New Book Teaches Basics of Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a thrilling way to catch fish—and it isn’t as complicated as you might think. More and more people are using this method to catch trout, bluegill, sailfish, and other varieties of fish.

You can count yourself among them with the help of this book. It just takes the right equipment, a little bit of know-how, and some practice. If you’ve never tried because you heard it’s “too hard,” then you are missing out. In Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide (June 2020, Menasha Ridge Press), professional fly fisher Susan Thrasher provides the information needed to get you on the water and fly fishing with success.


New Book Teaches Basics of Fly Fishing


Personal stories

Susan begins with the basics, introducing terminology and recommending equipment to get you going. She delves into various techniques and further touches upon everything from taking a guided trip to winter fishing. Along the way, she includes personal stories and anecdotes sure to entertain and encourage. As you continue further into this essential guide, you’ll gain more advanced knowledge, such as how to select the best fly line and fly rod for different fishing situations, how to identify the fish that you catch, and even proper etiquette while fishing.
Whether you’ve never hooked a fish or have spent your whole life casting a fly to that elusive brown trout, Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide is your all-in-one resource. You’ll enjoy Susan’s engaging writing style, and you’ll appreciate her step-by-step approach that can take you from “never tried” to “let’s go again tomorrow!”

Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide ($16.95, paperback) is available wherever books are sold, including bookstores, gift shops, and online retailers.

Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide • June 9, 2020 • Menasha Ridge Press • 340 pages • $16.95 • paperback • ISN: 978-1-63404-244-4.


About the Author

In 2004, Susan Thrasher started Southern Brookies Fly Fishing, a guide service and instructional school, near Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion for fly fishing led her to co-found the Music City Fly Girls, a women’s fly fishing group, and to serve as the Middle Tennessee retreat leader for Casting for Recovery, a fly fishing program focused on breast cancer survivors. Susan is an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing, and she lives in East Nashville, Tennessee.



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