All new color edition. An introduction of aquatic insects at the simplest level. Omits the Latin and demystifies the classification of insects and selection of patterns to match them. 164 color photos; 5.5x8 inches, 288 pgs.
* Popular reference work updated with full-color photos of the insects
* An understandable approach and useful guide to fishing hatches
* Covers mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, dragonflies, boatmen, alderflies, and hellgrammites
Fishing success comes from making wise observations on stream and acting on them right away. In Handbook of Hatches, Hughes teaches how to match the hatch and not worry about identifying the insect until later, if at all, and to fish better, focus on shape, size, and color to choose the best fly for the situation.
By Dave Hughes - 2005