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Matching the Hatch: A Practical Guide to Imitation of Insects Found on Eastern and Western Trout Waters Paperback – Aug 1 2012

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"In my opinion, [Ernest Schwiebert] was the most important figure of the 20th century in the fly-fishing world."  —Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize–winner and former executive editor, New York Times

"Ernie Schwiebert, or simply Ernie, or 'Ernesto' as he was known to the fly-fishing fraternity, was a larger-than-life character who set his stamp on fly fishing forever."  — John Randolph, editor, Fly Fisherman

"Few books in the entire history of fishing literature have constituted such a startling advance. Nymphs now seems to me to stand alone as the most accomplished solo writer-artist contribution to fly-fishing literature. With words and art, this book opened the eyes of the next two generations of fly fishers"—Paul Schullery, author, American Fly Fishing: A History

"Just as nymphs and other aquatic macroinvertebrates are the ecological foundation of our trout streams, Schwiebert's classic book is the foundation of any well-educated angler's understanding of those waters. No other angling treatise provides as comprehensive a view of what occurs beneath the stream's surface as his."  —Charles Gauvin, President and CEO, Trout Unlimited

About the Author

Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr. was a founding member of Trout Unlimited, the Federation of Flyfishers, and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and a regular contributor to Esquire, Field & StreamFly Fisherman, the New York Times, and Sports Afield. He was the illustrator and the author of Death of a Riverkeeper, Nymphs Volumes I and IIRemembrance of Rivers Past, and Trout.
Artist, writer, and activist, James Prosek made his authorial debut while still an undergraduate at Yale University; Trout: An Illustrated History, features seventy of his watercolor paintings of the trout of North America. Prosek has shown his paintings with numerous galleries and museums and is a regular contributor to The New York Times. His other books include, Joe and Me: An Education in Fishing and Friendship, The Complete Angler: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton, Fly-fishing the 41st: Around the World on the 41st Parallel, A Good Day’s Fishing, and The Day My Mother Left. He co-founded a conservation initiative called World Trout in 2004 with Yvon Chouinard, the owner of Patagonia clothing company. Prosek lives in Easton, Connecticut.

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Vital data for trouters July 30 2014
By Duane A. Dunham - Published on
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I bought this book soon after it was published and its details and practical advice informed my knowledge of trout and what it took to fool them enormously. I was very suddenly a successful trout fisherman. The author is a learned man and a polished writer, making his work extremely valuable. Along with LaFontaine and a few others, he stands at the very heights of helpful data for those of us interested in fly fishing for trout.
helpful information to help the fly fisherman choose the best flies when he is in the field Feb. 17 2015
By Gayland Cooper - Published on
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This is a classic book for an aspiring trout fisherman or a veteran fly fisherman to have in their library. It is practical, helpful information to help the fly fisherman choose the best flies when he is in the field. Schwiebert is a good writer and the book is enjoyable to read.
Thank you Mr Shwiebert for directing the efforts of the ... Feb. 17 2015
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Thank you Mr Shwiebert for directing the efforts of the Angling Entomologist who have followed in your footsteps. I will be following in your hallowed footsteps as I fish the Brodhead!
Five Stars Oct. 8 2014
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nice new edition of a true classic.
Gotta have this in your library if you fish Feb. 8 2015
By KenD - Published on
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Great book, very educational.