It is with passion and clarity that Dave Whitlock describes trout, salmon, char, and how to fly fish for them. Artful Profiles of Trout, Char, and Salmon and the Flies That Catch Them is a collection of articles spanning Whitlock's career, all of which are essential reading for any fly-fisher. Over the past fifty years, he has amassed an incredible amount of knowledge and written a large number of articles, many of which appeared in Trout magazine and are featured within. Here, Whitlock deftly, accessibly, and thoroughly goes through a vast range of topics, including:
Insights into the many subspecies of trout, char, and salmon
Casting methods for every scenario
Drawing out shy fish
Types of flies for different waters and situations
Accurately imitating food sources
And much more! Discover a wealth of information consolidated by an experienced and devoted angler. Artful Profiles of Trout, Char, and Salmon and the Flies That Catch Them is absolutely packed with tried-and-true tips, tactics, and techniques that are presented concisely alongside colorful illustrations by Whitlock himself. This book is a must have for anyone with an interest in angling, whether they are an absolute beginner, or an experienced angler with years under their belts.
Dave Whitlock is the author or illustrator of many fine angling books, including Dave Whitlock’s Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods, the L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook, and the L.L. Bean Fly Dishing for Bass Handbook. He resides in Welling, Oklahoma.
Emily Whitlock learned to fish in the American South. Her love of nature has led her to gain degrees in botany and biology. An accomplished fly-fisher who edits all of Dave's work, she is passionate about getting more women involved in the sport. Emily lives with Dave in Welling, Oklahoma.