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The Lyons Press is proud to present The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing, an exciting full-color book for beginning and expert fly anglers alike. Brought to you in conjunction with L.L. Bean, America's most trusted name in outdoor apparel, and written by unquestioned experts in the field, this book is divided into four essential parts--General Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing for Bass, Fly Casting, and Fly Tying--and covers each with in-depth analysis in clear, easy-to-follow language. Learn about assembly of fly tackle; the biology of fish; natural fish foods and how to imitate them; safety techniques; bass flies; where to find bass; the eleven habits of highly effective fly casters; the basic four-part cast; the roll cast; the basics of fly tying; types of flies; the top ten most popular and successful fly patterns; and much more.

About the Author

Macauley Lord

Macauley Lord received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Casting Board of Governors of Fly Fishers International (FFI) in 2011. It is the highest honor in the worldwide field of fly-casting instruction. Of the his second book, the L.L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook, Revised Edition, the late Mel Krieger said, "This book is outstanding! I recommend two books to my students, mine and Macauley's."He has taught at the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing Schools since 1986. He was the Head Instructor of the L.L. Bean Schools from 1996 until 2008. He is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide. He was the fly-casting columnist and a contributing writer for American Angler magazine from 2000 until 2009. His articles have also appeared in Fly Fisherman, Saltwater Fly Fishing and Architecture Boston. As an emeritus member of the Casting Board of Governors and a Master Flycasting Instructor, he trains and certifies fly casting instructors around the country. He served on the Board's Executive Committee for many years and was twice the Editor of The Loop, the FFI's quarterly journal of casting instruction. He has fished extensively in the American West and in Argentina, fishing the great rivers of the hemisphere from a float tube.A graduate of Bowdoin College and Bangor Theological Seminary, he is a Licensed Eucharistic Minister in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. He volunteers as a chaplain at his 500-inmate county jail. He also serves as a chaplain and fly fishing instructor to Discover Courage, an organization that helps active-duty and retired Navy SEALs by teaching them to fly-fish.He is a creative and lousy fly tyer.

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