From one of the most respected fishing writers in the country, this how-to guide will show every fly fisherman, from beginning to experienced, how to catch the biggest trout of his or her life. The brown trout―the most secretive, most aggressive member of the trout family―is an enigma among freshwater fish. If you fish with a fly, you already know that these creatures are objects of endless fascination. After a lifetime fishing the West, John Holt now catches more than a half-dozen huge browns each year, each weighing more than five pounds. With detailed descriptions of his unusual techniques, and with some surprising, often counterintuitive revelations about what works and what doesn't, this book passes along all the author's secrets.