The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout

How to Catch Fish When There's No Hatch to Match
New and Revised

Tom Rosenbauer

The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout

In this comprehensive and readable guide, Tom Rosenbauer shares his vast knowledge of fly fishing when there is no hatch. Written for both the novice and the seasoned angler, The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout, New and Revised explores how trout live and feed, and how to make them strike, with a thoroughly updated text that addresses state-of-the-art approaches, and all new color photography.  There is expert advice on how to fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers - supported by many detailed illustrations and photos. This is the guide no trout fisherman should be without.

The Lyons Press, Guilford CT 2008
Hardbound. 191 pages
11 x 8 1/2 in.

As new condition - no sign of wear.




How Trout Feed

Rich and Poor Trout Streams

Reading the Water



Wet Flies

Dry Flies



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