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Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

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A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher

Two highly respected outdoor journalists, Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream and Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post, have cracked open their notebooks and shared straight-shot advice on the sport of fly fishing, based on a range of new and old experiences—from interviews with the late Lee Wulff to travels with maverick guides in Tierra del Fuego.

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. 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.

About the authors:

Charlie Meyers is the outdoors editor for the Denver Post and has been covering various fishing and hunting angles for that newspaper since 1966. He is editor-at-large for Angling Trade. He has also contributed a great many fishing-related stories to magazines including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Flyfishing in Salt Waters, Southwest Fly Fishing, The Drake, and many others. He lives in Golden, Colorado.

Kirk Deeter is an editor-at-large for Field & Stream magazine and co-editor of its Fly Talk weblog. He is also the editor-in-chief of Angling Trade and senior editor of the Flyfish Journal. His stories have appeared in Garden & Gun, The Drake, 5280, Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Fisherman, Big Sky Journal, SaltWater Sportsman, and Trout, among other places. He lives in Pin, Colorado.