Caucci's New Mayfly Guide

Caucci's New Mayfly Guide
The Mayfly Guide

At last, Al Caucci has re-issued his revised The Mayfly Guide, originally published in 1984 as The Instant Mayfly Guide.  The new edition, from Scott & Nix, is the work of four years by Caucci to include the latest scientific names of the aquatic insects (many of which have changed during the past two decades), common names, completely revised text, digitized drawings, and insect photos. Its 82 pages are on 4.75" x 6.5" heavy waterproof paper in concealed wire-o binding and velveteen cover stock with belly band. It includes 294 color photos and one color map.  The booklet (ISBN: 978-0-9799037-9-3) is available at retail outlets or at Apple iBookstore, ISBN (ePub) 978-1-935622-26-0 or ISBN (PDF): 978-1-935622-25-3, $26.95 US, 29.95 CAN. For hatch matchers this is the most practical, usable insect guide ever published. It provides the means for amateur-to-expert fly fishers to identify the bugs they are looking at onstream so they can chose (or tie) a matching fly.

Caucci and Bob Nastasi were co-authors of Hatches II: A Complete Guide to the Hatches of North American Trout Streams. When it appeared, in 1975, Art Flick in his forward to the book declared: " In recent years, very important books were published about the hatches, the photography of them, the artificial flies, etc. authored by Vincent Marinaro, Ernest G.  Schwiebert, Jr, and Swisher/Richards, they are of great importance to the fly fisher. Now comes Hatches: A Complete Guide to Fishing the Hatches of North American Trout Streams by al Caucci and Bob Nastasi, which in my judgement has so much more than all the others that it should be the last word on the subject. although I cannot be sure, I doubt that there has ever been a book published for fly fishers that is nearly so complete as this one on the subject of mayflies and their identifications. I'm certain there have never been photographs of so many species, including nymphs, subimagoes and spinners."

Caucci was inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame in October, 2006. This booklet is a user's streamside distillation of the great work done by these masters of our sport.

The publishers can be reached at scottandnix.com or by calling 212-627-5909.


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