Fly Fishing for Bonefish

Fly Fishing for Bonefish

by Dick Brown

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Overview

Fly Fishing for Bonefish by Dick Brown

Fly Fishing for Bonefish offers a definitive profile of this elusive fish and thoroughly dissects the skills needed to catch it. Brown shows how to find and see bonefish: how to spot feeding and mudding signs; the camouflage techniques the fish adopts; the effects of tide, temperature, and weather on where the fish will be; and how it can be spotted. Then he gives helpful advice on how to fish cruising or tailing fish, which stripping techniques work best, how to set drag, and the most effective ways to strike and fight bonefish. An especially interesting section treats fly selection and design -- with color plates of more than seventy patterns tied by some of the most innovative fly developers, including Carl Richards, Craig Mathews, Jack Gartside, Jeffrey Cardenas, Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, Tim Borski, Jim Orthwein, and many others. Brown also catalogs major bonefish destinations around the world. With its hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs (the color sections on how to spot fish are exceptionally valuable), dozens of line drawings by Bob White, and a crisp, authoritative, and extensive text, Fly Fishing for Bonefish is the definitive book on what may well be the ultimate challenge in fly fishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599210469
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Edition description: New and Revised
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dick Brown headed corporate communications for a Fortune 500 computer company before retiring to pursue his two favorite gamefish, Atlantic salmon and bonefish. He has bonefished in Bimini, Andros, the Bahamas, and the Florida Keys.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxiii
1Fly Fishing for Bonefish: The Ultimate Challenge in Angling1
2Understanding the Bonefish12
3What Bonefish Eat39
4Reading Bonefish Water63
5Finding and Seeing Bonefish86
6Selecting Bonefish Flies105
7Casting to Bonefish139
8Hooking, Playing, and Releasing160
9Wading for Bonefish177
10Fly Fishing Equipment188
11Personal Gear, Clothing, and Other Tackle213
12Tying Bonefish Flies222
13Bonefishing Destinations250
14Advice from Some Veterans of the Flats292
Bibliography321
Index327

Recipe

Fly Fishing for Bonefish offers a definitive profile of this elusive fish and thoroughly describes the skills needed to catch it. Author Dick Brown shows how to find and see bonefish—how to spot feeding and mudding signs; how to understand the camouflage techniques the fish employs; and how temperature, tide, and weather all affect fish movement. He instructs how to target cruising and tailing fish, which stripping techniques work best, how to set your drag, and the most effective ways to strike and fight bonefish. An especially crucial section instructs the reader on fly selection and design, with color plates of more than seventy patterns tied by some of the most innovative fly tyers in the world, including Carl Richards, Craig Mathews, Jack Gartside, Jeffrey Cardenas, Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, Tim Borski, and Jim Orthwein, among others.
 
The author also catalogs major bonefish destinations around the world. With its many photographs, dozens of line drawings by Bob White, and authoritative and extensive text, Fly Fishing for Bonefish is the definitive book on the species that is one of the greatest challenges in ?y fishing.

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