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Fly fishing techniques & tactics
Kreh, Lefty.
Adult Nonfiction SH456 .K746 2002

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Introductionp. 9
Preparing to Fishp. 15
Do Your Site Planning Before You Leave Homep. 15
Prepare a Travel Check Listp. 17
Check Your Tacklep. 17
Select and Install Reel Backingp. 18
Clean Your Fly Linesp. 22
Build Leaders Ahead of Timep. 22
Select Flies and Sharpen Hooksp. 23
Check Your Auxiliary Gear and Clothingp. 23
Carry Polaroid Sunglasses for Sighting Fishp. 23
Select Clothing of the Proper Colorp. 23
Prepare for Your Trip with Mr. Murphy's Law in Mindp. 25
Basic Rules for Preparing to Fishp. 25
Approaching the Fishp. 27
Approach Slowlyp. 27
Approach Quietlyp. 29
Approach Lowlyp. 33
Approach Darklyp. 34
Approach Patientlyp. 35
Plan Your Approach in Advancep. 36
Plan Your Directionp. 36
Plan Your Positionp. 38
Tips on Saltwater Approachesp. 46
Basic Rules for Approaching Fishp. 51
Flyline, Leader, Tippet and Fly Selectionp. 53
Fly Line Selectionp. 53
Presentations with Floating Linesp. 54
Presentations with Sinking-Tip Linesp. 56
Presentations with Slow-Sinking Linesp. 57
Presentations with Fast-Sinking Linesp. 58
Presentations with Shooting Headsp. 64
The Effect of Fly Line Color on Presentationsp. 74
Leader Selectionp. 76
Presentations with Long Leadersp. 76
Presentations with Short Leadersp. 81
Tippet Selectionp. 81
Fly Selectionp. 87
Basic Rules for Selecting Lines, Leaders, Tippets and Fliesp. 90
Presentation and Retrieving Tacticsp. 93
Get as Close as You Canp. 93
The First Cast is the Most Importantp. 93
Underwater Flies Need to be Presented Naturallyp. 94
Learn How Flies and Baitfish Move in Waterp. 105
Learn the Anatomy and Feeding Behavior of Fishp. 110
Pay Attention to Bottom Colorationp. 112
Change Your Retrieving Method to Produce Resultsp. 113
Learn Good Rod-Handling Techniquep. 115
Learn Good Line-Handling Techniquep. 116
Watch the Fly, Not the Fishp. 118
The Major Dry-Fly Presentation Faultsp. 118
Dressing the Fly Improperlyp. 119
False Casting Over Fishp. 119
Lifting Line from the Water Improperlyp. 120
Basic Rules for Presentation and Retrieving the Flyp. 122
Striking the Fishp. 125
Keep Your Rod Tip Lowp. 125
Don't Strike Too Hardp. 125
Use a Strip Strike with Underwater Fliesp. 125
Use a Slip Strike with Dry Fliesp. 126
In Some Situations, Striking Forward is Bestp. 127
Adjust Your Strike for the Type of Water You Are Fishingp. 128
Striking Slowly is Bestp. 129
When Nymph Fishing, Strike Downp. 129
On Large and Tough-Mouthed Fish, Strike with the Rod Buttp. 130
Basic Rules for Striking the Fishp. 131
Fighting the Fishp. 133
Use of the Reel's Drag Mechanismp. 133
Line Control During the Fightp. 137
Pumping and Winding Techniquesp. 139
Rod Technique During the Fightp. 143
Bowing and Dipping Techniquesp. 146
Basic Rules for Fighting the Fishp. 147
Landing and Releasing the Fishp. 149
Get the Fish's Head Out of Waterp. 149
If Possible, Don't Touch the Fishp. 149
Netting and Gaffing Fishp. 151
Leave Fish in the Water As Much As Possiblep. 152
Techniques for Lifting Fishp. 152
Techniques for Reviving Fishp. 153
Techniques for Releasing Fishp. 154
Basic Rules for Landing and Releasing the Fishp. 154
Indexp. 155

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