Covers the skills necessary for successfully fishing the film, including an understanding of what fish see when feeding at the surface. There’s a thorough look at the food organisms of the film zone & Gary reveals the secret of the Universal Emerger, hatch types, rise forms, & much more. 192 pgs.
Fishing the Film still holds the greatest attraction for the fly rodder in any water type. Fish feeding at the surface film are not necessarily eating “dry flies”; they might be feeding on emergers, nymphs, minnows swimming near the surface, mice or frogs swimming in the film, and other organisms utilizing the uppermost layer of the water. In this book, Gary Borger covers the skills necessary for successfully fishing the film, including an understanding of what fish see when feeding at the surface. There’s a thorough look at the food organisms of the film zone and Gary reveals the secret of the Universal Emerger, hatch types, rise forms, and much more. The book contains a host of tactics for fishing the film, including both dead-drift and action-packed presentations. A chapter entitled, “What, When, Where, Why, and How” details the presentation tactics for fishing stream and lake situations. Throughout the book, the “how to” is animated with stories that stretch back over half-a-century of Gary’s fly-fishing life. Complementing all of this is a collection of black-and-white illustrations by Jason Borger.
About the Author
Gary Borger is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin in Wausau. A fly fisher since 1955, he has taught fly fishing schools and lectured internationally on all aspects of fly fishing since 1972. An award winning author, Gary has written Nymphing, Naturals, The Borger Color System, Fishing the Dry Fly, Designing Trout Flies, and Presentation. He pioneered instructional fly fishing videos with the release of Nymphing in 1982. He has released many additional titles in the internationally acclaimed Skills of Fly Fishing Series and Designing Flies Series. Gary designed the industry-standard Ultimate Wading Shoe for Weinbrenner, and many fly designs, fly lines, rods, reels, and other products. He is a 2001 inductee into The Outdoors Best VFS Fly Fisherman Readers Poll Hall of Fame. He has received many awards; for conservation efforts, he received the first Lew Jewett Memorial Life Membership in the Federation of Fly Fishers in 1979.