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Presentation Hardcover – January 1, 1995

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Tomorrow River Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962839256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962839252
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #895,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1998
Format: Hardcover
"Presentation" by Gary Borger with illustrations by his son, Gary is without a doubt one of, if not the best instructional book on flyfishing currently available. Sections on the fish as prey, the fish as predator, what the trout sees, locating trout, tactics, hatches, equipment, casting- it's all there in an easy to read and enjoyable format. Gary provides "Presentation Strategems" throughout the book that taken alone are worth the price. The photos, anecdotes, and a lot of straight "how to's" make this book a winner- every time I loan my copy out, it's months before I get it back!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A straightforward book, readable, yet in depth, with enough side bar humor and anecdotal material to be entertaining, yet content that will keep you busy for years. I was pointed in the direction of this book by someone with much experience, and would reccomend it for any level. It covers all aspects of presentation, from the selection of the rod to the landing of the fish. Presentation here refers to the entire p[rocess, not just the landing of the fly. Very important book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David James Trapp on February 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Gary Borger's Presentation is a comprehensive, knowledgeable, lucid text for fly fishing. Presentation describes the technique of displaying the fly to the fish in its natural environment so that it looks like its normal food. This book covers casting, fly selection, river strategies, equipment, entomology, and much more. The illustrations are also very good. I learned a lot from reading this book, so I read it again. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Silver Creek on March 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
"Presentation" is the single best book in my fly fishing library. In this book Gary defines his concept of presentation in fly fishing, which consists not only the delivery of the fly but everything that goes into the process of fly fishing. Gary is an experienced and gifted teacher and writer. He uses his experience as a professor of Botany at the University of Wisconsin to simplify the difficult sport of fly fishing so that the reader can actually use this information on the river to improve his own skills.

Gary earlier book "Nymphing" was selected by the editors of Fly Fisherman Magazine as one of the 20 most important fly fishing books of the 20th century but that was before "Presentation" was published. "Presentation" eclipses his previous works and the fact that used copies command a premium speaks to the importance of this book to the sport of fly fishing. I have purchased other fly fishing books that are only partially read, but "Presentation" is a book that should be reread before the start of every new fly fishing season. It is just that good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jagermeister on January 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Every time I read this book I get inspired to improve my techniques. His Predator vs Prey philosophy has completely changed my approach to fly fishing. Professor Borger isn't just an avid fly fisherman peddling his wares from a few years on the water. Teaching both Biology and Ecology on the University level, couple with his absolute passion for all things with a rod and reel, Borger could be the most qualified resource about fly fishing on the planet. Chapters "What fish eat" and "Line Handling" put my fly fishing into another atmosphere. I have bought this book twice now because I used to take it with me when I went on long fishing trips and simply wore it out. Simply put, you need this book!
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