Fly Fishing Books/Videos
Richards and I had no idea when we wrote “Selective Trout” in
1971, it would become the best-selling fly fishing book of all
Back in those days, all we were
interested in was taking close-up color photographs of the aquatic
insects trout fed on. We wanted to observe these photos so we
could tie better flies.
Standard patterns, in that era,
simply didn’t cut it for match the hatch situations. Well, one
thing led to another. We quickly discovered, to make our study
complete, we had to buy such things as expensive cameras, scuba
suits, aquariums, microscopes and books on entomology. Traveling
from coast to coast to check out various trout waters was also
part of the plan. Within two years, we had plenty of information
for a book. The rest is history.
you’re interested in learning more about No-Hackles and other
contemporary flies you might want to take a peek at “Selective
Trout”. I’d recommend the 30th
It’s got everything: 120 color
photographs, dozens of gorgeous illustrations by Dave Whitlock,
the Super Hatches and Keys to the Species for Mayflies, Caddisflies
and Stoneflies plus lots of Fly Tying Instructions.
“Selective Trout” was about having
the right fly. Unfortunately, if you can’t cast and make good
presentation, you don’t have much of a chance of being a successful
fly fisherman, so we decided to write a second book, “Fly Fishing
Strategy”. It covers all aspects of fly casting and presentation
and was the basis for my 3M Fly Fishing Videos.
Other Swisher/Richards books include
“Back Country Fly Fishing” and “Emergers”.
you’re interested in Fly Casting and Fly Fishing, I
suggest the #1 selling 3M Video, now DVD's “Basic Fly
Casting” plus Advanced Fly Casting”.