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Welcome to Saltwaterflies.com's Bookshop! On this page we proudly feature a variety of fine titles to inform, instruct, and entertain you. The titles shown below are our "staff picks" - books that can help you improve your angling skills, and bring you greater enjoyment both on and off the water. Wherever possible, we have included a jacket photo of the current edition, as well as a list of contents, and sometimes a short review.
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Saltwater Fly Fishing Books:

Bonefish Fly Patterns - Dick Brown
Fishing Knots (W/instructional DVD) - Lefty Kreh
Fly Fishing For Bonefish - Dick Brown
High Rollers - Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon - Bill Bishop
Sight Fishing for Striped Bass - Alan Caolo

Bonefish Fly Patterns

by Dick Brown

Tying, Selecting, and Fishing all the Best Bonefish Flies from Today's Best Tiers

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

Contents include:

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

Fly Fishing For Bonefish

by Dick Brown

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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Contents include:

1. Fly Fishing for Bonefish: The Ultimate Challenge in Angling
2. Understanding the Bonefish
3. What Bonefish Eat
4. Reading Bonefish Water
5. Finding and Seeing Bonefish
6. Selecting Bonefish Flies
7. Casting to Bonefish
8. Hooking, Playing and Releasing
9. Wading for Bonefish
10. Fly Fishing Equipment
11. Personal Gear, Clothing, and Other Tackle
12. Tying Bonefish Flies
13. Bonefishing Destinations
14. Advice From Some Veterans of the Flats

Price: $39.95 Add to Cart

High Rollers - Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon

by Bill Bishop

High Rollers by Bill Bishop

One of our favorite books on fly fishing for tarpon, this book features instructions for the most effective traditional and modern techniques for catching giant tarpon on the fly. Noted tarpon angler Sandy Moret says: "This book should go right to the top of the must-read list for both newcomer and veteran tarpon fly anglers. When a master of the sport like Bill (Bishop) shares his techniques with details and humor, I want to read it". We coudn't agree more. If you crave all the right information to tackle giant tarpon on the fly, then let us say that Headwater Books has produced a very handsome, enjoyable, and readable book here, with all the neccessary elements for success distilled into this excellent volume, and we whole-heartedly recommend it. - Chris Windram
Click the photo above to view a larger photo of the front cover - click Here to view the back cover photo.

Contents include:

Chapter 1. Battle!
Chapter 2. Biology and Behavior
Chapter 3. Leaders and Connections
Chapter 4. Flies
Chapter 5. Skiffs
Chapter 6. Running the Boat
Chapter 7. The Hunt
Chapter 8. Body Language
Chapter 9. Staying in the Game
Chapter 10. Casting
Chapter 11. Feeding Fish
Chapter 12. Hook-Sets
Chapter 13. Fighting Fish
Chapter 14. Safe Landings
Chapter 15. Reflections

High Rollers - Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon (Bill Bishop) $29.95 Add to Cart

Sight Fishing For Striped Bass

by Alan Caolo

Sight Fishing for Striped Bass by Alan Caolo

If you crave the thrill of sight fishing for striped bass, then Alan Caolo's book is just the ticket to hours of heart-pounding excitement. Alan probably spends more hours sight fishing for striped bass than any other angler we know about, and in this excellent book he lays out all of the tips and techniques needed to be successful at this exciting game. Chapters on spotting the fish, stalking fish by wading and by boat, fly patterns for sight fishing, a guide to striped bass prey, and so much more. Tons of full color photographs enhance this fine guide to some of the finest sport going!

Sight Fishing For Striped Bass (Alan Caolo) $25.00 Add to Cart

Contents include:
1. Sight Fishing Waters
2. Striped Bass Behavior...
3. Naturals
4. Fly Patterns for Sight Fishing
5. Spotting the Fish
6. Presentation and Retrieve
7. Angling Strategies
8. Tackle and Equipment
9. Sight Fishing Destinations

Price: $25.00 Add to Cart

Why the heck would you buy a book or DVD from us
when you could get it at some online "mega-lo-mart"?

Well, we're hoping that you will because you prefer to do business with folks who care about, and share your passion for saltwater fly fishing. We sell all titles at the publishers' suggested retail price - it would be impossible for us to sell any book or DVD titles for less and still make a buck. We offer the selected titles shown above for the convenience of our customers who wish to improve their angling skills, or just enjoy a few moments' entertainment or relaxation at the end of the day. You can't get the advice, great flies & tying materials, or special services that you'll find at Saltwaterflies.com from the "mega-marts", but you can add a fine book to your order and have it shipped along with all of the other excellent products that you've come to expect from the friendly folks at Saltwaterflies.com!

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