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Light Reading—The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Hello anglers! As we get closer and closer to winter, fly fishing becomes more difficult to go out and do. Lacking the proper warm gear can turn a fun outing into a cold, dismal experience. Recently, I finished reading The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyers. This book is a great, easy read and will greatly improve your fly fishing skills. For the fair weather fishermen who have already hung up the fly rod for the season, keep your skills sharp this winter season with The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing.

What’s The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing About?

This book is full of tips and tricks to become a better fly fisherman. These two authors have spent much of their lives fly fishing and have created a book to pass on their expertise and wisdom. It is the perfect size to take on a fishing trip for easy reference. The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is a very easy read with lots of photos, charts and tables to help you understand all the different techniques and tricks the book covers.

The book is divided up into five different sections that focus on the world of trout–the Cast, Presentation, Reading Water, Bugs, and Everything Else That Matters. The book contains 250 tips, tricks, and little snippets of wisdom ranging from a paragraph to a page or so in length. This book is a great tool to help improve your fly-fishing experience. While this book emphasizes trout fly-fishing, the principles that can be learned from these experts apply to all aspects of fly-fishing. Have only a few minutes, read a few snippets. Have an hour or two? Read a whole section. I would recommend reading this book at the beginning of each fishing season (around February or march) then refer back to it as needed.

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is a great reference for any fly fisherman. Whether you are starting out or are a seasoned veteran, this book will make your fly fishing experience better. Some tips and tricks included in this book focus on some of the technical aspects of fly-fishing, while other tips are simple observations that may seem very obvious after reading them. The book also covers fly-fishing etiquette–something I never took into consideration.

About the Authors

Kirk Deeter is an experienced writer for Field and Stream and a lifelong fly fisherman. He has fly-fished all over the world. Kirk currently resides in Colorado. Charlie Meyers was an outdoor writer for the Denver Post and is one of the most popular fly fishermen in the fly-fishing community. Charlie passed away after a battle with cancer in 2010.

Where Can I get the Book?

Want a copy of the The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing? Get yourself a copy from Amazon here. Already read it? Let me know what your favorite tips and tricks are in the comments!


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