The book is in the "coffee table" format, was originally published in 2007 and is 222 pages long. I normally avoid coffee table books, because of their size they get in the way when I want to
Ten chapters fill the book and cover topics from an introduction to the species, to fly pattern suggestions, to my personal favorite: "Ten Tips to Catch a Trophy." What are the ten tips? Well I can't say if I'd like to avoid a summons but I think they are worth your while techniques and strategies that may put you over the top. Another helpful chapter was "What They Eat," in which the author outlines a handful of prominent dinners. Most of those are no secret, but the chapter also provides a fly pattern and fly recipe for each food item.
The other way I am confident this book is an easy read is how quickly I conquered it. It took about six or seven bedtime stories to wrap things up. I even think some of the information stuck to my dense skull. For example, I've always lamented about bass getting lock jaw during bright sunny days. In this book, Clouser provides some insight into the phenomenon and even some tips on how to coax 'em to bite under a blue bird sky. That is the single most valuable bit of information I was able to take from the book. What will you find out?
Disclaimer: As with all reviews on Lunker Hunt, the preceding review is my honest opinion, I received Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and Streams as a Christmas present from my in-laws. I assume they paid something for it but I don't really care how much. Lunker Hunt is not sponsored by or associated with the author or publisher and is accepting no compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review. My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.