Small Stream Bass provides instruction, wisdom, and practical information for getting off the beaten path, exploring and enjoying America's small and overlooked bass streams. Bass are able to live in many streams that can't support trout. Gifford's book opens up a whole new world of fishing to the traditional trout fisherman. Drawing on years of experience, Gifford explains how to find, evaluate, and analyze a bass stream. The reader will learn how to assess a stream for its fishing potential, and about the habits of bass in such an environment. Gifford also addresses issues of equipment, lures, flies, and how to use them in both deep water and in flats and eddies. Small Stream Bass will give anglers the practical tools they need to get away from the maddening crowds of expensive boats and shoulder-to-shoulder fishing conditions to pursue the incredibly game largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass that inhabit many of America's streams. Small Stream Bass belongs in every fishing book collection in the country.