Author Leighton Wass’s 34 years of fishing the Hexagenia mayfly hatch makes this 310- page book with its 250-plus photos and illustrations a must-read for experienced fly anglers and novices alike. Topics addressed include how to predict the timing of a Hex Hatch, how to be prepared for an evening of fishing, the author’s top five Hex flies, the Hex mayfly’s life cycle, and the confusion surrounding common names. In addition, the 160 Hex ponds and lakes named in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are the most ever listed, and an index allows readers to pinpoint pages where specific bodies of water are discussed. Readers will not only learn about the author’s special strategies to help produce successful fly fishing during a hatch but will be pleasantly entertained by his humor throughout the book. The author has been an outdoor freelance writer since the 1970s, but this is his first book which shares all the hows, whens and wheres that he has learned about this revered mayfly hatch. It will become a fly angler’s reference for years to come.
Signed copies are available directly from the author. Send $24.00 plus $4.00 postage to Leighton Wass, 1255 Adamant Rd., Adamant, VT 05640
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