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Poppy Cummins

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"Steelhead Fly Fishing in Low Water-a different approach"

By Dick VanDemark---Soft Cover

An innovative approach to fly construction and use. The author succinctly imparts sensible tactics for finding and stalking steelhead. Here, too, is valuable advise about advanced casting techniques and releasing wild fish. 4 Color pgs; B/w photos & illustrations; 6x9 inches, 128 pgs.


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This book was first printed in 1996 and is again available in limited quantities.  I recommend it highly.

 


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Great book! Lots to glean from this one
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Thanks for the reminder on this one Poppy......check your orders online.....sent one for it

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Thank you for the order Paul. This really fits in with the way many of us like to fish for steelhead.
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Thanks for posting this, Mike. I placed an order w/you this morning.

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Eric
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Can't get enough of the classic books in our sport.  I learn something from each of them.
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VanDemark's book has some dynamite steelhead patterns. Used his low water ideas to create a handful of flies that really work.

The number one book to read is "Greased Line Fishing: For Salmon and Steelhead" by Jock Scott. It is a must read by all wanting to improve their fly fishing skills.

I'm now reading Sean Gallaghar's "Wild Steelhead" Vol.1. Wow, what a great set.

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I'm now reading Sean Gallaghar's "Wild Steelhead" Vol.1. Wow, what a great set.


Anybody know if this is only available from publisher or can I get it at my local shop (Red Shed)?
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As far as I can find out Sean Gallaghar's book is only available from Wild River Press. I haven't read it as yet but it talks about some great steelheaders.
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I have read and reread this book many times over. It is a classic and contains a great deal of useful information. It has been a very low water year for fishing in NORCAL and So. Oregon and this book has provided me with the inspiration to fish with flies I would have not have otherwise used. Below are some poor pics of those flies



I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fishing low water conditions.
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Great looking bugz, Rod. Just finishing the book myself. Enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to hitching some this summer. Best. Ed F.
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By good fortune, I met the late Dick Van Demark when I moved to Bellingham.  He became my friend and mentor, and the co-founder of our local fly club.  His book is one of the obscure gems of our sport, like Harry Lemire's dvd on tying steelhead dries.  I wouldn't part with either.
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