Backed by hundreds of hours of underwater observation, and thousands of close-up and high-speed photographs taken from both above and below the water, this study attempts to provide an understanding of the world of the trout. The author concentrates on the trout, and on the conditions that govern its existence, paying particular attention to the trout's visual perception of it's environment.
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From the Back Cover
The Trout and the Fly has been acknowledged as one of the most important books on fly fishing ever to appear.
More than any other, this book furthers our understanding of the world of the trout and the way that the angler, his fly, his tackle, and his behavior appear to the fish underwater.
This book is the result of years of work by two of Britain's most respected and widely read angling writers, supported by university scientists in several fields. The pictures contained in it have been selected from thousands of the authors' own photographs, taken from above and below the surface. High-speed film viewed frame-by-frame reveals the details of events that happen too quickly for the human eye to register.
This remarkable book provides a clear understanding for both the river and stillwater angler. Clarke and Goddard explain everything you need to know about:
The way a trout sees (and the implications for the fly fisher of its excellent color vision)
The way natural and artificial flies appear to the trout (one result of which is a series of fly patterns designed to mimic the way natural flies look from below the surface)
The way that lines and leaders of different colors look from underwater - and the implications for tackle choice
The clues fish give about their feeding behavior and how the angler can interpret them.