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A Passion for Steelhead (Masters on the Fly series) Hardcover – August 31, 2006

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Dec Hogan is a highly regarded steelhead guide and spey caster with decades of expertise in and around Washington's legendary Skagit River. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Product Details

  • Series: Masters on the Fly series
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wild River Press; First Edition edition (August 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974642711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974642710
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #766,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Gary A. Wilson on July 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is simply amazing. The title is absolutely perfect because Dec Hogan not only gives in depth and sound instruction on all things related to fly fishing for steelhead, he instills his own love for the sport into the reader. From the life history of a steelhead egg to his own history of how he became consumed with learnig everything he could.
Excellent color photography accompanied with diagrams and instruction, this book is a must have.
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An excellent look at fishing for one of the greatest and most difficult fish to catch on the fly. Dec really does have a passion for steelhead and conveys that well to the reader. One of the best books on the details of how to approach the water and how the fish respond to the fly. I really have enjoyed this book and will use it as a reference for years to come.
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If you plan on steelhead fishing, I have yet to find a better publication. The simple story of the lifecycle of the Steelhead is incredibly well written. The other chapters cover their topics in amazing detail. Dec Hogan is a master writer and is able to express his experiences clearly to the reader. The illustrations by Pearson are spot on and literally are worth a thousand words.
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A Passion for Steelhead is a great book. I read it from cover to cover, and I actually never intended to - it's that good. Not only does the author express his passion for steelhead *and* fishing in words, he delivers on useful and even critical content for any angler who's looking to improve their skills.

I bought this book with the hope to build skills and knowledge, and it delivered. At the same time, it gave so much more - a real appreciation for the fish, the river, the flies and a great example of someone who lived their dream.

It's the best book I've read on the subject.
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Anyone who is obsessed with steelhead fishing should read this book! My husband can't put it down. 3 times he's read it now and it stays permanently by his night stand. He has every book imaginable on fly fishing but this is the one he keeps wanting to read again and again.
He says it's the best book of it's kind.
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Very informative, a good primer/review on steelhead fishing, for people new to steelhead fishing and those that have been casting a tight loop.
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Well written. Practical and insightful. It covers the basics but with enough detail to help even experienced anglers. I really enjoyed it.
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This book has changed the way I go about fishing. From the explanations on casting mechanics to the methodical approach to fishing different types of runs, if you're serious about expanding your knowledge of swinging for steelhead you have got to pick this book up.
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