New guide highlights 40 European trout streams

There was something to be said for Pennsylvania having more than one trout stream. But it’s hard to beat the beauty of Italy in spring. And there’s some new fly fishing here that’s sure…

New guide highlights 40 European trout streams

There was something to be said for Pennsylvania having more than one trout stream. But it’s hard to beat the beauty of Italy in spring. And there’s some new fly fishing here that’s sure to please anglers of all stripes.

There are loads of ways to enjoy fly fishing in this country, but this newfangled way of catching and releasing trout involves nothing but fishing poles, hair ties and plastic bait balls. And it’s being done at impressive rates.

The Hunter and Woman’s Sport Fishing Association is the largest group devoted to fly fishing in the country. It’s on the road promoting the best of the hobby for people of all ages, and every year it publishes the Official Guide for Fly Fishing Guide to Europe and Europe’s Major Streams.

The guide, put out in English and Italian, covers past and present fishing places, including water sources of such elite European countries as Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, and Czech Republic.

Those who use the guide no doubt owe a debt of gratitude to world class fly angler Glenn Knapp, a two-time national catch and release fishing champion. Knapp, an accomplished angler of more than two decades, and a mentor to generations of young fishermen, recommended the new guide to the Hunter and Woman’s Association.

The guide was published this spring and it makes terrific stocking material. It may have been created with the idea that fishermen should look to Europe for the most interesting and challenging fishing of all. And it sure does.

The guide covers 88 streams in 26 countries — the largest number for a single guide. This is the fifth in a series of excellent companion books and is available in stores or from The Hunter and Woman’s Sport Fishing Association online store at http://www.hwsfa.org

For more information, including how to obtain your own copy, visit http://www.hwsfa.org.

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