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It remains thoroughly sound and enchanting. (Nelson Bryant The New York Times)
The only true American angling classic still read widely is Ray Bergman's Trout...It remains the best all-around basic text, managing to cover fundamentals of theory and practice in a smooth and relaxed way...Trout remains our Old Testament, the first and only book many anglers look to for guidance. (Harmon Henkin The New York Times)
Trout is one of the classics of fishing, and like all classics, seems timeless. Despite innovations in rods, reels, and waders, fly fishing for trout has an enduring quality that partly explains many of its devotees' passion. (Randy Bishop The Dallas Morning News)
Trout became the standard text for spin-fisherman and flyfishermen of several generations. (Scott Bowen Outdoor Life)
Derrydale Press has recently reissued a beautiful reprint of the second edition of Trout from 1952 in a softcover format with elegant French folds. I am especially fond of the second edition because in it, I first enjoyed the lessons that Bergman had to offer me as a budding fly-fisherman and fly tier. (Pennsylvania Outdoor Times)
This edition of the book...has very attractive and charming plates taken from period water colours of fish, flies, streamers, and spinners painted by William J. Schaldach. (Terry Lawton Fish and Fly, (Uk))
Bergman had the easy going style of a favorite uncle coupled with a sharply analytical mind that made the subtle sides of trout fishing easy to understand and fun to read....If you haven't yet met Bergman in print, I envy the joy of your discovery (John Merwin Field & Stream)
The late Ray Bergman was born in Nyack, New York in 1891 and died there in 1967. He wrote for Outdoor Life magazine for 26 years.
This is the "bible" of fly fishing. A little dated, as it was written some time ago, but much of it is still on the money.Published 4 months ago by Wulfbait
Do not under any circumstances buy this version. This book is a black and white photo copy of the original. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Franklin L. Hampton Jr.
Great book. Good strategies to ponder and great stories to rereadPublished 6 months ago by C. Lambert
I can confirm that the softback has the colored and beautiful pictures. Great book and timeless.Published 8 months ago by Bob Borst
A bit heavy for someone trying to learn a few simple tricks, but may be good for reading when I camp along the river and it gets too dark to fishPublished 18 months ago by Jaimie Tollison
The most important part of the book is the beautiful color plates of flies, but they were in black and white. In this case the photos were useless.Published 21 months ago by William C.