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Fly-Fishing the North Country

2001
Author:

Shawn Perich
Illustrations by David Minix

Fly-Fishing the North Country

If I were fishing the north country for the first-or the fiftieth-time, I’d want Shawn Perich at my side, providing counsel and giving me the benefit of his knowledge and experience. And if I couldn’t have Shawn himself, I’d want to read his book first.

Jim Butler, Editor, Fly Rod and Reel

If you enjoy the challenge of deceiving wary trout with wisps of fur and feather tied to a tiny hook, fly-fishing is for you.

Fly-Fishing the North Country offers experienced anglers and novices the information they need to catch north country fish including feisty Bluegills, beautiful Brook Trout, and even monstrous Muskies. Shawn Perich has gathered the secrets of fly-fishing including tips for purchasing tackle, learning to cast, selecting the right flies, and finding fish. The book concludes with patterns for tying more than sixty flies specially designed for fishing success in northern lakes and streams.

“Fly-fishing is the most artful expression of angling--a celebration of fishing.” from Fly-Fishing the North Country

“If I were fishing the north country for the first--or the fiftieth--time, I’d want Shawn Perich at my side, providing counsel and giving me the benefit of his knowledge and experience. And if I couldn’t have Shawn himself, I’d want to read his book first.” Jim, Butler, Editor, Fly Rod and Reel

“Fly anglers throughout the Midwest have hungered for a book like this. Shawn Perich is an insightful and honest writer who lives in the north country he writes about. In Fly-Fishing the North Country, he delivers pertinent information on equipment, tactics, fly patterns, and strategies for a variety of warm- and cold-water fish.” Tom Helgeson, Editor/Publisher, Midwest Fly Fishing

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Fly-Fishing the North Country

Rafael Pérez-Torres is professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins, coauthor of To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back: Memories of an East LA Outlaw, and coeditor of The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlán, 1970-2000.

Fly-Fishing the North Country

If I were fishing the north country for the first-or the fiftieth-time, I’d want Shawn Perich at my side, providing counsel and giving me the benefit of his knowledge and experience. And if I couldn’t have Shawn himself, I’d want to read his book first.

Jim Butler, Editor, Fly Rod and Reel

Fly anglers throughout the Midwest have hungered for a book like this. Shawn Perich is an insightful and honest writer who lives in the north country he writes about. In Fly-Fishing the North Country, he delivers pertinent information on equipment, tactics, fly patterns, and strategies for a variety of warm- and cold-water fish.

Tom Helgeson, Editor/Publisher, Midwest Fly Fishing

Fly-Fishing the North Country

Contents

Introduction

The First Cast
Fly-fishing made easy
From the Dock
Bluegills and other panfish
Bold and Brash
Smallmouth and largemouth bass
Up a Creek
Brook, brown, and rainbow trout
Elegant Giants
Fishing the Hexagenia hatch
Still Water Runs Deep
Trout in lakes
Fishing for Rough Fish
Whitefish and herring
Maverick Sport
Northern pike and muskie
When Opportunity Knocks
Walleyes, lake trout, steelhead, and salmon
Wader Wisdom
The art of staying dry
Staying Afloat
Float tubes, canoes, and boats
Feather Wisdom
Getting started in fly tying
The Best Patterns
A north-country fly box

Index