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Books by Duane Redford

  • Hidden in Plain View

    Ever wonder what the angler downstream of you catching fish in water you just fished is doing differently from you? Master angler and author Duane Redford delves into what the top 10% of anglers are seeing and doing differently from the fly fishing masses, and how they are consistently putting fish in the net in every situation. This work is a culmination of hundreds of hours on the river, observing and documenting insect, fish, and angler behaviors. It includes something for every level of angler from reading the obvious runs of the river to its subtle nuances; bug selection made simple, how to rig to attain a lively drift, recognizing and exploiting the X-Y-Z grids in a river run, tactics to get better now, and how to implement the Fly Fishers’ Formula while you locate and effectively fish your “quarter mile” of river. This book is a comfortable read that takes you with the author as he describes the techniques and applications derived from statistical information and observation, for successful fly fishing on any river, and it contains at least one “pearl on every page” to help any level angler get to the next mile marker on the journey to fly fishing wisdom. You are invited to catch more fish and find out what’s Hidden In Plain View.


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Duane Redford is a fly fishing guide from Colorado, a sought after speaker, signature fly tyer for Montana Fly Company, Pro Staff lead for 8 Rivers Fly Rods, and author of The Fly Fishers’ Playbook, A Systematic Approach to Nymphing, First and Second Editions. He can also be heard on Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio discussing fly fishing in an archived presentation. As a retired teacher and coach, Duane has a unique, observational and systematic approach to the river that he has used as the basis of his guiding and writing for dozens of years. This mental and physical approach, derived from guiding countless days on highly pressured, technical waters, has been refined over time, and is easily understood. When he’s not guiding, Duane spends his time teaching fly fishing classes, tying flies, blogging, speaking across the country, and writing. When he’s not teaching, writing or guiding, you’ll find him on the river.

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