Books for Flyfishers

John Randolph, former editor and publisher of Fly Fisherman magazine, wrote: “Fishing stillwaters provides us with fly fishing’s toughest challenges .... Paul Marriner explains how to solve these mysteries and explains modern and traditional techniques to catch the largest fish of your life.”

 

Bring a neophyte flyfisher to a river and ask him where to find fish. While likely overlooking some hotspots, he will generally point out others. Ask the same question about a lake or pond and you can usually expect a blank stare. The visual clues are there, just camouflaged. Stillwater Fly Fishing: Tools & Tactics exposes these clues as essential ingredients in the recipe for all successful angling: find feeding fish and feed them.

 

Martin Jorgensen, co-publisher of the Global Fly Fisher, wrote: “... the book keeps every promise that I found – expressed or hidden – in that intro. It’s an excellent book ... It’s the best and most thorough book I have read on the subject.”

 

Stillwater is divided into three parts: Getting Ready, Finding Fish, Tactics and Flies, with the latter occupying more than half the book. Getting Ready covers tackle recommendations, various watercraft suitable for fly-fishing including tips for equipping, and standard and innovative retrieves. Finding Fish explains the three major sets of clues for finding fish—structure, wind, and foodforms—and a potpourri of others such as birds. Tactics and Flies describes approaches and patterns used on the stillwaters of three continents to solve scores of presentation problems. No matter if the fish are visible or out of sight, shallow or deep, cruising or in ambush, feeding on chironomids or baitfish, here are ways and the flies to catch them.

 

Stillwater has 231 pages with 160 black and white illustrations and images. The format is 8.5 x 5.5" with a soft cover.

 

Paul Marriner is the author of hundreds of articles and several books about fly fishing. Stillwater Fly Fishing: Tools & Tactics presents his approach to fly fishing the world of stillwaters based on many years of experiences on three continents. Also available from us is a slip-cased, hardbound, limited edition.

Text & images © Paul C Marriner

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