Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2009/7/1 21:49
From Central Pa
Posts: 231
Offline
Has anyone read this book: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams by Charles Meck

I ordered this on Amazon and just wondering if anyone else has read it and what I can expect, good or bad read? I hear that Charles Meck books are good...

Thanks

Posted on: 2010/5/1 3:45


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2009/7/1 21:49
From Central Pa
Posts: 231
Offline
I just read the blog, "Fly Fishing Getting Started - Books" and saw that the previously mentioned book was recommended. I guess that means it should have some useful info for a beginner like me. If anyone still has anything to add, feel free to chime in. I should receive it sometime this coming week.

Posted on: 2010/5/1 4:55


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2008/3/20 14:09
Posts: 885
Offline
I have this book and it is a GREAT read. The guy who wrote it has personal stories and experience with all the streams he talks about pretty much. Great hatch charts and directions on where to fish.

Its a must have IMO

Posted on: 2010/5/1 9:37
_________________

Ty
Keystone Fly Fishing


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2006/11/20 10:08
Posts: 1205
Offline
Sorry you spent your money on it. I am no Meck fan, and this guide has quite a few inaccuracies concerning places with which I am familiar. Having said that, I guess it is about as useful as the other guides are.

Posted on: 2010/5/1 10:21


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2009/5/18 17:57
From Toona
Posts: 559
Offline
I feel the complete opposite of rrt. I agree that there are a few missteps, but that happens when you write a book that has so many different streams in it. I did not have internet access for a long while, and without having this book I would have been fishing the same few streams all of the time. I think it is an AWESOME book and 100% worth the money. It gives you enough info to get you to the stream and some basic hatch info, it does not catch the fish for you. Plus many of the streams in his guide are also on several of the PAFBC lists anyways. Many thanks to you Mr. Meck for keeping me moving around to different streams and staying addicted to flyfishing.

Posted on: 2010/5/7 14:24
_________________
And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem.
Jerry Garcia


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2007/1/2 11:55
From Bozeman
Posts: 19932
Offline
I consider Meck's book to be a staple. It has inaccuracies, and occasionally ignores great streams in an area, while highlighting crappy ones. It's still got a spot in my car every time I go on a trip. The more information I have, the better.

Posted on: 2010/5/7 14:57


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2006/9/11 11:47
From Hollidaysburg (originally Lititz)
Posts: 320
Offline
I have that book, which is the 3rd edition, and two copies of the 2nd edition. They are very useful for planning fly-fishing trips. They are a bit outdated but most of the information is helpful. The 3rd edition has a few more streams added, but I like the 2nd edition because it has the hatches for each stream listed by date range. For example it says:

Best times to Fish:

May 10-May 31

march browns 12-14 afternoon, evening
sulphurs 14-16 evening
green drakes 8-12 evening
Olive Caddis 14-18 morning
Tan Caddis 14-18 morning

This was replaced with Meck's personal rating of streams (1 to 4 stars) in the third edition. The 3rd edition is good for leisure reading. The 2nd edition is good for planning and taking along on fishing trips. Thats my 0.02.

Posted on: 2010/5/7 16:52
_________________
Will not return until Dark:30.


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2006/9/9 17:18
From lancaster county
Posts: 6435
Offline
I recommend it.

I recommend Dwight Landis's book even more. If you dont have it go buy it!

Dont forget Mecks Mid-Atlantic Trout Streams. Has a few more PA streams in it and some from NY and NJ.

Posted on: 2010/5/9 11:27
_________________
http://cvtu.homestead.com/





Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2009/5/18 17:57
From Toona
Posts: 559
Offline
Any book Meck did with streams in it is sitting on my backseat at all times. They are all good, especially his matching the hatch books.

Posted on: 2010/5/9 12:37
_________________
And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem.
Jerry Garcia


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2009/7/1 21:49
From Central Pa
Posts: 231
Offline
I received the Meck book now and am very impressed so far. It seems to have a lot of useful information in it.

Posted on: 2010/5/9 13:27


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 4269
Offline
I think that Mecks guide books are all very useful.
I bought his first book - "Meeting and Fishing the Hatches" when I first started fly fishing 30 years ago. And it really helped me discover much of the great fishing that our state has to offer

Posted on: 2010/5/13 0:20


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2007/3/26 22:22
Posts: 1348
Offline
The book is very good. Remember, it's not the bible but a starting point. Especially helpful if you want to fish an unfamiliar stream.

Posted on: 2010/5/25 10:03


Re: Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams

Joined:
2009/10/15 13:45
From Eastern PA
Posts: 10290
Offline
Worth the price of admission. I am not a big fan of the writing style, however this is a matter of personal taste. It's a good book to give you a short review of a wide variety of streams. I think some folks got turned off in the 3rd edition when a "four star rating system" was applied to each stream. No one wants to see their favorite streams rated two stars and of course some streams are well overrated. I agree with Sal that the Dwight Landis book is a good bit better, however it is becoming very hard to come by.

Posted on: 2010/5/26 23:46






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Do you keep a fishing journal?
Yes 52% (85)
No 47% (78)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/8/22 12:38
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com