Chasing the lightning-fast bonefish across the south Pacific, Florida, and the Caribbean is for many anglers a near obsession, and this is the handbook to such fly-fishing adventure. Author Dick Brown, a widely experienced bonefisher and fly tyer who writes for several angling journals, offers keen advice for successful bonefishing – both his insights and those of other experts such as Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, and Stu Apte. Brown and his cohorts help the reader spot, stalk, cast to and strike this most wily, challenging quarry. He also analyzes the use of numerous flies, telling which patterns work best and when, and details superb bonefishing destinations with fully up-to-date information. Softcover; Full color t/out & B&W photos; 7.5×9.2 inches; 368 pages.
No brand of fly fishing challenges anglers more than stalking bonefish on tropical saltwater flats. 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 striping techniques work best, how to set drag, and the most effective ways to strike and fight bonefish.
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 tide, temperature, and weather all affect fish movement. He instructs how to target cruising and tailing fish, which striping 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 developers, including Carl Richards, Craig Mathews, Jack Gartside, Jeffrey Cardenas, Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, Tim Borski, Jim Orthwein, and and a number of others.
With its many color and black-and-white 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 fly fishing.
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. He also catalogs major bonefish destinations around the world.