New York: Lyons & Burford, 1990. Later printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 4.375 inches by 6.375 inches. , 81,  pages. Decorative front cover. Illustrations (most in color). Charts. Bibliography. Personal Hatch Records (blank). No dust jacket present. This is a detailed field guide to the major trout stream insects throughout the United States--with more than 120 full-color photographs of mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies. A thorough reference on hatches and the correct selection of flies by color, size, and imitative strategy. Dick Pobst was a legendary Michigan angler, entomologist, fly-shop owner, and author. After a stint in the Army and a career in international business, Dick changed courses, becoming a leader in the fly-fishing industry. From 1975 to 2000, Dick and his wife, Nancy, ran the Thornapple Orvis Shop, a fly shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They also became Regional Business Managers for Orvis, and Orvis Chairman Perk Perkins remembers “the amazing job he and Nancy did for us in the Midwest.” As an author, Pobst focused on the insects that trout eat, and his books include Trout Stream Insects: An Orvis Streamside Guide, Orvis Vest Pocket Guide to Mayflies: An Illustrated Reference To The Most Important Hatches Of North America, and The Caddisfly Handbook: An Orvis Streamside Guide. His autobiography, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trout Stream: 40 Years Trout Fishing in Europe and North America was published in 2011. This compact little book, with more than 120 full-color photographs of the most important trout-stream insects, is a must for all fly fishermen, nationwide. Its crisp text offers basic information on trout-stream entomology and hatching cycles, and gives full information about all the major American mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, and midges - their description, behavior, and fishing potential. Each natural fly is shown in its three chief stages - nymph, dun, and spinner - in full color; helpful charts, diagrams, and actual-size silhouettes enhance the text of this invaluable book. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Field Guide, Reference Works, Trout Fishing, Insects, Streams, Mayflies, Caddisflies, Stoneflies, Hatches, Terrestrials, Midge