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COMMON NYMPHS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
A Primer for Flyfishers and Flytiers
By: Caleb J. Tzilkowski and Jay R. Stauffer Jr.
In my opinion this is an excellent book, it was written with a view of matching the hatch while fishing nymphs and it was written by Professors who are fly fishers.
Even though the content is based on eastern insects there is much that any angler can learn from this volume. The information is tight, compact and understandable and the photograph is pretty good. As its title says Common Nymphs the authors have covered all of the common aquatic organisms with the angler will generally be imitating on the rivers of Eastern North America.
This volume could be carried streamside by the new fly fisher and full of helpful and useful information. Anytime a book of this type is well planned and written by fly fishers for fly fishers is sure to be popular and of high quality.
I highly recommend this volume for both beginning, intermediate or experienced fly fishers.
Published by The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011
Spiral bound, 110 pages in lengths, ISBN 978-0-271-20450-5, $29.95