Author: Tom McCoy

Category: Advice & How-To

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Tom McCoy is a lifelong fisherman who loves to fly fish for trout but also enjoys all that the saltwater has to offer. He has fished mountain streams north, east, south and west. In this collection he shares these adventures through letters to his lifelong friend named Mack. Here is a sample of one: Chapter Fourteen - East Branch at Roger’sDear Mack,Jerry and I have been trying to get in as much of the Hendrickson season as we can. He is off Tuesdays so we head up for the day and wait for the afternoon hatch. Well, we don’t really wait. We go about the business of nymphing. Beadhead Gold Ribbed Hares Ears are favored, although as the time gets near for the hatch, Pheasant Tails are tied on in tandem in the hope of a pre-emptive strike by a trout waiting for the same Hendricksons we are.We discuss a plan for the day. Barnhart’s Pool is the agreed on favorite for about 2 PM. In the meanwhile we can go up to the East Branch which is reported to have earlier hatches and more flies. We also want to assess the damage done by the flood of a few weeks ago. 50,000 cubic feet per second was the flow rate on streams that are usually under 500...Letters to Mack, Book One: Correspondence on a Fishing Life contains 20 letters on fishing, hiking and life.Tom has published 5 books and numerous articles. He blogs regularly on his web site: