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Pocket Guide to Western Hatches

Never be confounded on the stream again. Keep this handy hatch book with you as you fish, and master the hatches on nearly all streams out West. From Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, and California to Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and even British Columbia and Alberta, you'll have instant access to stillwater, stream, and river hatches. Featuring color photos, habitat, hatch times, and fishing hints for each insect, including mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, and terrestrials. Over 90 hatches are covered, with 169 fly patterns detailed for accurate matching. Dave Hughes is a renowned fly-fishing writer, with over two dozen books in print, and currently pens a column for Fly Rod & Reel magazine.
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enough, but not too much,
October 22, 2012
By: royzboy
from Los Angeles, CA
"This book really helps you understand the life cycle of the many insects we encounter as fly fishermen. More importantly it teaches you a few patterns that cover most of the insects, so you don't have to have an encyclopedic memory. Good pictures and detail on each pattern if you tie your own."