Taking what the water will give you; prospecting patterns & techniques;
catching trout in difficult situations; seasonal trout behavior. 12 B/w
illus, 8 pg. color insert; 6x9 inches, 144 pgs.
"What to do between hatches is an increasingly important aspect of fly
fishing, and Rich Osthoff is eminently qualified to address the subject in
detail. This is a very well-conceived book and of great value to the
contemporary fly fisher." -Dick Talleur, author of Mastering the Art of
Fly Tying and Guide to Fly Tying
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.