Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel by Yvon ChouinardSimple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel by Yvon Chouinard

Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel

byYvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, Mauro Mazzo

Paperback | April 18, 2014

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Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they arefeeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout,Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport. Winner, Guidebooks, Banff Mountain Book Competition 2014
Yvon Chouinard , a noted fly fisherman (chosen by Fly, Rod, and Reel as Angler of the Year in 2009) and environmentalist, is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc. He cofounded, with Craig Mathews, 1 Percent for The Planet, a group of businesses giving back to the environment. He lives in Ventura, CA. Craig Mathews , with his wife...
Title:Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and ReelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.45 inPublished:April 18, 2014Publisher:Patagonia BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938340272

ISBN - 13:9781938340277

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Any angler will find this an amazing book to read. Imagine catching a sea run salmon with a rod, line, fly, but no reel? Sounds impossible but this book will show you how. Its a must read.
Date published: 2017-06-05

Editorial Reviews

Therein lies the book's charm. Part straightforward how-to, part back-to-basics manifesto, the volume is also a bit of a sermon that seeks to spread the good word about a centuries-old Japanese technique known as tenkara" that Mr. Chouinard believes is the hands-down easiest and most pleasurable way to fish.Wall Street Journal "