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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (3 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076455073X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764550737
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Product Description

From the Back Cover

"Well–written and superbly organized, this book is a great primer."
— Joe Healy, Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine

150+ illustrations will have you casting and catching in no time!

The fun and easy way® to get hooked on fly fishing

If you think fly fishing is only for tweedy uppercrust types, think again! With some basic gear and the help of this friendly guide, you too can experience the fun of casting a fly and reeling in a big rainbow trout. From buying a rod to finding the best fly fishing destinations, it delivers just what you need to get hooked.

Praise for Fly Fishing For Dummies

"It’s all here . . . from choosing gear, to learning how to cast, to reading water, to catching fish."
– Jay Cassell, Sports Afield magazine

"With relentless wit, Peter Kaminsky has peeled away all the mysticism, social tone, and other impediments to learning about this sport."
– Paul Schullery, author of American Fly Fishing

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right gear
  • Buy or tie basic flies
  • Perfect your casting
  • "Read" water and locate fish
  • Fish the top U.S. trout rivers
  • Cast for bass, saltwater fish, and more

From the Publisher

For the fly fisherman and woman of any age!
Don't let fly fishing be a drag. IDG Books Worldwide will get you hooked on this rewarding sport with its new book, FLY FISHING FOR DUMMIES by outdoors and fishing expert Peter Kaminsky. Kaminsky brings his extensive knowledge of fly fishing (writer for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and Sports Afield) to help you with all aspects of this challenging, but relaxing, sport. Read about equipment tips and find out all you need to know to purchase the rod and reel setup that's right for you. Also covered are the essentials of the cast, from how to hold your fly rod to how fast and often you should reel in your line. If you want to fly fish, whether you are an occasional caster or a die hard fanatic, let FLY FISHING FOR DUMMIES be your only guide. As they say, "give a person a fish and feed him for a day; teach a person to fish and feed him for a lifetime."

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As an angler of many years experience; I one day decided that I would like to try my hand at fly fishing - only to become bewildered by the total wealth of differing views and techniques in this field of fishing! I bought a few books on the subject and although they were very informative they tended to specialise in certain areas of fly fishing. Then I ordered this book and heartily read thru it when it arrived on the doorstep. I can say quite enthusiastically that if you are completely new to fishing in general or just to the area of fly fishing - then this book should really be a must buy - it dispels many myths - gives a broad exlanation of all aspects of fly fishing and I can see it being a reference for many years to come.
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The book gives an excellent introduction to a wide array of fly fishing topics. I did however find that discussions on fish, flies and top spots to fish were focussed on the American angler; this stops me from giving it full marks to the non-US reader.
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This book has an excellent way of teaching. It doesn't take a "Dummie" to learn. It gives good tips for knot tying, fly tying, spotting good areas to fish, and selecting your equipment. Unlike other books I have, Kaminsky makes learning flyfishing fun.
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This book is bad! Totally set up for a USA reader. No helpful info on knots, leaders and general 'set up' techniques. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone getting started in fly fishing. Get down to your local water a get a lesson or two, this will be much more informative.
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Since I was technical editor for this book, I may not be a completely unbiased reviewer--but I really do think Peter Kaminsky's book is a great place to start learning the art of flyfishing. The book is comprehensive,very clearly organized and written in an amusing, informal style that helps to de-mystify flyfishing. Peter also went out of his way to give warmwater flyfishing and saltwater flyfishing the space they deserve--so this book isn't just about trout and salmon. The information here will prepare you for tarpon in Belize, redfish in the Gulf, blues in Rhode Island or bass and sunnies in your local farm pond. I've been teaching flyfishing and flycasting for years and I now recommend this book to all of my students.
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Fly Fishing for Dummies

Very informative if a little long winded. Its mainly for the American market but info can be used in most UK cases. Fairly amusing anecdotes to break it up too. Good value for money but not if you need specialist info on UK fly-fishing. PH
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only having done coarse fishing i aways wanted to try fly fishing but dident know where to start, after feading this book i now have a basic grounding in this art,worth buying to learn the basics.
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It does exactly what it says. I found lots of interesting facts about general fishing I didn't know as well as nearly everything I wat to know about Fly Fishing. I would recommend it to anyone
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