Flyfisher's Guide to Florida Keys and the Everglades

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885106742
  • Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,310,992
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Taking The Heat 1
What To Expect 4
The Keys by Region 4
Using This Book 7
Definitions 8
X Does Not Mark The Spot 9
Reading Maps and Charts 9
Gamefish 10
The Shallows Gang 12
Bonefish 13
Permit 13
Tarpon 14
Redfish 15
Snook 15
Spotted Seatrout 16
Ladyfish 17
Jack Crevalle 17
Black Drum 18
Sharks 18
The Depth Challenged 19
Barracuda 19
Spanish Mackerel 19
Cero Mackerel 20
Snappers 20
Groupers 21
Cobia 21
Sharks 22
Dwellers of the Deep 23
Dolphin 23
Tunas 24
Sailfish 25
King Mackerel 25
Wahoo 26
Groupers 27
Snappers 27
Amberjacks 27
More Sharks 28
Blue Marlin 28
Baitfish 28
Preparation Leads to Success 31
Travel Hub City Information 35
Fort Lauderdale 35
Miami 36
Key Biscayne 38
Professional Help 39
Thoughts on Fishing Tackle 43
Recommended Tackle Chart 49
Other Gear 50
Travel Gear Checklist 52
Flies Are Only Food 53
Tarpon 53
Bonefish and Permit 55
Other Fish 58
Recommended Flies 65
Fly Leaders For The Salt 66
For Lesser Fish 68
Knots For All Reasons 69
The Uni-Knot 69
Hints 70
The Spider Hitch 70
Handling The Shock 71
The Huffnagle Knot 72
The Albright Knot 74
The Bimini Twist 75
Chart Your Way to Success 76
A Word on Navigation 83
It All Depends on the Weather 85
When the Fish Are Here 88
Fish Species Chart 90
Monthly Hopes 91
January 1999 91
February 1999 94
March 2000 97
April 1999 100
May 1999 103
June 2000 106
July 2000 109
August 2000 111
September 2000 114
October 2000 117
November 1999 119
December 1999 122
Tides Are the Key 126
Putting It All Together 130
The Biggest Fish 132
The Options Are Endless 135
Finding Fish: An Advanced Degree 137
Spotting Fish 143
It's The Shot That Counts 150
Back to Basics 153
Presentation 156
Sidebar: The Roadblocks Between Fish and Angler 158
The Bite And The Fight 161
Chumming 164
Chasing Jaws 166
A New Hammerhead Legend 170
Efficient Hunters 171
Prepping for a Record 172
Doing It Alone 172
A Basic Primer For The Deep Blue Sea 174
You Should Have Been Here Last Year 179
The Florida Keys Island Chain
The Northern Fringe Keys 182
The Northern Fringe Keys 184
Florida City 191
Homestead 191
Key Largo Overview 192
Key Largo 194
Key Largo Hub City 200
Tavernier Hub City 204
Islamorada 206
Islamorada: The Sportfishing Capital of the World 208
Around the Village 213
Long Key: A Change of Pace 214
Islamorada Hub City 218
Alone With Tarpon 222
Everglades, The 226
Everglades National Park: A Step Back in Time 228
A Note to the Reader 228
Where to Begin 233
The Final Frontier 238
Everglades Hub Information 246
The Middle Keys 248
The Middle Keys 250
On Water 251
On The Other Side 256
The Big Bridge 257
Marathon Hub City 261
The Lower Keys 266
The Lower Keys 268
Big Pine Key Hub City 286
Key West 290
Key West 292
Key West Hub City 302
The Sanctuary 313
Special Use Areas 314
Defensive Fishing 316
Environmental Concerns 316
Shallow Water Ethics 319
Skiffs: Smaller Is Better for the Flats 321
Poling 323
Trolling Motors 324
Resources 325
Florida Keys Outfitters and Guides 326
The Electronic Angler 333
Marine Symbols 334
About the Artist 339
Index 341
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