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Fly Fishing for Bonefish Paperback – November 1, 2003

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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 temperature, tide, and weather all affect fish movement. He instructs how to target cruising and tailing fish, which stripping 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 tyers in the world, including Carl Richards, Craig Mathews, Jack Gartside, Jeffrey Cardenas, Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, Tim Borski, and Jim Orthwein, among others.

The author also catalogs major bonefish destinations around the world. With its many 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 ?y fishing.
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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.
An especially interesting section treats 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 many others. Brown also catalogs major bonefish destinations around the world.
With its hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs (the color sections on how to spot fish are exceptionally valuable), dozens of line drawings by Bob White, and a crisp, authoritative, and extensive text, Fly Fishing for Bonefish is the definitive book on what may well be the ultimate chal+enge in fly fishing.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (November 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592280773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592280773
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,094,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is the most complete guide to bonefishing written to date. For those of us who are addicted to fly fishing for bonefish, this book goes on every trip to the flats. There are a few more recently-written bonefishing books, with updated tackle and location descriptions, but Dick Brown's book is the most complete for learning what to expect on the flats--wading or in a boat. Great photos and drawings of different scenarios when fish are spotted, and tips on spotting fish in different wind, cloud, and temperature conditions. The book has brief descriptions of bonefishing destinations, the best times to go, and what to expect once you're there. There is also an interesting discussion of the bonefish's diet based on a recent scientific study of what bonefish eat. I've flipped through this book so many times, the pages are falling out. If you've ever been fly fishing for bonefish or you are considering going, get this book first.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an essential book for any person interested in Bonefish. It explains habitat, techniques and fishing areas clearly. Mr. Brown has a love of the sport and this clearly shows through in the text and photos. Highly Recommended !
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Dick Brown's book is a real good one, but the best comprehensive text for the avid angler hunting bones is the one written by Chico and contributing author, Aaron Adams. Dick Brown's book is an excellent addition that also covers alot, but in less depth than Chico's book. Still a real valuble and worthwhile addition to your library.
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Dick Brown has done for bonefish what other renowned authors have done for trout and salmon: provided readers with a comprehensive look at the species including the bonefish's life history, angling history, and a thoughtful, knowledgable examination of the best current thinking on prime locations and angling methods. This book is, of course, well-known among devotees of flats fishing. It also deserves a place on the shelf of anyone - scientist or lay person - who simply enjoys reading about fish and their environs. Lots of easy-to-digest charts regarding bonefish diet, feeding habits and so forth, lots of excellent photographs, clear explanations and recommendations regarding gear and fishing styles, and lots and lots and lots of specifics about fly patterns, including color plates and fly-tying recipes.

By all means if you wish to have the best possible chance of making your upcoming bonefish trip a successful one, arm yourself with Fly Fishing for Bonefish. This book will be around for a very long time.
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bought this as a gift, he loved it. This author is well known and I basically bought this book because my father who is a very avid fisherman wanted it. He has loved it and it sounds like this author is well known in the fly fishing world. Great price of course.
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By A Customer on November 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I am a fairly experienced fly tier. This book is admittedly not for beginners, it assumes proficiency. It is well thought out, well set out, has great analysis of flies and their qualities, terrific sections on types of material and their characteristics, just the info that fly tier wants (invaluable for those new to saltwater fly tying). This is an outstanding book
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By A Customer on September 11, 2003
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I am a long time fisherman, but new at fly fishing for bonefish. This book has been wonderful for me to better understand what I am doing. This book tells you pretty much everything you need to know and much more. I enjoyed Brown's writing as well as the section in the back where world-renowned experts give their advice also. A must read for any bonefisherman.
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Format: Hardcover
I read it after Fly-fishing for bonefish by Chico Fernandez which is one the best book on fishing I have ever read.
This one is very interesting but I feel like everything is said at least twice which is a good teaching principle but as I already read all of this in Chico's it's a little too much!
I'm not completely dumb and I understood at the first time that I must not throw my fly directly on the bonefish's head or ... behind it. I don't need to read it 5 times! I'm sure that as a guide, Dick has said that thousand (even million) of times and he feels like he must repeat it "ad libitum". Or is it an attempt to create neuro linguistic programming's anchors to the next generation ?

at the same time it explores some of the themes that Chico don't even touch and some of them are very interesting particularly sighting fish or simply wading hazards

honestly it is a good book ( but I still prefer Chico's ;-)
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