A complete look at fly fishing spring creeks and tailwaters utilizing a lifetime of on-the-stream experience. Mike uses first-hand knowledge of waters he’s fished throughout the US and around the world to illustrate the most effective patterns and techniques to imitate mayflies, caddis flies, midge, crane flies and terrestrials-- based upon his personal observation and tying experience. Practical and proven advice on locating, stalking, playing, and landing trout and tactics for fishing dry flies, streamers, wet flies, and nymphs, from one of the best fly fishermen in the business. 315color photos, 86 illus; 8½x11 inches, 304 pgs.
Packed with solid information for fishing spring creeks from Mike Lawson’s years of fly fishing experience. Important chapters cover --mayflies, caddis, midges, terrestrials, and aquatic insects. Plus, practical and proven advice on locating, stalking, playing, and landing trout and tactics for fishing dry flies, streamers, wet flies, and nymphs, from one of the best fly fishermen in the business.
"Few fishermen know as much about fishing spring creeks as Mike Lawson and fewer still - maybe none - can cut through the complexities of entomology and technique to make it sound like something less than brain surgery. You hear it all the time, but this really is a long awaited book, and I'm glad it's finally here." - John Gierach
"From the first page to the last, it's a magic carpet ride with Mike Lawson. The book is like having Mike guide you on a spring creek. He is the perfect teacher sharing his angling knowledge so that you can learn through his book what took him a lifetime to experience. When you finish the book you will be a better fly fisher and feel like you have known Mike forever. No question this book will be a classic for years to come." - Jack Dennis, author, angler, TV and Video Producer and sports show proprietor.
By Mike Lawson, foreword by Tom McGuane, illus by Dave Hall 2018