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eBook Strategies for Stillwater ePub

by Dave Hughes

  • ISBN: 0811719162
  • Category: Hunting and Fishing
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Dave Hughes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1st edition (October 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 1
  • ePub book: 1812 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1537 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 460

Description

Dave Hughes has successfully published a number of books on trout fishing. Strategies for Stillwater gives cogent, concise information concerning the way lakes "work" and tips on how to locate trout in them. I wish, however, that Hughes would update the book

Dave Hughes has successfully published a number of books on trout fishing. I wish, however, that Hughes would update the book. A lot has happened since it he wrote it. For example, pontoon boats on lakes are now very popular. While Hughes describes the pros and cons of prams and float tubes, he doesn't touch on pontoon boats because they weren't around (at least in any great numbers) when the book was written

Strategies for Stillwater book.

Strategies for Stillwater book.

Strategies for Stillwater : Tackle, Techniques, and Flies for Taking Trout in Lakes and Ponds. Outlines the basics for finding fish in the qiet waters of lakes and ponds, and the strategies to take them with dry flies, nymphs, wet flies and streamers.

The authoritative book on nymphs. Step-by-step instructions for 112 useful nymph flies. More than 900 photos of natural nymphs, their imitations, and steps in tying those flies. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. More than 900 photos of natural.

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Nymphs for Steams & Stillwaters (Paperback). Dave Hughes (author) . Hughes takes a subject that has been considered complex and confusing and makes it understandable, presenting the information that you really need to improve your tying and your fishing. Nymphs for Streams and Stillwaters is the step-by-step reference to tying and fishing every nymph. It is a comprehensive yet economical strategy for tying, selecting, and presenting imitations of the subsurface creatures favored by freshwater fish.

Strategies for Stillwater. Black & White photos and illustrations.

Still simply the best basic book, an introduction to all types of fly fishing: trout in both moving and still waters; steelhead and salmon; bass and panfish; saltwater. Covers everything from basic tackle and fly tying techniques to hooking and playing fish in streams, stillwaters, and saltwater. An easy-to-read reference, clearly and heavily illustrated. Strategies for Stillwater.

Discusses tackle, flies, locating trout, and recognizing and matching lake food forms

Comments

Ishnllador Ishnllador
This is the author's advice on going after trout in lakes and ponds. He notes, "It might seem that the need for protection from predators couldn't mean much when it comes to reading water and finding fish in lakes. But it becomes very important once you recall that you're the predator. You have to get past a trout's defenses before you can coax it to the fly and feel its weight dangling pleasantly in your landing net".

Catching trout is tough, regardless of the circumstances. Even though they may have pea-sized brains, they're wired for survival, and the fisherman has necessarily ceded the home field advantage to the fish. But in streams, the locations where they may be lurking can be easily spotted, water depth can be discerned, and the speed of the current requires the trout to make a fast decision to bite or not to bite. Furthermore, fish "hold" in preferred locations - you can go back to them again and again.

None of this applies to fishing stillwaters. Think about it; in an expansive lake or pond of uncertain depth the trout can move around at will. They can be here today, and gone tomorrow. They have all the time they want to study our carefully tied flies and detect any deficiency in form or presentation prior to pouncing. And they'll use all their innate cleverness to full advantage in their effort to foil the fisherman.

Hence the need for Strategies for Stillwater.

Dave Hughes, perhaps my favorite fishing author, delivers a science that sets up the challenge: intellect versus instinct. Armed with the information in this book, the angler can level the playing field in a contest that otherwise affords full advantage to the other contestant.

The book opens with a discussion of trout behavior along with a study of the structure of stillwaters and the effects of plant life. From here we go on to learn about necessary gear and means of getting around lakes and ponds, and basic approaches using dry flies, nymphs, wet flies and streamers. Hughes then goes into detail on the most important food forms in lakes and how to imitate them.

I still only catch one trout in a lake or pond for every ten in a stream, but without this book my average would be even worse.
Fhois Fhois
Dave Hughes has successfully published a number of books on trout fishing. Strategies for Stillwater gives cogent, concise information concerning the way lakes "work" and tips on how to locate trout in them. I wish, however, that Hughes would update the book. A lot has happened since it he wrote it.

For example, pontoon boats on lakes are now very popular. While Hughes describes the pros and cons of prams and float tubes, he doesn't touch on pontoon boats because they weren't around (at least in any great numbers) when the book was written.

There are now a lot more line options for stillwater. I would like Hughes' take on them.

Finally, the patterns described in the book, while venerable, have given way to more "modern" imitations. For example, the patterns for the nymphs of damsels, dragonflies, and callebaetis have changed substantially in the last ten years. Beadhead flies, which have become a flyfishing staple, get no mention because they were not in common use when the book was written. The tremendous work done by Brian Chan, Phil Rowley, and others on understanding and imitating chronomids has been of great benefit to flyfishers. This information also post-dates the publication of the book and would be welcome in a new edition.

Hughes is a good writer and the many tips he gives on finding trout are as valid today as when he wrote them. Be aware, however, that this is not the latest and greatest work on stillwater tactics. Hopefully, Hughes will update it soon.
Nalmezar Nalmezar
The typical flyfishing book concentrates on fishing streams of one sort or another. But trout lakes and ponds are often easier to find than good trout streams. Those who have spent any time fishing lakes know that there are some significant differences between the two venues. In this expansive tome Hughes covers stillwater flyfishing from top to bottom.
The book is broken into three parts: "reading stillwaters" which discusses the nature of the lake environment; "strategies for stillwater" which equipment, boats, trout behavior and fishing techniques; and "lake food forms and their imitations" which describes each class of fish food along with how to both select (or tie) an imitation and convincingly fish it.
The book is well organized and complete without being tedious; Hughes' prose provides pleasant reading. I know that I'll be a better lake fisher for reading this book.
Stylish Monkey Stylish Monkey
Stillwater fishing is just 'chuck and chance' unless you can determine what part of a lake to fish, appropriate aquatic flies to use and methods for fishing them. Dave Hughes takes the mystery out of fishing lakes with this book. His style of writing is very readable, and I have found all of the books he has written very usefu.
Gir Gir
Great book if you want to know why as well as how to catch trout.
Aedem Aedem
Author has many tales of a variety of fishing conditions he's encountered and the lessons he learned from them. Entertaining reading as well as informative. I enjoyed reading this book, but the techniques are a bit dated. All in all a good read and good basic introduction to flyfishing in lakes.
Gravelblade Gravelblade
I have read many authors on the subject of fly fishing. Dave Hughes is a great writer. He puts it in a language a beginner can understand. I am not a beginner but I really like to read his books. I had several of his books and gave them to our new county library. Then I missed them, so I went on amazon and re-bought several of them. Great service! Would do it again. Tight lines.
As advertised. "Like new" condition. Just what I wanted.