Bassin' with a Fly Rod

Bassin' with a Fly Rod

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BASSIN' is more fun with a fly rod!
Over 20 million people go out for bass every year, and in this important book Jack Ellis unravels some of the barriers that face the fly-rod bass fisherman--whether a new convert from spinning and baitcasting or a trout fly fisherman in new water.
To fully understand fly fishing for bass, one must have an acquaintance with its origins. This book helps the reader appreciate the rich history of bass fishing. Jack Ellis brings his skills as a naturalist to these pages, not only because of their relevance to successful angling, but also because of their contribution to the fly fisher's overall experience in nature.
Jack's extensive experience and experimentation with a variety of flies and fly-rod lures prompt the reader to think about his own bass-fishing techniques. Serious warmwater fly fishers need to read this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585745838
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jack Ellisis author of The Sunfishes (page 161), as well as numerous magazine articles, which appeared in American Angler, together with writings for publications of the Federation of Fly Fishers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Real Fly Fishing1
Imitating Topwater Food Forms
Fish Slowly
Small Bass on Light Tackle
Schooling Bass
Fishing from the Bank
Basking and Cruising Bass
Nymphing for Bass
Chapter 2Where the Bass Are23
Farm Ponds and Subdivision Lakes
Keeping It Wild
Fishing in a Flower Garden
Creeks and Tailwaters
Back in the Timber
Over the Moss
Behind the Willows
Tag Fishing for Bass
Finding Fish in Big Water
Taking Bearings
Chapter 3You Should've been Here Yesterday63
Feast or Famine
As the Seasons Change
Time of Day
Water Clarity
Water Chemistry
Satiated Bass
Crowded Conditions
Chapter 4The Way It was83
Henshall to Lucas--The Golden Age
Lucas to Whitlock--The Dark Age
The Whitlock Revolution
Chapter 5None Dare Call It Fly Fishing107
The Problem
The Solutions
Baitfish, Crawfish, Salamanders
Plan ASoft Plastic
Plan BSpinner Baits
Plan CJigs
Chapter 6The Right Stuff145
Rods and Reels
What About Boats?
The Versatile Jon Boat
Bass Boat, etc.
Operate Safely
Chapter 7Bona Fide Flies and Other Things167
Topwater Bass Flies
Texas Chugger
A Hair Bug for the Harried Tyer
Water Snakes and Rabbit Strips
Grinnel Fly
Hairy Mouse Slider
Marabou Muddler
Lester's Jointed Diver
Soft Plastic and Other Lures

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