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Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes

Author: Skip Morris & Brian Chan
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Skip Morris & Brian Chan
Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes
Frank Amato Publications, Inc., Portland, OR, 1999
96 pages, Hardbound or Softbound, Illustrated, Color

GFF rating: 5 out of 7

Reviewed by Bruce E. Harang

This is one of the very few American books on fly-fishing for trout on Stillwater. It also turns out to be one of the finest. The volume contains fewer than one hundred pages, but they are all full of useful, insightful information. Comprising fifteen chapters, this slim volume has everything you need to get started or to improve your trout fly-fishing on flat water. There is information on lakes including how to read them and how to fish them. Information on fly-fishing equipment for lake fishing is well presented. Information on watercraft useful in the pursuit of your quarry is clearly explained and illustrated. Techniques for using your watercraft and the safety and courtesy necessary for safe and successful watercraft operation is also well explained.

The sections covering trout food organisms in lakes and the fly patterns to imitate and suggest them are extremely well done. The explanations on what is and what is not required in casting ability is insightful and will provide a level of confidence a beginner does not normally have when trying something new.

The photographs and illustrations are extremely well thought out and executed. Each photograph and illustration clearly helps to bring the well-written prose to life. The reader will never feel left at the starting gate with the information in this book. The design of the book and how the illustrations mesh with the text is also of highest quality.

If you are interested in getting started in lake fishing for trout, or want to improve your lake fly fishing technique the information in this book will take you there. In addition, the information concerning lakes seasonal behavior as well as the seasonal behavior of fish and fish food is applicable to lake fly-fishing for many species in addition to trout. You cannot go wrong with purchasing and studying the information in this slim volume.

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