Published Jan 1. 1999 - 22 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 13. 2015

Book review: Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes

Skip Morris & Brian Chan
Frank Amato Publications, Inc., Portland, OR
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96 pages, Hardbound or Softbound, Illustrated, Color
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This is one of the very few American books on fly-fishing for trout on
Stillwater. It also turns out to be one of the finest. The volume
contains fewer than one hundred pages, but they are all full of useful,
insightful information. Comprising fifteen chapters, this slim volume has
everything you need to get started or to improve your trout fly-fishing on
flat water. There is information on lakes including how to read them and
how to fish them. Information on fly-fishing equipment for lake fishing is
well presented. Information on watercraft useful in the pursuit of your
quarry is clearly explained and illustrated. Techniques for using your
watercraft and the safety and courtesy necessary for safe and successful
watercraft operation is also well explained.

The sections covering trout food organisms in lakes and the fly patterns to
imitate and suggest them are extremely well done. The explanations on what
is and what is not required in casting ability is insightful and will
provide a level of confidence a beginner does not normally have when trying
something new.

The photographs and illustrations are extremely well thought out and
executed. Each photograph and illustration clearly helps to bring the
well-written prose to life. The reader will never feel left at the
starting gate with the information in this book. The design of the book
and how the illustrations mesh with the text is also of highest quality.

If you are interested in getting started in lake fishing for trout, or want
to improve your lake fly fishing technique the information in this book
will take you there. In addition, the information concerning lakes
seasonal behavior as well as the seasonal behavior of fish and fish food is
applicable to lake fly-fishing for many species in addition to trout. You
cannot go wrong with purchasing and studying the information in this slim


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