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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
a jacket photo of the current edition, as well as a list of contents, and
sometimes a short review.
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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
Casting With Lefty Kreh
by Lefty Kreh, photos by Jay Nichols
Another brilliant offering from Stackpole Books is the 2008 publication of 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
Fishing Knots (W/instructional DVD)
by Lefty Kreh
This is an excellent 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 Add to Cart
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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High Rollers - Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon
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
by Ed Jaworowski and Bob Popovics
Bob Popovics is one of the modern masters of saltwater fly design. In this spectacular book, Popovics and Ed Jaworowski bring us the secrets behind the designs of these incredibly deadly and lifelike fly designs. Not a book for beginning tiers, we nonetheless recommend this to all saltwater fly tiers for the inspiration that it provides. One of our all-time favorite books on saltwater fly designs.