From back cover:
If you want to learn fly fishing but are intimidated by its apparent complexity, this book is for you. Master angler Bill Mason takes the mystery out of fly fishing and teaches you all you need to know to get started in this beautiful sport. This lavishly-illustrated volume shows you
What to look for in rods, reels, lines, leaders, and other equipment
15 steps to fly-casting like a master
What every angler should know about trout and their senses
The four classic trout locations and how to fish them
Matching the hatch - how you can do it
16 fly fishing techniques that can work for you
The art of fly tying - getting yourself started
How to fish for salmon, steelhead, bass, bonefish, permit, and more!
"Few anglers have a full spectrum of skills. Some can play chess with selective spring-creek fish and break the code by themselves. Others wade deep and throw long, casting flies as big as a beaver-pond brookie. Bill Mason is among the few who can do both - and here is his book." -- ERNEST SCHWEIBERT, Author of Trout and Matching the Hatch
BILL MASON is an internationally-known fly fisherman and guide who has contributed articles and photographs to most of the major fly fishing publications. In 1969, he started the first major guiding operation on the Henry Fork in Idaho, and in 1973, he established Sun Valley's first guide service and fly fishing school, which he still conducts today.