations; 7x10 inches, 246 pages
About the Book
Flyfishing: First Cast to First Fish takes the mystery out of fly-fishing and teaches you everything that you need to know to become an accomplished fly-fisher from equipment selection, through casting techniques, to "reading the water" and everything in between. This book is loaded with fish-proven secrets for success!
Fly fishing is an enormously satisfying style of fishing. It is environmentally sensitive, promoting a catch and release philosophy. It is a pro-active sport for men and women of all ages as well as for young adults. Flyfishing: First Cast to First Fish is the perfect beginner's guide for those intimidated by the ill-conceived notion that fly fishing is too complex a sport to learn. Nonsense. If you can ride a bike, play golf or a racket sport or use a computer etc., I can teach you to successfully catch fish with a fly rod!
The basics; decoding the language: wet flies, dry flies, nymphs, streamers etc.
Reading the water
Equipment and Gear
Knots and knot tying
Fish on! What to do when the fish strikes; line control, playing, landing etc.
Resources: clubs and organizations
Checklists, fish identification guide etc.
Planning your trip
Basic fly tying
and much more!
About the Author
From his home base in Northern California, Joe Petralia has explored, prospected, camped, rafted and fly fished across the continental United States and from Alaska down to the Baja. He has guided wilderness raft trips in Alaska, demonstrated his prospecting techniques on TV's Two on the Town and holds several copyrights and registered trademarks on proprietary products that he has brought to the recreational market. He still actively pursues his main avocations: prospecting for gold, fly fishing, exploring and retracing the steps of the West's early pioneers. In his spare time, he coaches students in the techniques of gold panning and the art of fly fishing.