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Cons: Chapter two, Hatches and Flies is focused on entomology and matching the hatch. Simplistic approach to entomology. Mr. Jacobs recommends his top three patterns for caddis, mayfly and nymphs. These nine flies are suggested to be used at all five states.
Product Manufacturer: Back Country Publications
Pros: I have used this reference book for fishing trips to Georgia and North Carolina and found the information helpful on the creek and stream detail. This is a good book for the fly fishermen traveling to the five states mentioned. Thirty seven chapters are devoted to topography, size, access points, parking, popularity, regulations which are dated, type of trout and size to expect, casting and wading conditions and map for each of the river systems. Title: Trout Streams of Southern Appalachia
Fly casting in Goergia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Author: Jimmy Jacobs
Publisher: Back Country Publications Woodstock, Vermont
B&N online price: $19.88 3rd Edition, 2009 printing
Quote” When Trout Unlimited rated the 100 best trout streams in the US, nine of its choices were in the sourthern Appalachians. In this book, veteran angler and writer Jimmy Jacobs takes readers to these famous rivers and to many lesser known waters in this five state region, which boasts some of the finest fly-fishing anywhere in N.A. In preparing this first comprehensive fly anglers guide to the area, Jacobs drove over 25K miles, hiked hundreds more and consulted with many state fisheries managers and knowledgeable local anglers.
37 chapters on the regions major river systems
Map and detailed access information for each river and productive tributaries
Information on hatches and most effective patterns for individual streams
Discussion of casting and wading conditions”