Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Modern Midges Available Now

Authors Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka will be signing copies of their new book Modern Midges: Tying and Fishing the World's Most Effective Patterns at the following locations:

Sept. 5 Blue Quill Angler's Evergreen, Co
Sept. 11 Retailers Show 3pm Denver, Co
Sept. 19 Jax's Sporting Goods, Fort Collins, Co
Oct. 24 St. Pete's Fly Shop, Fort Collins, Co
Oct. 31. Charlies Fly Box, Denver, Co

Here's what one angler who has had a sneak preview of book has to say about it:

"I got to see a copy at the FFF Conclave in Loveland. Great book. The photography is outstanding. There are so many midge patterns, you would be hard pressed to tie them all. Every possible midge situation is covered. Can't wait to get my own copy."--Jerry, www.flyfisherman.com

You can get your own peek of the book at Herman DeGala's website, flytyingclips.com.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lefty's Tips to Improve Your Double Haul

After learning the proper hauling motions, most casters still need to
improve their timing and efficiency.

1. Learn or refine your double haul by casting on the grass, and taking the time to stop in between your back and forward casts to think about what you are doing.

2. Cast with only a few fingers (thumb, pointer, and middle) holding the rod grip to force you to increase line speed through the haul only.

3. Use only the top half of a fly rod to learn to haul more efficiently. String your line through the guides of the half rod. Since you have no handle, hold the rod with your pointer finger stretched along the blank.

4. Mirror the haul with the speed-up-and-stop of your rod. When you stop the rod, stop the haul. The longer you move the rod through the stroke, the longer your haul should be.

Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies on Midcurrent.com

Midcurrent.com features an excerpt from Mike Valla's new book, Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies, in its current newsletter. Check it out here.

Tom Rosenbauer, marketing director at Orvis, received his copy of the book and writes:

“I got a copy of Mike Valla's book yesterday and I was blown away. Great design, fantastic photos, and a truly amazing amount of research went into this book. One of the best fly fishing books I've seen in years.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monster Stripers Reviewed in Providence Journal

Tom Meade reviews Captain Jim White's new book Monster Shallow-Water Stripers in the Providence Journal, stating: "White's book on stripers is a terrific read."

Friday, January 30, 2009

High Rollers Gets High Praise on danblanton.com

Well-known angler Dan Blanton gives two thumbs up to Bill Bishop's new book on fly fishing for tarpon:

"If you are a veteran tarpon fly angler or a novice or a wannabee, you'll want - no - you need to get a copy of Bill Bishop's new book High Rollers: Fly Fishing For Giant Tarpon. It's one of the best works on the subject.

I've been fly-fishing for tarpon since 1973 and while not completely through the book I've thoroughly enjoyed it and have learned new things about tarpon and fly-fishing for them; or have been caused to re-think many things."

Read the full review on danblanton.com.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tandem Flies, Strategies Year's Best

Marcus Schneck gives props to Charlie Meck's Fishing Tandem Flies and Mike Heck's Spring Creek Strategies in the Patriot News.
"Charles Meck, a Pennsylvania fly-fishing legend, explores a topic somewhat, but not entirely, familiar to many anglers with a thoroughness never before brought to the subject. His "Fishing Tandem Flies," from Headwater Books, New Cumberland, brings his standard depth of fly-fishing knowledge and depth of explanation to the subject of fishing more than one fly at one time. It's very well illustrated and represents everything anyone would need to know."

For other reviews of Fishing Tandem Flies, read Marc Williamson's review on westfly.com and Joe Cornwall's review on flyfishohio.com

Schneck also writes: "Mike Heck of Chambersburg gives us the tools we need to tackle the famous spring creeks of our region and successfully pursue the trout that live there. It's all there in "Spring Creek Strategies" -- fly patterns, approach to the stream and the mental attitude of a trout -- and the wonderful photos of Jay Nichols take the whole package to a new level. The book is another special offering from Headwater Books in New Cumberland."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ken Hanley's New Book Reviewed on Midcurrent.com

Ken Hanley's new book is reviewed on midcurrent.com. In the review, Marshall Cutchin writes: "The writing is clear and informative, and the photos are top-notch."

Ken Hanley is the author of many fly fishing books, and operates Pacific Extremes, a travel service specializing in fly fishing and adventure travel.
He holds numerous Pro Staff positions, and is sponsored by the following companies: Sage, Simms, Patagonia, Daiichi, Renzetti, and Umpqua. Ken was chosen as the 2005 inductee into the NCC/FFF Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. For more than twenty years The Hall of Fame award has been presented to the individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of fly fishing. The criteria for this distinction include the improvement of the art, science, literature, techniques, enjoyment and conservation of fly fishing and the resource.

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