Tuesday, April 12, 2011

24 Greatest Flies

A new fly fishing book by fisheries scientist and avid fly fisher Dr. Robert Sousa helps simplify the process of finding and catching fish.

The 24 Greatest Flies You Don’t Leave Home Without (ISBN: 978-0-615-32120-2), offers tips on fly selection while discussing where feeding fish are likely to be found.

Sousa has has a Ph.D. in fisheries sciences and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 30 years.  He is also known for initiating the Fly Fishing Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America.

In the book, Sousa explains 24 of the highest performing flies for any fish in any situation. The premise of this new book is based on the fact that most expert fly fishers catch most of their fish on just a few flies.

"If you got all of the best fly fishermen in the same room and asked them about their best flies, there would be a lot of commonality among them, and most of their favorite flies are in my group of 24," says Sousa.

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