“A third-generation fishing guide on many waters around the world, Boots is one of the foremost experts in trout fishing. The answers are here.” – Jim Hickey, 2008 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year
Bringing 30+ years’ experience guiding and fishing around the world with some of the best anglers in the sport, Boots Allen shares what it takes to succeed when stalking trout with a fly rod. There are the obvious elements of the fly, the presentation, and reading the water properly. But what about those factors brought on by Mother Nature in the form of weather, climate, and the water itself?
Finding Trout in All Conditions: A Guide to Understanding Nature's Forces for Better Production on the Water is a comprehensive examination of those parts of the natural world that impact trout, trout food and forage, and fly fishing. Boots provides valuable insight into how trout and the food they eat are influenced by barometric pressure, precipitation, air and water temperature, wind, sunlight and cloud cover, moon phase, and water-related factors like water levels, pH, dissolved oxygen levels, and specific conductance. Special attention is given to strategies and tactics anglers should employ when specific conditions are predominant.
Readers will be left with a greater awareness of how success on the water is impacted by those often-overlooked elements of the natural world.