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    Does anyone have recommendation for a book that outlines how to fish or present particular flies, i.e. how to retrieve a wooly bugger or a maggot or a muddler, etc. I've found books that outline reading rivers and lakes but I'm not finding one that talks specifically about retrieves and presentations.
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    Dave

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    Hope these help:

    http://www.fishandfly.co.uk/ffedit0901.html
    http://www.flyfisherman.com/skills/lkapproach/

    This site is pretty dang cool and full of info:
    http://www.faqs.org/fly-fishing/Si-Ta/Table-of-Retrieves.html
    http://www.faqs.org/fly-fishing/Pe-Si/Retrieves.html

    Here's a video, and at the bottom it looks like there are more videos that might help you out:
    http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1...-retrieves.htm

    For flie fishing in saltwater retrieves:
    http://www.flyfishinsalt.com/techniq...ves-32069.html

    Books:
    Lefty Kreh's Presenting the Fly, by Lefty Kreh & Rod Walinchu

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    Default Also look to Whitlock and Dahlberg

    You can Google them. Both have been fishing larger flies and have been as well as continue to be leaders in the industry.

    Patterns such as the Whitlock Sculpin and Dahlberg Diver are set the standards in the fly fishing world that is as well as L.K.

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    in most situations you let the streamer swing in the current after a big upstream meand untill its below you then you cast and mend again. If you really want to cast and retrieve no book can tell you because every situation is different, experiment short strips, long strips, strip strip pause, under the arm two handed strip etc. Learn to swing first, there may be something written on getting a good swing, look for stuff on fishing for steelhead, those folks get snoodey about only swinging for some reason.

    If the fly imitates something that goes with the current (a dun or a maggot or an egg or an nymph) you'll want to learn the dead drift which is where you let your fly drift as naturally as possible, much has been written on how to present a dead drift pretty much any fishing how too should cover it, but the best thing you could do would be to go fishing with someone willing to show you.
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    Buy this book: Fishing Nymphs, Wet Flies & Streamers, Subsurface Techniques for Trout in Streams by Sternberg, Tieszen, & Van Vliet
    It's just what you're looking for. You can get it here for about 5 bucks including shipping.

    http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.de...&qsort=&page=1
    It's by far the best book I've ever seen on subsurface flyfishing. It has good information on reading water and various lies, and then presents a great variety of subsurface techniques: indicator nymphing, hinged leader nymphing, dead drifting, high sticking, Leisenring lift, stream swinging, etc. It has nice color pictures and figures with informative text that really adds to the figures. It shows various ways to rig up. You won't regret getting this book, especially at this price.
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    Thanks for the feedback--spring is in the air and I can almost hear the ice starting to break-up.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyo2AK View Post
    Buy this book: Fishing Nymphs, Wet Flies & Streamers, Subsurface Techniques for Trout in Streams by Sternberg, Tieszen, & Van Vliet
    It's just what you're looking for. You can get it here for about 5 bucks including shipping.

    http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.de...&qsort=&page=1
    It's by far the best book I've ever seen on subsurface flyfishing. It has good information on reading water and various lies, and then presents a great variety of subsurface techniques: indicator nymphing, hinged leader nymphing, dead drifting, high sticking, Leisenring lift, stream swinging, etc. It has nice color pictures and figures with informative text that really adds to the figures. It shows various ways to rig up. You won't regret getting this book, especially at this price.
    +1 this is an awsome book.
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    There is a book that you will find most helpful.

    One "Topwater, Flyfishing Alaska..." By Tony Weaver and Troy Letherman

    Sold on the forum store in the fishing section and on Amazon of course.

    And if you don't have Gunnar Pederson's "Alaska Fishing", get it. A must have book. Also on the forum store.
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