Dave and Emily Whitlock
Dave Whitlock was born in Oklahoma, where he now lives, and is the author or illustrator of many fine angling books, including Dave Whitlock’s Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods, the L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook, and the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing for Bass Handbook. Dave lives with his wife, Emily, by the Ozark Mountains in Welling, Oklahoma. Emily Whitlock learned to fish in the American South. Her love of nature has led her to gain degrees in botany and biology. An accomplished fly-fisher who edits all of Dave’s work, she is passionate about getting more women involved in the sport. Emily lives with Dave in Welling, Oklahoma.
Trout flies have always been a fascinating mix of practical function, unique sculptural form, and hypnotic beauty to me. In the next few chapters, I’d like to discuss wet flies, dry flies, nymphs, emergers, crustaceans, terrestrials, streamers, bottom dwellers, and exciters/attractors, and how I see their evolution, from historic, to traditional...