Fly fishing for smallmouth bass is one of the most exciting forms of angling. This "gentlemen of the warm water species" is broadly distributed throughout the United States so many anglers can find him close to home and find gratifying angling quite easily. He is at home in small rolling streams, broad meandering rivers and crystal clear lakes. In all of these waters he will take flies with gust and then leaps into the air to show his sleek bronze body.
Harry Murray shows the tackle, flies and casting methods which are effective when fly fishing for smallmouths. Drawing on a lifetime of smallmouth fishing, guiding and teaching his angling schools he shows you how to evaluate rivers in order to find the best places to fish.
Harry discusses in great depth the various minnows found in smallmouth rivers, the flies that match them and the most productive techniques for fishing them. The smallmouth nymphing game is one of Harry's favorite techniques and he shows you the types of water and the methods that work best. He then goes to the surface and covers the best ways to take smallmouths on dry flies and surface bugs. There is special attention given to floating the rivers and fishing ponds and lakes.
This new book by Harry Murray covers all aspects of fly fishing for smallmouth bass in a way that anglers of all skill levels can benefit in order to improve their days on the water.