The experts’ secrets for success, in their own words
The Master’s Fly Box brings together comprehensive interviews with fifteen premier practitioners of the sport about how to catch trout across North America. With more than 100 full-color photographs of their flies with complete pattern recipes, as well as photographs of the anglers, it provides a range of insights into the secrets of the masters of the art.
Each chapter describes the given angler’s approach to fly design, as well as his favorite fishing techniques, plus indispensable advice on where and when to fish and on fly selection. By giving readers information about both fly tying and fishing, The Master’s Fly Box is a treasure-trove of practical information for any fly angler, anywhere.
Dave Klausmeyer is editor and photographer of Fly Tyer magazine. His articles and photography have appeared in many periodicals including American Angler, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and Gray's Sporting Journal. His books include Trout Streams of Northern New England (Countryman Press, 2001), Tying Contemporary Saltwater Flies (Countryman Press, 2002), Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers (Countryman Press, 2004), Rocky Mountain Trout Flies: A Postcard Book (Lyons Press, 2004) Unnaturals: (Countryman Press, 2006), Thunder Creek Streamers, with Keith Fulsher (Stackpole Books, 2006), Guide Flies (Countryman Press, 2007), Striped Bass Flies: Patterns of the Pros (Countryman Press, 2007).
The Master's Fly Box will contain 21 chapters. Each chapter will be based on an interview with one premiere angler. Each chapter describes that angler's theories about fly design, as well as his favorite fishing techniques. Each chapter will contain tips about where and when to fish, and tackle selection. This approach will give readers information about both fly tying as well as fishing, and will increase the books appeal to the broadest group of readers.
The Master's Fly Box will feature more than 200 photographs of flies with complete pattern recipes. Participants will also submit print-quality photographs of themselves and their clients fishing.
List of Subjects:
Initial invitations to participate in The Master's Fly Box will be sent to the following anglers. These subjects are among the most active anglers in the field, and regularly appear at fly-fishing shows and clubs across North America. They are also among the sport's most published authors. In addition to having high profiles within the angling community, participants were selected to represent a broad geographic area:
A. K. Best