Essential Trout Flies will help you assemble, in just two fly boxes, the flies you need to catch trout anywhere. That makes it essential reading in my book. --Rich Ostoff, professional fly tier and author of Fly-Fishing the Rocky Mountain Back-Country
How to tie the 31 most effective trout patterns and selected variations-more than 200 recipes in all
A core list of flies that will catch trout anywhere, in every season, this collection includes the most important patterns in a wide range of styles, from dry flies to streamers. The tying steps for each pattern are illustrated in step-by-step photos with detailed captions, followed by photos and recipes for the six most useful variations-217 patterns in all. Each chapter features a description of the insect the pattern imitates as well as expert information on how and when to fish the fly.
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.