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Long Flies

Bucktails Streamers and Other Big Fish Flies

Gary Alan Borger

180 pages
Tomorrow River Press
Fishing long flies holds the greatest opportunity for the fly rodder to take big fish in any water type. Big fish target the food sources that provide the greatest amount of energy; these are the long fly organisms such as minnows leeches eels mice and more. In this book Gary Borger covers the origins and development of long flies in their many forms from bucktails to streamers muddlers to divers strip flies to collared leeches and much more. There's a thorough look at the characteristics of successful long flies and the theories and practices of fishing them. Eighty-one example imitations are shown in full color. Included are a host of successful tactics such as the Broadside Float the Leisenring Lift Shotgunning the Jigging Swing the Baitfish from L the Strip/Tease Walking the Dog Trolling and Drifting and many other methods. Throughout the book the “how to” and “why to” are brought to life with stories that stretch back over half-a-century of Gary's fly-fishing life. Complementing all of this are black and white photos and a collection of illustrations by Jason Borger.