The View From the Middle Seat
AVAILABLE LATE 2021: TAKING PREORDERS NOW!
We plan to release this book in late 2021. If you preorder the book, we'll get it to you as soon as it is available.
This book will help you become a better angler, more successful in locating, attracting, hooking, and touching the elusive trophies we all seek. Importantly, it will guide your development of lifelong tools, processes of inquiry and analysis, that will enhance your appreciation for nature’s splendor and the magic of its wild creatures.
Trophy angling is now tougher, more critical of our skills and thought, than in past eras. Our streams and lakes, even the seas, are more crowded with anglers. To maximize your enjoyment you need to prepare thoughtfully and hone your skills. The View From the Middle Seat is your tool kit.
8.5"w x 11"h
Hardcover with dust jacket
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ALSO: if ordering from a mobile device and paying for a personalized copy of the book, you will have the opportunity to give Jac the information for the personalized inscription at the end of the ordering process just before finalizing the order. There, you'll find a place to leave a "note to seller" to let Jac know who to sign the book to.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: What They Eat
Chapter 2: Reading the Water
Chapter 3: Conditions and Circumstances
Chapter 4: Successful Retrieves
Chapter 5: Streamer Mystique
Chapter 6: Targeting Trophy Trout
Chapter 7: Adventures with Rodentia
Chapter 8: Warm-water Predators: Pike, Musky, and Bass
Chapter 9: Aquatic Insects
Chapter 10: A Favorite Mayfly Hatch—Hendrickson
Chapter 11: The Drakes
Chapter 12: Witchcraft: The Hex
Chapter 13: Stoneflies
Chapter 14: More Dries
Chapter 15: Terrestrials
FLY TIERS AND THEIR RECIPES
PROFESSIONAL FLY-TYING GURUS
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Jac has given us a clear and concisely written memoir of his vast angling experience wrapped up in a wonderful piece of reference material that anglers of all skill sets can utilize for success on the water. Simply put, if you want to delve into the realm of hunting trophy trout, this book will fill that void and make any angler who reads it ready for that next adventure.”
“I’ve known Jac for over three decades; he’s a total original, cutting his own path, and an out-of-the-box thinker which makes him a great teacher and guide. This book is full of techniques and tips that will improve anyone’s game.”
“In The View From the Middle Seat, Jac shares his wealth of accumulated knowledge, covering the food of trophy fish, the flies, and the techniques needed to catch them. If you are looking for a trophy fish, this book might just give you the edge to be successful!”
“In his boat Jac has a way of putting you at ease even while directing you in the hunt of trophy fish. In his book Jac is able to get those points across in a way that seems like you are having a conversation with an old friend. Jac’s laid-back attitude comes through in his writing; you will have a hard time putting this book down once you start reading . . . Jac Ford is far too humble a man to ever say it himself, but he is a Midwest icon that has likely forgotten more about our sport than most ever figure out in the first place. This book is fly-fishing PhD education thinly veiled as entertainment.”
“Jac’s knowledge and insights can aid the novice and the experienced anglers as well. I’ve had the pleasure, joy (many laughs), and excitement of drifting the Yellowstone and the Pere Marquette with Jac—experiences I will treasure and not forget. The View From the Middle Seat is an adventure, a learning experience that will enhance your fishing game.”