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Reading The Water (David Hughes Fishing Library) Paperback – August 1, 1988
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I have a problem with someone taking 20 minutes to explain something to me that really only takes 2 minutes. I feel that Dave took 222 pages to say what could've been said in about half that. A great deal of the information is repeated, more than once. Now, I know in some educational circles, this is the best way to teach. However, he could've said it once and suggested rereading the book a few times.
Although the author has a homey, familiar writing style, a lot of the material is very dry. So much so, that about a third of the way through I demoted the book to bathroom reading.
Now having said all that, there IS a lot of really good information in this book. The problem is geting through the whole thing to extract what is useful. For a shorter more-to-the-point, see John Gierachs' book on small stream fishing.
I do still recommend the book, particularly for newcomers to fly-fishing for trout.
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OK, this was an awesome book from every angle you look it at. The only drawback is the lack of fish porn :P, but its a must for beginners, intermediate and expert fly fisherman's.Published on January 11, 2009 by Simonuca
I was unaware that this was an American book, this was no doubt my error but it was not made very clear. However the general advice can be used for fishing English waters.Published on January 10, 2009 by Mr. R. B. Nelson