Fly Fishing the Madison

Fly Fishing the Madison

by Craig Mathews, Gary Lafontaine

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Flowing from its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to Three Forks, Montana, where it joins the Jefferson and the Gallatin to form the mighty Missouri, the Madison River is one of the most famous, but also one of the most complicated, trout rivers in North America. This river can have different insect hatches every fifty yards, and ranges from a glassy, spring-fed stream to a tumbling torrent filled with rapids. Its complex variety of waters and habitat defies conventional fly-fishing techniques. In Fly Fishing the Madison, fly shop owner, guide, and noted author Craig Mathews demystifies the river, offering valuable insights and advice to first-time visitors and veterans alike.
Covering the various sections of the river, fishing conditions likely to confront you in all four seasons, various insect hatches-including the famous salmon fly-along with a list proven fly patterns and tying recipes for sixteen of the best, Fly Fishing the Madison will prove invaluable to all fly anglers planning to fish this spectacular waterway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585745074
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Map Introduction 1. Sections of the River 2. Seasons of the River 3. Salmon Fly Hatch 4. Caddisflies 5. Mayflies 6. Midges 7. Terrestrials 8. Attractors 9. Dry Fly Methods 10. Nymph Tactics 11. Fishing Streamers Conclusion Appendices

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