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of fine titles to inform, instruct, and entertain you. The titles shown below are our "staff
picks" - books and DVDs that can help you improve your angling skills, and bring you greater enjoyment both
on and off the water. We offer books on fly tying, knot tying, and both general and specific
titles about a variety of fish species and angling techniques. Wherever possible, we have included
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Bonefish Fly Patterns
by Dick Brown
Tying, Selecting, and Fishing all the Best Bonefish Flies from Today's
Bonefish Fly Patterns (Dick Brown) $49.95 Add to Cart
Now Back In Print! We have been waiting for the book to come back in print for several years now, and it is finally here. Dick Brown is one of the sources that we always turn to when we're thinking about flies for bonefish. Dick Brown has spent a huge number of days on the water bonefishing, and
the fact that he is willing to share what he has learned about bonefish and bonefish flies
in an excellent book is a a testament to his fine character - Brown's books speak to his
skills as an angler, and this newly revised and updated edition contains nearly 200 of the world's best bonefish flies.
- Chris Windram
1. Fly Characteristics: What makes a good bonefish fly good?
2. Profiles of 197 Flies: Recipies, tying notes, prey suggested, destinations fished, presentation advice
3. Selecting Bonefish Flies: For major locations and prey, and for different depths, light levels, and wind conditions
4. Tying Sequences: Mastering these step-by-step instructions will teach you to tie most bonefish flies
5. Design Alternatives and Trends: New directions in materials and designs
6. Fly Materials: A glossary of the essential bonefish fly-tying materials
7. Sources: Where to find flies, custom tiers, and materials
by Randall Kaufmann
Photography by Brian O"Keefe
Fly Fishing the Flats- Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Trevally
Randall Kaufmann's "Magnum Opus" - this is one of the finest books ever written covering a single species of gamefish. Randall Kaufmann has a passion for bonefishing, and he has put his heart and soul into this book. In 415 pages he thoroughly covers a huge range of topics that affect bonefishing - the list of contents shown below will give a good idea of everything covered in the book. Full-color photographs by Brian O'Keefe grace almost every single page, alongside many fine illustrations by Mike Stidham. In short, this book is in our opinion one of the most beautiful saltwater fly fishing books ever written - for one of the most popular species. - Chris Windram
Bonefishing (Randall Kaufmann) $79.95 Temporarily out of stock
2. Angling History
3. Natural History
4. Types of Flats - Habitat
6. Geography of Flats
7. Weather and Temperature
10. Choosing a Fly
13. Presentation and Angling Strategies
14. The Retrieve
15. Fishing For Other Flats Visitors
16. Hooking, Landing, and Releasing
17. Tackle and Gear
24. Cayman Islands
25. Christmas Island
27. Florida Keys
28. Kanton Island
29. Los Roques
32. Getting Into the Sport
34. Last Cast
Casting With Lefty Kreh
by Lefty Kreh, photos by Jay Nichols
Another brilliant offering from Stackpole Books is the brand new (fall, 2008) title: Casting With Lefty Kreh. The world's finest casting instructor, Lefty Kreh has authored many books on fly casting before, but never one like this! This comprehensive book features over 1200 color photographs fully illustrating the principles of fly casting. Sections include tutorials on specific casts including roll-casts, hauling, casting in windy conditions, dealing with weighted flies and lines, and so much more! From the basics of holding the rod properly, to the most advanced special situations and "trick" casts, this book covers it all in a way that has not been done before, and is sure to become the definitive edition for fly casters of all levels. A real bonus that we especially enjoyed was the section illustrating proper casting form to prevent shoulder injury. My own casting improved just by reading this book! - Chris Windram
Casting with Lefty Kreh $59.95 Add to Cart
by Bob Clouser, photos by Jay Nichols
Tying and Fishing the Fly Patterns of Bob Clouser
Stackpole Books has done it again in bringing us the long-awaited guide to the flies of legend Bob Clouser. Bob lays out his directions for tying his most popular fly patterns accompanied by expertly done photographs by Jay Nichols (who once tied flies for Saltwaterflies.com!). Includes the most popular saltwater fly in the world; the Clouser Deep Minnow, along with other key fresh and saltwater patterns. Included is lots of valuable and entertaining information by Bob Clouser about fishing his flies.
