Matching the Hatch
Stillwater, River & Stream
EXTENT: 224 pages
Also available as: Ebook
Lady luck smiles upon anglers who use the right flies, fish them in the right places at the right times, and make them behave like the natural insects they are meant to represent. But with such a vast range of fly patterns and sizes available, how do you choose? This completely revised and updated pocket edition provides the answer.
Meet the author Pat O'Reilly
Over the past forty years, angling and wildlife author and broadcaster Pat O Reilly, a professional flyfishing instructor, has provided tuition for more than 8000 people; he has fished for wild trout in more than a dozen countries. An active conservationist and advisor to the UK and Welsh Governments on environmental issues, in 2003 Pat was awarded an MBE for services to conservation and fisheries.
Reviews for Matching the Hatch
When it comes to choosing a book to learn about the bugs we see on the river, their environment and flies we can tie to replicate them there is no finer book than Pat O Reilly’s Matching the Hatch….There are few books I can think of that are must-haves but this is certainly one of them.
Pete Tyjas, Eat Sleep Fish
This is the new, updated edition, profusely illustrated. Keep it in the car, by the bedside or in your fishing bag; it’s a must for any angler’s collection.
BASC Shooting and Conservation Magazine
You don’t need to be an expert to use this book as it is handily laid out to give those of us still learning the basics a head-start on fly choice in section 1, but you may well end up being one once you get stuck into all the glorious photography of the wild insects and the artificial fly patterns in the following sections. I couldn’t help myself but flick backwards and forwards through the book, wondering to myself if I had seen that beetle before or that particular colour sedge?
Fish and Fly
…the book features all the same valuable information and remarkable photography as the first edition, but with 20 years’ more experience for Pat to draw from.