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Praise for "The Complete Book of Fly Fishing":
." . .although I am usually skeptical of 'everything books, ' the McNally volume actually seems to be one of the best-thought-out basic texts I've seen for a while----for a reasonable price at that----covering everything from trout to pike to sailfish."----"Fly Rod & Reel"
"To say any single book about a subject so diverse as fly fishing is 'complete' is tall talk, but this one delivers."----"Flyfisher"
"McNally's writing is disciplined, but smooth. The reader doesn't even realize that he or she is being tutored as well as entertained."----"New York Newsday"
``One of the best thought-out basic texts I've seen''
``To say any single book about a subject so diverse as fly fishing is `complete' is tall talk, but this one delivers.''
From the Publisher
There's an old saying among fly fishers that equipment isn't the only thing, it's everything. But the best equipment in the world will catch few fish if you don't know how to use it. Experienced anglers with dimestore equipment can outfish the superbly equipped tyro every time--because they know how it's done.|With nearly fifty years of fly fishing to look back on, Tom McNally knows how it's done, from angling for tiny brook trout in mountain streams to fly casting for giant marlin in the open ocean--and everything in between. This book is the culmination of a long and respected career as one of the world's best-known outdoor writers--the collected knowledge of almost half a century of fly fishing condensed to fit between two covers. Here, in plain language, is a complete book of fly fishing from a complete fly fisherman.
Editors Note 1
No other form of fishing offers the challenge, frustration, provocation, stimulation, fascination, tranquility and rewards of fly fishing. In paperback for the first time, here is the ultimate book on every aspect of this fishing art form. McNally's pithy prose is enhanced with step-by-step illustrations from noted artist/angler Tom Beecham. 300 illustrations.