When it comes to books on technique, Tactical Fly Fishing by Devin Olsen is a treasure trove.

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  • Tactical Fly Fishing
  • By Devin Olsen
  • Competitive angler and fisheries biologist
  • Member of Fly Fishing Team USA
  • Gear and rigging
  • Strategic techniques
  • Water types
  • Pinpointing where fish are likely holding

The Story

This Tactical Fly Fishing book by Devin Olsen contains a wealth of knowledge by a professional angler and former fisheries biologist who describes the tactics and techniques he's learned since he started competing for Fly Fishing Team USA in 2006. Success is in the details, and this book offers a significant insight into the details that garner that success. From the moment Olsen sees the water for the first time, he goes through the decisions on gear and rigging based on those observations, to strategic techniques, including a significant chapter on European nymphing techniques, and where the most likely lies are for fish based on water energy and current. This is a scientific approach with individual examples and case studies on riffles, pools, banks, and other river features. Includes photos and recipes for some of Olsen's favorite patterns.

Hardcover. 212 pages. Stackpole Books. Copyright 2019 by Devin Olsen.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tactical Fly Fishing is TACTICAL! This book will help you think like a fish! And when you study the art of fly fishing this is real important. This book can help you catch up to 30% more fish!
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tactical Fly Fishing helped me improve my nymph f Catching fish like this warms the cockles of ones heart!
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Just bought the book after hearing Devin on the Orvis FF podcast. Tons of information. Well written and thought out. If you are into trout and stream fishing, this can help you get to the next level.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! This book was full of great information and the techniques were clearly explained. I can’t wait to try them out.
Date published: 2020-05-20
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