Front Matter Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1: Getting Started CHAPTER 1: CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOAT Sit-Insides vs. Sit-on-Tops Ponds and Lakes Rivers Inshore and Ocean Other Boats: Standup Paddle-boards, Pedals, Inflatables, Motors and Canoes CHAPTER 2: CHOOSING THE RIGHT GEAR Fly Rods Fly Reels, Lines, and Leaders Outfitting and Rigging The Kayak Crate Go Minimal Cameras Electronics Safety Gear Safety Apparel Paddles Straight Shaft vs. Bent Shaft High Angle vs. Low Angle Paddle Features CHAPTER 3: PADDLE STROKES Forward Stroke Sweep Stroke Draw Stroke Kayak Fly-Fishing Paddle Strokes CHAPTER 4: CASTING Basic Kayak Cast More Kayak Casts Line Management Part 2: Hitting the Water CHAPTER 5: WARMWATER Pond Hopping Pro Tips for Fishing Small Ponds and Lakes Warmwater Lakes and Reservoirs Pro Tips for Fishing Bigger Lakes and Reservoirs Warmwater Rivers Pro Tips for Fishing Warmwater Rivers CHAPTER 6: COLDWATER Coldwater Rivers Pro Tips for Fishing Coldwater Rivers Coldwater Lakes and Ponds Pro Tips for Fishing Coldwater Lakes and Ponds CHAPTER 7: SALTWATER Saltwater Flats Pro Tips for Fishing Inshore Deeper Water Pro Tips for Deeper Water Index About the Author
Ben Duchesney writes for Kayak Angler, Field and Stream, American Angler, and other publications including Bassin' Magazine and The Fly Fish Journal. He is the marketing manager for PostFlyBox, a company that sells flies direct to consumers on a subscription basis. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Duchesney has solidly bridged a gap between two of the
fastest-growing facets of our sport: flyfishing and kayak fishing.
This is a must read for anyone looking to become proficient in fly
from one of these crafts, which present unique challenges in terms
of balance, approach, and presentation. Between Duchesney's own
experience and that of the experts he tapped for this invaluable
resource, consider this the Bible on the topic. -- Joe Cermele,
Fishing Editor, Field & Stream
Fueled by years of experience with paddle and fly pole, Ben Duchesney's Kayak Fly Fishing spills the beans on the tackle, gear, boats, and techniques you'll need to hit the water with a long rod and human-powered boat. -- Ric Burnley, editor, Kayak Angler magazine and author of The Complete Kayak Fisherman