Fly Rodding the Coast

Fly Rodding the Coast

by Ed Mitchell


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• First time in paperback • Complete guide for experienced and novice saltwater anglers Anglers who have accepted the challenge of fly fishing the salt will find in Fly Rodding the Coast everything they need to know. In this complete guide to catching striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and little tunny on the fly, Ed Mitchell discusses the essentials of saltwater fly fishing: how to read the water, the weather, and the shoreline; how to fish from the beach or a boat; and how to find the best places to wet a line. The behavior and range of the quarry, the best ways to catch them, and details on how to land the fish prepare the angler for this type of fishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811726177
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ed Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Fly Fisherman, Saltwater Sportsman, and Fly Fishing Quarterly. He lives in New England.

Table of Contents

1.Tides: What the Fly Rodder Needs to Know3
2.Reading Beaches15
3.Reading Rips61
4.Reading Points of Land75
5.Reading Estuaries87
6.Reading Man-made Structures105
7.Reading the Weather121
8.Matching the Marine: Baitfish and Beyond131
9.Saltwater Flies: A Selection for New England155
10.Saltwater Tackle167
12.Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, and Little Tunny209
13.Fighting Your Quarry: From Start to Finish243
14.Fishing at Night261
15.Saltwater Fly Casting275
16.New England Planner293
17.Marine Conservation305

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