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Trout Rigs & Methods: All You Need to Know to Construct Rigs That Work for All Types of Trout Flies & the Most Effective Fishing Methods for Catching More & Larger Trout Paperback – January 17, 2007

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Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with more than two dozen books in print, including Trout from Small Streams: 2nd Edition, Handbook of Hatches: 2nd Edition, and Trout Flies. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Dave Hall is a nature and fly-fishing illustrator in Glide, Oregon.
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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1st edition (January 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811733548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811733540
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John L. Nesheim on January 7, 2008
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I found this work to be what I was seeking: Specific, clear tips with details on situations I encounter fly fishing water that is special. The kind that you know hold great trout but you are unsure of how to get the fly into without a mess or disaster. Not for beginners. But ideal for the fly fisher seeking to take the time and effort to step up to the next level of success and enjoyment. Excellent sketches, better than photos for making points and giving tips. Fine use of the English language.
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I have fly fished for the last 20 years, mostly in the West, and I can say that this book is not for beginners as much as it is for more experienced fishers. Beginners may benefit from the information, especially since it is written in the author's easy to read style, however, they may not have an understanding of the material without having been on the water awhile.

This was a great refresher for me, having not fished that much in recent years. The format is easy to follow and helps keep the information organized, not just on the page, but in my head. There is so much good info that I will probably only be able to use a few new ideas each season. I was looking for a good practical guide and I am lucky I found this one. I chose it for the author, and am not disappointed. I expect to increase my success rate and the size of my catch just by using the Duncan loop!
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This book just about covers most any challenging fly fishing situation that you will run into. I bought the book to learn more about streamer methods and to get some greater insight on dry fly fishing. I wasn't disapointed! This is an excellent resource for any fly fishing rig. I have fished the indicator/nymph methods for years. There isn't any false information or anything I would disagree with. David Hughes does an excellent job explaining various fly rigs and why they work. The 'trout view' is a great way to illustrate how the fish are seeing each presentation. I'm going to adopt several of the methods/rigs into my own 'tool box' for catching more trout.
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I must agree with some of the negative reviewers.
I own and love several of Hughes' books, Reading Trout Water is, I believe, essential, as is Handbook of Hatches and, once you get into fly tying, Essential Trout Flies.
He missed his target in this one.
He describes the different types of water (which he already did in Reading Trout Water) and goes on to enumerate the equipment required for each. OK, this may be useful, perhaps. Then he goes on to detailed descriptions of the different fly casts. Really? In an intermediate level book?
The point is, he will get to the rigs and how to fish them, but in a very round about way that makes this book distinctly less useful than his previous efforts.
For me, a fan of Hughes, this was a dissappointment.
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This book is extremely useful for any experienve level of angler. It covers basically all of the, well, rigs and methods you will ever need to use. I personally found this book very, very useful. I have also read two other Dave Hughes' books and they are of equal caliber. I did give this book a four star rating simply because I don't beleive anything deserves a perfect rating; but it was darn close. Anyone who is getting started in fly-fishing or even the experienced angler will get alot out of this book.
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I have a better title for Dave's book: HOW TO FISH FOR TROUT: A detailed approach for every situation.

So what about the "Trout Rigs" in the original title?

Sure, he gives HOW to construct every type of RIG imaginable.

But the joy in this book is that he explains WHY a certain rig would work in a certain situation, and then goes on to explain HOW to fish that scenario.

Telling us HOW TO FISH is what makes this book a treasure.

Most books give us general principles, and then an example or two.
This book does give the general principles in the first 69 pages.

But in the next 200 pages he lays out situations we all encounter on streams, rivers, and lakes.

He analyzes the situation, gives a solution of what to put at the end of the line, then how to fish it.

Anyone who has been to graduate school will recognize the approach: Review a situation in detail, so that when you encounter it in real life, you can productively get right to work.

So get this book, and get your PhD in troutology.

Then get to work catching "more and larger trout".

(Plus there is enough detail here that if you don't hook up in a situation, you can re-read a section and get that trout "next time".)
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I was expecting a good book; however, I was blown away with the sheer number of trout rigs. Each is explained thoroughly and examples of how and when to use are given. I have not been able to think of a trout fishing situation that is not covered within the pages of the book. This is a great addition to my fishing library. I can't wait to get to the river and try them.
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By Ted K on February 26, 2009
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This book is not about trout rigs as one would think from the title and chapter layout. It is a situational analysis, (primarily moving water), with some bits of information about leaders, methods and presentations. Even though the page headings begin with a rig name, there is usually little information about that rig.

I am disappointed; enough to feel that I wasted $13.57.

The book's content headings are poorly done. One does wonder why after so much effort to write so much, the author or editor couldn't take the time and trouble to page number all of the headings. Yeah, there are gems of information in the book; they are buried deep in wordy and frequently obtuse paragraphs and further lost in the un-numbered subchapters.

Again, I wonder just what the editor did in publishing this book. The writing wanders and there are blatant errors; for example, how does one get from step 2 to step 3 in tying the surgeon's loop on page 29? Answer: you can't; drawing two is incorrect. Drawing 3 is correct so follow it.

If you are looking for one book that describes many trout fishing situations and offers possible solutions (e.g. high sticking short pockets and runs, page 182) then perhaps this book will give you a rough idea of what you are facing and name some techniques that will help. If you are looking for specifics on trout rigs from leader theory to varied methods of constructing multiple fly droppers (especially with more than two flies), you will not find it in this book

I feel that the author has an incredible amount of information and experience he is trying to convey. But this book loses clarity when it reduces complex fishing situations to a couple of pages of rambling descriptions and solutions. These situations, techniques and methods deserve their own chapters, not just a few paragraphs.
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