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The how and where to fly fish for trout in the western waters. Since moving to the West, Paul Downing has meticulously recorded his fishing journeys. In this book, he unselfishly shares his observations, insights and knowledge gained. Every fly fisher, whether he or she is a novice or experienced angler, will find something of value in this book.
Learn how to: fish pocket waters, fish on the edge, and sight fish; nymph deep runs, strip streamers, and fool midging trout; fish lakes and ponds and fly fish for pike; fish the two rigs needed to catch western trout; use the twelve flies that work throughout the West; discover your own western waters; find great fishing opportunities in each western state; select and fish with a guide; and float western waters.
Paul B. Downing is an avid fly fisher, freelance writer and conservationist. He has fly fished extensively from the Rocky Mountains to Alaska. Working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologists to restore the greenback cutthroat trout to its native waters has fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams. Noted for his clear, concise writing, he shares his experiences, his secrets and his love of the West and the fish that live there.