The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

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With 101 fly fishing tips for the absolute beginner, this invaluable guide from fly-fishing veteran and Orvis expert Tom Rosenbauer covers everything you need to know to get started in fly fishing, from casting methods and knot tying to safety advice. A comprehensive education in a compact package, this guide answers common questions and clearly explains proven techniques, with helpful illustrations and photographs throughout. A great gift for the novice and a good resource for any fishing library. Paperback, 200 pages.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 13 reviews


12 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    First Steps - 8/27/2014
    By: from Wheaton, il

    This book was part of a gift to 3 twelve year olds. Included 3 new rods, reels and basics to the world of fly fishing and Orvis. A life time gift to a way of life.

  • 4/5

    Great Reference - 12/30/2013
    By: from Western NC

    Just started fly fishing. This book is a great reference with a lot of good information.

  • 3/5

    Not what I expected - 11/29/2013
    By: from Florida

    Looking for a beginners guide? Start at the beginning!! Start with where you plan to fish, go into gear, go into flies. Have charts for lines, leaders, tippets, knots and flies. Explain from start to fish in hand!!

  • 5/5

    Keeping it simple - 5/21/2013
    By: from Eastern Pennsylvania

    I bought this for my 20 year old nephew who loves to fish and would like to learn how to fly fis after seeing me catch a 20 inch brown on a fly rod. It is a perfect book for the new adventurest as it keeps it simple and just the basics to get started and not filled with so much technical information that would have made it confusing.

  • 4/5

    Well organized - 12/29/2012
    By: from Buffalo, ny

    This book is a good reference material when u are learning to cast. The book contains many helpful tips to help solve issues new casters face.

  • 4/5

    Okay book - 12/8/2012
    Top 1000 Contributor

    This is a good coffee table book to flip through while watching tv. It has some good tips but is a little short on substance.

  • 5/5

    great product for a beginner - 9/20/2012
    By: from Greenwich, NY

    I read this book every March. It's a fantastic reference to brush up on the things that you don't think of every time you go to the river. I also made my little brother read it before I took him fishing for the first time and he caught 5 browns his first time out! I would recommend this to ALL beginners and forgetful intermediate fishermen.

  • 5/5

    Should have purchased earlier - 6/4/2012

    I should have purchased this book sooner. It would have saved me much frustration.

  • 5/5

    Very Informative - 12/30/2011

    This book is well written and useful for information on fly fishing. The book discription is true in that it helps the ultra beginner fly fisherman.

  • 4/5

    Informative Book - 12/29/2011

    Provides an overarching view of fly fishing from a beginners perspective. I would have liked to have seen more on casting and the techniques involved that a beginner should learn.

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