Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 8 reviews
8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Essential Trout Fishing Guidebook -
By: FarandFine from Alexandria, VA
Top 10 Contributor
The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams explains one of the most important skills in trout fishing – being able to read the water and understand where trout lie. This is an essential skill for all fly anglers.
Must read for novice fishermen -
By: robdemo from Highlands Ranch, CO
I now look at trout streams in a totally new way. "Reading Trout Streams" is excellant. Well written and easy to understand with outstanding graphics. I think every fisherman will learn something new of benefit to finding fish. A must read for every novice fisherman.
Great book! -
The information is too notch. Wish the pictures were in color to make it easier to see what Tom is explaining but overall excellent read. Got some trout already by read the river with the first time I went out after reading this!
Best book I've seen on the subject !! -
By: BLT1 from Clifford, Pa.
Top 250 Contributor
Straightforward writing; very clear and easy to understand illustrations. The author makes a pretty dry subject very interesting, good insights from a real trout addict !!
Great Book -
I am about halfway through the book and can't wait to get out on a stream.
What a great book -
By: Novoselac from Newcastle, Australia
This book deserves special mention – it’s a treat. At a juicy 162 pages, it’s packed with diagrams and pictures and goes into great depth. Enough depth to help the reader figure out why in certain situations, for example, fish won’t be found on the outside of a bend, despite the presence of a promising looking undercut bank. Experienced fly fishermen like Rosenbauer know that trout prefer to lie in water that runs about one-quarter to one-half foot per second and feed in water that runs about two feet per second. Accordingly, in one situation presented in the book, the water below the undercut is moving too fast. Great read. I wish I was even a tenth as talented and practiced as Rosenbauer.
Great read -
By: FeatherFly from Northern California
Top 25 Contributor
Simply a must read. Such a wealth of information and explanation. I've read it three times and still pick up a great deal each read through. I can't imagine any trout fisherman not benefiting from this guide. It's eminently satisfying to find a resource where you can spend a few hours reading and immediately take that knowledge applying it fruitfully at your local trout stream. I highly recommend it. * I do concur regarding an update to color pictures. It would be more visually stimulating.
Must-Have Book -
By: RafT from Los Angeles, CA
Top 1000 Contributor
We have all caught fish where we least expected them to be, however, we can be so much more productive when we know exactly where to focus our attention. This book teaches us just that and is definitely a must-have for any trout fisherman. In fact, this book along with the Orvis Guide and the Casting DVD can be considered a DIY class on fly fishing. My only criticism is that I feel this book is due for an update with color pictures etc, but the information contained within is timeless.