The Curtis Creek Manifesto was one of the first primers on fly fishing for trout that I picked up when I became interested in the sport in the mid-1970s. It remains the best. It has elegance: all the big themes of fly fishing are explained here with deceptive simplicity and wry humor from an insider's perspective. You get the feeling that Sheridan Anderson, God rest his soul, just smiled and shrugged when he saw the hundreds (now thousands) of books and magazines covering every arcane aspect of presenting a fly to a fish. The simpler you keep your approach, the wiser and more successful the fly fisherman you will be. The Curtis Creek Manifesto tells you everything you need to know in order to catch fish with a fly, and to enjoy your hours on the stream.