Serious about Trout Fishing
by Tony Orman and John Morton
Published by David Bateman Limited ISBN 1 86953 255 4 First published 1996 Size: 252mm x 190mm. 208pp total. 8 colour pages and many black & white photographs. Soft cover.
If you are serious about trout fishing, this new book from two of New Zealand’s foremost anglers is just for you. It covers aspects of trout fishing in New Zealand from selection or construction of tackle to tactics, entomology, the most popular fly-fishing techniques – dry fly, lure, nymph, and fishing wet flies in the surface film – and spin-fishing.
Fishing on both rivers and still waters are covered and there is even a chapter on fly-fishing for salmon. Entertaining anecdotes and a lucid text packed with tips and techniques make this an essential book for novices and expert anglers alike. Neither author needs much introduction in New Zealand angling circles.
Tony Orman is the author of 15 previous books, perhaps the most famous of which is Trout with Nymph, and an active campaigner on fishing and hunting issues. He has served on fish and game councils and national outdoor sporting administrations and lives in Blenheim, where he works as a journalist.
John Morton is widely known as the doyen of New Zealand fly-tiers. His many original fly patterns are now in widespread use, such as the eponymous Morton’s Mouthful. He has fished extensively throughout the world and is much in demand as a guest speaker and demonstrator of fly-tying and tackle construction, where his skill in combining humour and teaching is legendary. He lives in Christchurch and, when prevented by poverty from fishing, works as a landscape architect.