Popular reference work updated with full-color photos of the insects. An understandable approach and useful guide to fishing hatches. Covers mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, dragonflies, boatmen, alderflies, and hellgrammites.
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About the Author
Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with more than two dozen books in print, including Trout from Small Streams: 2nd Edition, Handbook of Hatches: 2nd Edition, and Trout Flies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Handbook of Hatches: A Basic Guide to Recognizing Trout Foods and Selecting Flies to Match Them based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EXCELLENT book for fly fishers!! Hughs puts many excellent photographs of the various 'trout food' aquatic insects in his book, along with great text descriptions, where and when the various insects can be found, how to tie some basic flies representing the various 'trout foods', and how to fish those flies. Thumbs up!!
This is not a reference book with lots of photos, drawings and cliff note style presentation. It reads more like a novel than a dictionary, which was good for me because it forced me to read it. The photos and flies pictured are just what is needed to explain the text. There are a lot of reference style books and web-sites on this subject. Reading this book will help you understand the WHY behind the WHAT in those other resources. I read this book before I bought my flies. Lots of fly sellers will sell you ever fly of every shape and color. This book helps you cut through the sales pitch on choose the right flies for YOUR situation. It also helped me learn to read the naturals in my local waters and make an educated choice on which fly to use. I'll return to this book year after year.
This is a goto book for beginer and seasoned flyfisherman alike. It is my authority for insect basics and hatch matching. It was my first book on the subject and is my favorite still before many others. This book introduces all major (and some lesser) aquatic bugs and many patterns to match. Introduces bug behaviors and patterns and how to mimic them. Dave is a great story teller so this book does not come off as scientific babble. This is the best of his books.