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Hardcover Steelhead Fly Fishing Book

ISBN: 1558211195

ISBN13: 9781558211193

Steelhead Fly Fishing

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Book Overview

This full and brilliant book is the classic on fly fishing for steelhead trout. It is the culmination of a lifetime of study by the world's finest writer on the species, and offers practical advice on all aspects of the sport. There are exceptional chapters on the fish itself, the tackle and techniques used to pursue it under diverse circumstances, and such great steelhead rivers as the Deschutes, the Dean, the North Umpqua, the Bulkley, the Rogue,...

Customer Reviews

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Exelent seller

Exelent from start to finish! The perfect seller to buy from! I will recomend you for everyone.

Enjoyable read...

Trey does a good job of covering most aspects of how fly fishing for steelhead "feels." From the best anglers to the best water to the general methods/gear he gives a good overview of steelhead fishing in general. I enjoy sitting down and reading his observations. If you are looking for a tecnical "how to" book, this probably isn't the one (get Dec Hogan's "Passion for Steelhead").

Coombs on fly patterns & steelhead fishing techniques

Coombs invites the best of steelheaders to discuss their favorate western stream, fly patterns, presentation, and memories. Very useful for patterns and places to fish.

Literally, the bible on the subject

I'm not interested in selling this product to or for anyone, and I rarely write reviews, but after reading this book I felt like I had to say something about it. The essence of fly fishing for steelhead CANNOT be encapsulated into a bound volume...the subtle nuances of the sport far exceed the explanatory capacity of the written word. That said, Trey Combs loves this sport like few others I've encountered, and writes with a technical proficiency that is almost completely missing in this genre. The historical information alone makes this volume worth spending twenty dollars of your discretionary income, and if you tie flies, you really NEED to have this book. There is a separate chapter on nearly every relevant steelhead river in the west (save the smaller, out of the way streams, which we all thank Trey for not including). The author has fished them all extensively, knows the locals, understands the ethics of the sport, and writes VERY well. The book is a smooth pictoral not only of fly fishing in western rivers but of the new conservationist mentality that simply must be adopted if we want our kids to ever have a shot at catching a wild steelhead. This one tops out at over five hundred pages, and serves not only as entertainment but as an angling period-piece as well as a streamside and tying-benchside reference. Any one who fly fishes for Pacific Steelhead should own this. On a side-note, those of you who fish for great lakes steelhead should really read this as well. The good doctor Combs calls your fish "land-locked" steelhead and doesn't really comment on the fishery aside from that. Having spent a decent amount of time fly fishing the Salmon River in upstate New York, I can only comment that Trey's technique suggestions are beneficial for anyone fishing anywhere for any strain of steelhead. Although I currently concentrate my efforts on Pacific fish due to geographic convenience, I would love the opportunity to get back to NY and fish the Ontario tributaries again.

trey is a fine writer.

Is this the second book which includes the section on the Klamath River in California?
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