No Hatch to Match: Aggressive Strategies for Fly-Fishing between Hatches Rich Osthoff Stackpole BooksJul 17
Rich Osthoff ties his fly designs commercially and guides trout anglers near his home in western Wisconsin. He has also written Fly-Fishing the Rocky Mountain Backcountry (0-8117-2766-1) and No Hatch to Match (0-8117-3152-9).
The bulk of fly-fishing literature is centered on matching the hatch, when in reality, on most waters, most of the time, there is no hatch to match. This eye-opening book provides a wide range of strategies for fishing resourcefully between the hatches. These include subtle techniques of presentation, such as micro-nymphing for inactive trout; aggressive strategies such as long-line nymphing with precision for active trout; using prospecting dry flies and streamers effectively; and a wealth of practical advice on reading the water. It includes chapters on seasonal movements of trout, temperature-induced feeding binges, beating the heat, dealing with dirty water, and targeting big, carnivorous trout. It will expand your repertoire and make you a more successful fly fisher.
Handbook Of Hatches: Introductory Guide to the Foods Trout Eat & the Most Effective Flies to Match Them
Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with over two dozen books in print. He writes regularly for the popular fishing magazines and currently is a columnist for fly rod & Reel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Excellent … invaluable.” — The New York Times, on Dave Hughes
Popular reference work updated with full-color photos of the insects An understandable approach and useful guide to fishing hatches Covers mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, dragonflies, boatmen, alderflies, and hellgrammites
Fishing success comes from making wise observations on stream and acting on them right away. In Handbook of Hatches, Hughes teaches how to match the hatch and not worry about identifying the insect until later, if at all, and to fish better, focus on shape, size, and color to choose the best fly for the situation.