The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Revised and Updated

Now for the first time in full color,The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide appears in a revised edition that solidifies its place as the flagship title of the Orvis brand. A best-selling, fully illustrated, and comprehensive
book, this large-format volume has been required reading for every angler for the past two decades.

  • Previous edition sold more than 200,000 copies
  • Regarded as the bible of fly fishing
  • New information on the latest equipment
  • Full-color photographs throughout

Included here are instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and the select tackle, flies, and methods for pursuing every major gamefish in fresh and salt water, from bass to bonefish, tarpon to trout.

The Orvis® Fly-Fishing Guide, Revised & Updated is a complete, down-to-earth, and highly practical introduction to the exciting sport of fly fishing. All the important elements and types of fly fishing are presented: tackle selection, casting, presentation, flies and their special uses; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and tackle, flies, and special methods of fishing for every major gamefish in fresh and salt water, from bass to bonefish, tarpon to trout.

Whether for beginners looking for a complete basic course or more experienced anglers needing a refresher,The Orvis® Fly-Fishing Guide, Revised & pdated has proven invaluable. As the editor ofRod & Reel noted on its original publication: “This guide may be the single most valuable item a ovice angler can buy—and most of us would do well to reread the sections on lies, fly selection, and stream tactics every spring before pulling on our aders for the first time.”

Softcover, full color, 8.5 x 11 inches, 256 pages


Tom Rosenbauer has been with the Orvis Company for twenty-seven years, and while there, has been a fishing school instructor, copywriter, public relations director, merchandise manager, and editor ofThe Orvis News for ten years. osenbauer has been a fly fisher for over thirty-five years, and was a commercial fly tyer by age fourteen. He has ten fly-fishing books in print, includingThe Orvis® Fly-Fishing Guide, Revised & Updated, which won a 2001 National Outdoor Book Award. He has also been published inField & Stream, Outdoor Life, Catalog Age, Fly Fisherman, Sporting Classics, Fly Rod & Reel, Audubon, and others, includingThe Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams. He lives in southern Vermont on the banks of his favorite trout stream.

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