“This fly fishing guide is a brilliant escape from the stuffy tutorials often found in the fishing world . . . This is a literary gem bound to become a pillar in today’s fly fishing landscape.”
—Jen Ripple, editor, Dun Magazine
Your Informative (and Entertaining!) Guide to Fly Fishing
Fly fishing is a wonderful and thrilling way to catch fish—and it isn’t as complicated as you might think. More and more people are using this intriguing method to catch trout, bluegill, sailfish, and more. You can count yourself among them. It just takes the right equipment, a little bit of know-how, and some practice. If you’ve never tried because you heard it’s “too hard,” then you are missing out! Ignore the doubters and the naysayers. In Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide, expert angler Susan Thrasher provides all the information you need to get you on the water and fly fishing with success.
Thrasher begins with the basics, introducing terminology and recommending equipment to get you going. She delves into various techniques and further touches upon everything from taking a guided trip to winter fishing. Along the way, she includes personal stories and anecdotes sure to entertain and encourage. As you continue further into this essential guide, you’ll gain more advanced knowledge, such as how to select the best fly line and fly rod for different fishing situations, how to identify the fish that you catch, and even proper etiquette while fishing.
Whether you’ve never hooked a fish or have spent your whole life filling a basket with fresh catch, Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide is your all-in-one resource on fly fishing. You’ll enjoy Thrasher’s engaging writing style, and you’ll appreciate her step-by-step approach that can take you from “never tried” to “let’s go again tomorrow!”
“This book is enjoyable for the angler and adventurer alike. It is packed with information that is easy to learn and understand. Within the adventures, Susan conveys the camaraderie of fellow fisherman and the bond of women learning a male-dominated sport. She has the ability to make you feel that you were with her on the adventure. Her depth of knowledge and her concern for fellow fisherman is evident in each story. This is a great book that you will likely read over and over.”
—Sheila Hassan, director, Wulff School of Fly Fishing
“If fly fishing has had you curious but baffled, Susan’s stories will unlock its mysteries. As an astute fly fishing guide she shares her on-land and rowing-water tales that compel you to read and learn! From the cast to the fish, you’ll want this book as a keeper!”
—Lori-Ann Murphy, co-founder, Reel Women
“No matter where you are in your evolution as a fly fisher, Susan’s passion for her daily life as a teacher and guide gives a sense of your having been there with her, even as she leads you to ever-more-enjoyable stages of this lifetime sport.”
—Joan Wulff, founder, Wulff School of Fly Fishing
“Once one takes a fly rod into their hands and casts into the moving streams, and makes that cast that lifts and presents a beautiful fly into the open mouth of a fish—boom! You are hooked forever. And Susan is the one to teach you. Not only is she talented, smart, and beautiful—oh! and magical—she can teach us to fish. My sister, Becky, and I have seen her river, had a cup of tea with her, and viewed the vintage trailers she used for guests. Now my only job left is to fish with her.”
—Maurrie Sussman, founder and president, Sisters on the Fly