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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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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scott & Nix, Inc.; Revised edition edition (Aug. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979903785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979903786
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #501,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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HASH(0x9f63c1b0) out of 5 stars Vital data for trouters July 30 2014
By Duane A. Dunham - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
HASH(0x9f63c204) out of 5 stars helpful information to help the fly fisherman choose the best flies when he is in the field Feb. 17 2015
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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.
HASH(0x9f63c4e0) out of 5 stars 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!
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nice new edition of a true classic.
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Bought as a gift and he loved it!!