The Orvis Pocket Guide to Streamer Fishing by Patrick Straub covers an area of fly fishing that is often overlooked by most anglers in the pursuit of trout. Anyone that is serious about expanding his or her arsenal on the trout stream should definitely take the time to read this book, soak up the knowledge that is offered from an experienced streamer angler and put into practice the tactics and tricks covered.
With only 139 paltry pages to pore over, this bitty book still manages to be big on content, dealing with details like the predatory instincts of larger trout, reading water pertaining to this style of fishing, useful techniques and necessary gear.
As a how-to book, the reader isn't going to be tugged along by way of a thick plot or fully-developed characters. However, the author does a great job of injecting his own personal experiences to hold the reader's attention in this highly technical mini-manual.