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Sports & Recreation Fishing

Tying Flies For Trophy Trout

by (author) Jack Shaw

Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
May 1997
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1997
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Jack Shaw spent a lifetime studying trout and the insects they feed on, with the aim of creating fly designs that would attract the wiliest of fish. In this edition of his bestselling book, he tells fly fishers how they too can challenge trophy trout with homemade flies. Jack provides information on basic equipment and materials and gives instructions on tying 16 of his finest flies plus variations, each illustrated with colour photos of both the insect and the completed fly. This edition includes a new section on chironomids, an important insect family in many lakes.

About the author

In his lifetime, internationally known fly fisherman Jack Shaw (1916-2000) changed the face of fly-fishing in British Columbia. He authored two bestselling books on fly-fishing and inspired fly fisherman around the world. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he eventually ended up in Kamloops, BC, where he lived for most of his life. An author, photographer, teacher and conservationist, he was a frequent contributor to BC Outdoors magazine and his writings over the years did much to popularize fly-fishing.

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