Twelve Classic Trout Streams in Michigan: A Handbook for Fly Anglers

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-24
  • Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
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The Angler's Guide to Twelve Classic Trout Streams in Michiganis geared toward fly fishers specifically and explores the sport, love, and heritage of fly fishing in Michigan. It's also a guide to getting the most enjoyment possible from fly fishing some of the best trout streams east of the Rockies.This completely revised and updated edition of the indispensible original offers more information on why Michigan is such a great place for veteran fly fishers and for those just discovering the sport.Twelve Classic Trout Streamsalso features new material---for example, a hatch schedule chart, a list of ten flies that every Michigan angler should have and why, basic information on hatches, and equipment (line weight, rod length, etc.) for Michigan streams.At the heart of the book is the increased number of public access sites complete with GPS coordinates---a first among guides to Michigan streams. In addition to all new photography and improved maps that include stream bottom identification, there are more sections on the history of trout fishing in Michigan and the creation of Trout Unlimited, a resource for protecting our fisheries.Finally,Twelve Classic Trout Streamsanswers basic questions for any trip to a trout stream to be successful. Where are the best access sites? How wide and deep is the river at them? Is it wide enough for fly casting or better suited for a spinning rod or bait? Is it shallow enough for easy wading or so deep it will overtop your waders? What is the bottom like: will you stand on firm sand or gravel, slip on hard clay or muddy stones, or sink into soft sand or mud? How about the velocity of flow? Is it slow enough that you can wade easily upstream or so fast that you will be swept off your feet? All of these things are described or shown on the maps.Gerth E. Hendrickson was a member of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. He wrote numerous publications on trout streams. His purpose in writing this book was to tell anglers all they need to know about how to get the most enjoyment possible from fishing some of the best trout streams east of the Rockies.Jim DuFresne is an outdoor writer based in Clarkston, Michigan, and author of more than a dozen wilderness\travel guidebooks. DuFresne gave up the spinning rod for the fly rod in the mid-1980s and has never turned back. He contributed chapters on fly fishing in Lonely Planet'sTramping in New ZealandandHiking in Alaska. He has written about fishing in his guidebooks on Isle Royale National Park and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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