An Introduction to Fly Fishing for Trout

An Introduction to Fly Fishing for Trout

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A how-to fly fishing guide offering clear instructions and insider tips to both new and intermediate level fly fisherman


An Introduction to Fly Fishing for Trout does what few other books fly fishing books do well – offers clear instructions, insider tips, and more than a few secrets to both the new and intermediate-level fly fisherman. Starting with the notion that fly fishing is not difficult to learn, this how-to guide gets you on the water quickly without weeks and months of practice. It avoids the technical jargon and heavy-handed emphasis on advanced techniques that you find in many fly fishing books, instead providing basic techniques in a conversational style with tips for continued improvement.

Comprehensive as well as approachable, this practical primer also includes over 200 color photos and illustrations to enrich the material. As lifelong teachers and fly fishermen, and the authors of over 20 books on fly fishing, Williams and McPhail apply their experience and expertise to help you choose gear, identify bugs and hatches, recognize trout species, and cast effectively. They then delve deeper into skills, strategies, and tactics like nymphing and dropper rigs, and touch on critical topics like stream etiquette, safe wading, fishing tailwaters, hiring guides, hiking into backcountry, using float tubes and kayaks, and much more.

Even if you don’t live near trout water, this invaluable guide will teach you the techniques of fly fishing, for panfish, perch, bass, redfish, and almost any other species with fins. Regardless of your skill level, An Introduction to Fly Fishing for Trout is an invaluable tutorial and guide that you’ll reference again and again.


Mark D Williams has published hundreds of articles and many books over the last 20 years including So Many Fish So Little Time: The 1001 Best Places on Earth to Fish.

W Chad McPhail other fishing books include 49 Trout Streams of Southern Colorado, and Colorado Flyfishing: Where to Eat Sleep Fish.

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading No
ISBN 9781939226013
Author Mark D Williams and W Chad McPhail
Binding Paperback
Extent 254mm x 179mm, 320 pages
Illustrations 206 colour photographs
Ebook No

'This book helped me understand the terminology I needed, and explained about equipment as well as techniques. Definitely good grounding for a beginner, I'd recommend it to anyone who's thinking of taking up fly fishing or wants to progress.' Mike Clark, Horse & Countryside 

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