“In a lifetime nearing seven decades, I have devoted the vast majority of my time probing the mysteries of legendary waters like the Yellowstone, Firehole, Madison, Snake, and the Henry’s Fork. Numerous lesser known rivers and lakes have cooled my legs but not my enthusiasm as I roam this region with a constant spirit of anticipation and discovery. In a single lifetime, it would be impossible to fish all the water in and near the park, and a close relationship with even a handful is a significant accomplishment.” --René Harrop, Learning from the Water
In Learning from the Water, René shares his wisdom on the importance of insect stages, the flies for a successful fly box, and how to plan and prepare for a trip to unfamiliar water. Chapters on midges, caddis, Flavs, Callibaetis, Tricos, PMDs, hoppers, beetles, aquatic wasps, and Baetis give solid inside information on each of these important insects as well as the patterns René uses to imitate them, patterns that inspire fly tiers the world over.
Signed First Edition
90 fly patterns that will work east and west
Details on insects and the patterns developed to imitate them
Photos by Bonnie and René Harrop, Toshi Karita, Rich Paini, Masa Katsumata
Original artwork by René Harrop
288 color photos
70 b/w and 29 color illustrations
8 1/2 x 11"