Clouser's Flies $39.95 Add to Cart
by Tom Gilmore
A Comprehensive Guide to Fly Fishing's Hottest Fish
False Albacore, albies, fat alberts, bonito. Whatever name you give 'em, they are one of the most exciting flyrod fish anywhere, and folks living on the East coast of North America are especially lucky to have fine fisheries for False Albacore...hot spots include Massachusetts & Rhode Island, New York & New Jersey, North Carolina, and Florida. Tom Gilmore has covered all the bases in this fine book, from flies and tackle, to finding the fish, to great info on the best locations. Those of us here at Saltwaterflies.com have a very special place in our hearts for these fish, and we thank Tom Gilmore for sharing the information in his excellent book with all of us. - Chris Windram (Anglers interested in seeing photos of False Albacore on this site should visit our 2000 Saltwater Fly Fishing Photos and 2003-2005 Saltwater Fly Fishing Photos pages!
False Albacore (Tom Gilmore) $35.00 Add to Cart
1. Saltwater Fly Fishing
2. False Albacore, the Fish
3. Finding Fish
4. Tools of the Trade
5. Important East Coast Baitfish
6. Fly Patterns and Design
7. Delivering the Groceries: Fishing Tactics and Techniques
8. Battle Plans
9. Related Species
10. Cape Cod and the Islands
11. Rhode Island's Breachways and Connecticut's Rips
12. The South Shore of Long Island and New Jersey's Jetty Country
13. North Carolina's Outer Banks
14. Florida's East Coast and the Keys
Fishing Knots (W/instructional DVD)
by Lefty Kreh
New for 2007 is this fine, updated book on fishing knots and knot tying by the master of the subject - Lefty Kreh. Spiralbound edition lays flat for ease of use, and includes an instructional DVD that features demonstrations of the knots shown in the book - you can't beat that! With a focus on knots for fly fishing and light tackle, this book includes all the knots you'll need to rig by the strongest and most modern methods, including knots for use in the new high-tech braided lines. This book also shows how to rig the entire fly line system including braided loops. The finest guide yet in our opinion, demonstrating the best knots for fly and light tackle fishermen.
Hardcover (W/instructional DVD)
Fishing Knots (Lefty Kreh) $24.95 Temporarily out of stock
1. Basic Knots
2. Connecting Lines
4. Lines and Leaders
5. Wire Knots
8. Attaching Hooks, Swivels, and Flies
Fishing Knots (Lefty Kreh) $24.95 Temporarily out of stock
Fly Fishing For Bonefish
by Dick Brown
This is one of our favorite titles on bonefish...Dick Brown
has written a very straightforward, practical, and entertaining book.
With chapters on finding fish, choosing and presenting flies, destinations,
and more. Dick Brown has spent thousands of hours pursuing the elusive Gray Ghost of the
flats, and it shows. In this book he generously shares his vast knowlege of bonefish with us.
This is a newly revised 2008 edition with many updates on scores of new developments including: new bonefish research, new feeding behavior data, prey preferences discovered, newly created fly patterns, recent destination changes, better fish spotting techniques, info on new equipment available, and much, much more. Dick covers today’s most difficult flats challenges with advice on how to sight fish with cloud cover, cast in wind, know when to strike, see fish better, and wade more effectively. The equipment section is all new and the fly pattern sections were expanded to include today’s hottest flats flies. The book features color photographs throughout.
Praise for the first edition:
"A classic - Dick Brown tells virtually everything a fly fisher needs to know about the sport ... a superb book."
-John Randolph, Fly Fisherman Magazine
"It is hard to imagine a more thorough treatise."
-Salt Water Sportsman
"If you are into bonefishing, or thinking about it, I recommend reading both Brown and Kaufmann. If you have time or inclination for only one, then read Brown."
-Bob Berls, The Anglers Club of New York Bulletin
Fly Fishing for Bonefish (Dick Brown) $39.95
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Fly Rodding the Coast
by Ed Mitchell
Ed Mitchell's first book on coastal saltwater fly fishing contains a wealth of useful information for anyone interested in saltwater fly rodding nearshore waters. With an emphasis on basic techniques and wade fishing, this book is especially useful for anglers in New England. Ed Mitchell has fished the New England shoreline extensively, and in this edition he brings us page after page of the tips and tricks needed to land New England's finest gamefish, the striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and false albacore.