Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Patagonia Books - Simple Fly Fishing

I have a growing stack of books on my bedside table to read through but one that I am eager to receive is the latest from Patagonia Books called Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel

This book is a project that Yvon Chouinard, Craig Matthews, and Mauro Mazzo joined up to work on together and should be an interesting read.

From the press release...

Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides.
But in a long-anticipated book, Simple Fly Fishing (April 2014), Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard joins noted fly fishermen Mauro Mazzo and Craig Mathews to reveal the best way to catch trout: simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else.

The wisdom in the book comes from a simpler time when the premise was the more you know, the less you need. It introduces modern-day readers—beginner anglers to master fishermen—to the techniques based on Tenkara fishing, which relies less on equipment and more on how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the practices needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish.

“This is a book for the young person who has wanted to learn, but is intimidated by the complexity, elitism, and expense of the sport,” says Chouinard, a Tenkara enthusiast. “For the woman and her daughter who are put off by the image of the testosterone- fueled, good old boy bass and trout fisherman who turned the ‘contemplative pastime’ into a competitive combat sport. And for the long time angler who has everything and wants to replace all that stuff with skill, knowledge, and simplicity.”

With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, the authors employ both the Tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.

Look for this paperback book to be available in April 2014 through the Patagonia website and elsewhere.

1 comment:

The FlyFishing BowHunter said...

I can't wait either! I have read through the digital copy they sent what I saw and read!!