While fish spend most of the time feeding under the water, when you can encounter them rising to take insects floating on the surface, the experience can define the essence of fly fishing. In this no-nonsense, straightforward book, Paul Weamer—who has spent his life fishing the technical dry-fly waters of Penns Creek in Pennsylvania, the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania, and the spring creeks of Paradise Valley outside of Livingston, Montana—breaks down the best methods, rigs, and fly patterns to catch more fish.
Paul Weamer is Fly Fisherman magazine’s Mid Atlantic Field Editor and the author or coauthor of several fly-fishing books. He has been a professional fly tier, fly-fishing guide, and co-owner or manager of fly-fishing shops and guide services. Paul lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he guides fly anglers on the legendary trout waters that flow through Yellowstone National Park and Southwestern Montana.
Paul Weamer, an indispensable voice in the field of fly fishing, has accomplished a neat trick with Dry Fly Strategies: the book serves as both an excellent primer for the beginner, and the crucial last leap needed for experts interested in becoming truly complete anglers. It’s a must-read for anyone who casts flies for trout.
Paul Weamer has long been our leading authority on aquatic entomology—identifying insects and understanding their behaviors. This book helps you take the next giant leap forward in applying that base of knowledge to become a better dry-fly fisherman.