L.L. Bean Fly Fishing Handbook is a fun, easy-to-understand collection of tactics and methods based on the renowned teachings of he L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Schools. It covers everything that the beginner wants to know and offers lots of information that experienced fly fishers can use to hone their skills and catch more fish, including: the essential fly casts; numerous useful knots; profiles of fresh- and salt water fish species; how to recognize aquatic insects and create imitations; and fishing from boats and float tubes. Gear and fly patterns might change, just as fishing conditions change, but the skills that this book teaches can help the new angler develop a solid foundation and provide guidance along the way in a lifetime of fishing pleasure.