Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Gutcutter on Jun 6, 2010June 6th, 2010, 2:56 am EDT
i bought it on amazon yesterday. "flyfishing pressured waters:tying tactics for today's trout"
the reviews were over the top - some guy named louis and another named shawn and some nutjob named jason...
All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.
Surprisingly (to me at least), that poor rag is still available at B&N, though why they list it as a "paperback" is beyond me. Amazon has a better price, but gift cards might make the difference.
Many thanks, and yes, all of the reviewers (including those in the national magazines) have been generous to a fault. Of all the kind words, this may have been the most surprising (scroll down to the bottom to bypass the usual locker-room innuendo of the preceding posts): http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=644574
Also surprising is that this was apparently transcribed word for word. (There is an extraneous comma inserted in the third line and a misspelled word in the second paragraph.)
Martinlf on Jun 6, 2010June 6th, 2010, 10:05 am EDT
Hey, I was paid good money for that review!!
Actually I'm pretty sure I wrote it before I had even met Lloyd, or knew about this site. A buddy loaned the book to me, and I was amazed. The first really new fly designs I'd seen anywhere. Soon afterward I met Lloyd through the Spruce Creek Fly Company's board (sadly defunct) when he helped us identify a bug we were all puzzled over.
Just a day or so ago I applied one of his methods to a fly of my own design and burned a poly yarn parachute post into a mayfly wing after I had tied it on the hook stirrup style--the fly is one of the emergers tied on the Gamakatsu C15-BV hook that Gutcutter and I like. I'm eager to test the fly out.
I can't list all the little methods I've picked up from the book, and I've even tied and fished a number of Lloyd's designs. And caught fish on each of them, most recently a very picky big brown on his upside down mayfly dun.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"