Ted Leeson and Jim Schollmeyer team up to pair incredible photos with descriptions of insects and solid information on the hatch, life cycle, fly patterns, and step-by-step tying instructions in this authoritative reference to imitating the important trout food forms in rivers and streams of the West. This comprehensive guide includes 150 patterns to match the super hatches of greatest significance to western anglers: mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, terrestrials, aquatic worms, baitfish, sculpin, fish eggs, leeches, scuds, and sowbugs. With 1,356 photographs including the undersides of insects to give the trout's eye view, ideal for matching what the trout sees.
Jim Schollmeyer is a professional fly-fishing photographer whose images have appeared in numerous books and magazines. His books include Hatch Guide for Western Streams (978-1-87188-109-0), Hatch Guide for Lakes (978-15718-324-7), and Hatch Guide for the Lower Deschutes River (978-1-878175-71-7). He lives in Salem, Oregon.
Ted Leeson is a freelance writer whose work has appeared regularly in fly-fishing and general outdoor publications. He is a contributing editor to Fly Rod and Reel and Field & Stream magazines and lives in Corvallis, Oregon.