The Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams has been a long time in the making. Aquatic biologist and teacher, Ann Miller has dedicated her time to gather, raise, and photograph insects in the various life cycles of each insect and it has been worth the wait. It is hard to fathom that one person put all this together from research to photography into the most comprehensive books on aquatic entomology for fly anglers to date.
The book is an absolute must have for someone just starting in fly fishing, or a long time fly angler. The easy to carry size fits into your fly vest to make it perfect for on-stream use. This easy to read guide will answer all of your questions when it comes to the size and shape of aquatic insects and the corresponding photos of the flies tied by some of the best fly tyers in the Midwest. I have learned so much more about the area flies, and life cycles that I was not aware of prior to reading Ann's book. I plan on carrying one in the boat and have another copy on my fly tying bench to help me better design the flies I tie. I urge you to pick up your own copy of The Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams and get serious about hatches. This guide is so comprehensive, don't let the "Upper Midwest" portion of the title fool you. Pick up a copy for yourself and one for a friend, it is a great tool for trout anglers. Learn more about the life cycles of the hatches you fish.