The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the “take dead aim” spirit of Harvey Penick’s classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies. The Table of Contents includes:
Part One: The Cast: 45 Tips to Help You Cast Straighter, Longer, and More Accurately
Part Two: Presentation: 60 Tips to Help you Place and Drift Your Flies So that Trout Will Want to Eat Them
Part Three: Reading Water: 37 Tips to Help You Find Trout in a Rive and Effectively Cast to them
Part Four: 43 Tips to Help You Select, Rig, and Fish the Right Fly at the Right Time in the Right Way
Part Five: Miscellaneous: 65 Tips on Fighting Fish, Wading, Choosing Ger, and Everything Else That Matters
In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sport—one that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone-in their approaches to fly fishing.