Fly Fishing Long Island: A Comprehensive Guide to Freshwater & Saltwater Angling

Fly Fishing Long Island: A Comprehensive Guide to Freshwater & Saltwater Angling

by Angelo Peluso




The fertile waters of Long Island Sound defines the character and scope of the Island's angling potential.

Long Island—the Montauk area in particular—has been discovered as a world-renowned saltwater fly fishing destination. The fall runs of striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore draw anglers from far and near. The island also has world-class freshwater fisheries with such exotic opportunities as sea-run brown and rainbow trout. Bass and panfish abound in lakes and ponds. Yet, until now no one has done a comprehensive guide to the amazing fly fishing opportunities Long Island has to offer. Peluso will tell you everything you need to know from where to go to how to catch the big one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881507591
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Series: Countryman Guide Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Angelo Peluso has fly-fished along the entire East Coast of the United States, as well as other destinations throughout the United States, the Yucatan, Bahamas, and Canada. He is a frequent contributor to many local, regional, and national magazines and writes a weekly fishing and outdoors column. His three most recent books—Saltwater Flies of the Northeast, Fly Fishing Long Island, and Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast—have received national acclaim. He is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and has written for Field & Stream, Fly Rod and Reel, and American Angler.

Table of Contents

Prologue     11
Introduction     15
Fly Fishing for Trout on Long Island     20
The Spring Creek Trilogy
The Connetquot River
Long Island's Winter Trout Surprise
The Carmans River
The Nissequogue River
Other Trout Waters
Warmwater Fly Fishing on Long Island     56
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
How to Fly-Fish for Long Island's Warmwater Bass
Other Warmwater Opportunities
Long Island's Hidden Bass
Structure Your Fly Fishing
Warmwater Fly-Fishing Locations: Where to Go
Saltwater Fly Fishing on Long Island     95
A Bounty of Saltwater Gamefish
Stuped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)
Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis)
Atlantic Benito (Sarda sarda)
False Albacore (Euthynnyus alletteratus)
Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculates)
Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
Hickory Shad (Alosa mediocris)
Fluke (Paralichthys dentatus)
Other Opportunities
The Bait and the Flies     126
Sand Eel
Atlantic Silverside
Atlantic Menhaden
Peanut Bunker
Bay Anchovy
American Eel
Atlantic Mackerel
Clam Worm
Herring and Alewife
Miscellaneous Baits
Patterns for Success: Made on Long Island     150
The Crease Fly
A Study in Baitfish
Epoxy Baitfish and the Art of Acrylics
World-Famous Innovator
Haag Hair and a Devil's Sauce
Fly Fishing the Long Island Grand Slam     160
The Foxy Bone-A Fly for the Long Island Pelagics
Long Island's Overlooked Fly-Rod Fish     168
Saltwater Destinations: A Journey Around Long Island     174
Staten Island, Brooldyn, and Queens
The North Shore and North Fork
The East End
The South Shore
Seasonal Observations     223
Hail the Dog Days of Summer
The Magic of the Fall
Some "Sound" Advice
The Extended Season: Herring Put the Game into Overtime
Fly-Fishing Resources Center     236
Fly Tyers
Shops and Outfitters
Clubs and Organizations
Index     247

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