Reviewed by James Castwell
This will not be an easy review to write. In
fact I have already called the author and
complimented him on it, not a thing I often do.
Most books have something wrong with them, makes
for easy evaluation. Not so, this one. Perhaps
because of my deep interest in the main subject
I was able to stay riveted page by page, finding
agreement with each and every statement he made.
Oh, sure I suppose if I worked really hard I could
find something I did not agree with, but that is
not how I judge books. It's not how much is wrong,
but rather, how much is right. Trust me, this author
knows his bonz. You can take this as fact. In my
opinion, if you are even contemplating going after
bonefish, no matter where, get this book.
Bonefishing will be one of the most
important parts of your arsenal. It is not a luxury,
it is a necessity. It will not cost you, it will save
you. It will definitely improve any bone-fishing trip
you may go on. I would love to give you one of the
many short stories from the book but that might spoil
them for you. Well written, accurate, humorous.
Here, however is one quote you can take to heart:
"Fly fishing for bonefish is easy. It does not require
mythical prowess or exceptional angling skills. It is
mush less complicated and technical than fly fishing
for trout. Neophyte anglers often hook bonefish on
thier first adventure." This book tells you where,
when, and how to do it.
There is information on how to fish and where to fish.
From the Bahamas to Cuba to Belize to Christmas Island
and beyond, it's all there.
I was surprised by the depth of pictures. Pictures
depicting things relevant to the subject, not just
random shots of nice fish and sunsets. My congratulations
to Brian O'Keefe who is most responsible for them.
You may find it at your local fly-shop, but if not
you can get it directly from the author. Again, I
realize I have not revealed much of the content, I
want it all to be new and fresh for you when you get
your copy. I have many other books on the subject,
none are in Kaufmann's class.
Even if you only think you may someday be interested
in the sport, check this one out and see why so many
of us are addicted to bonz. ~ JC
Hard cover 415 pages, all color
Size: 9" x 11 1/2"
Published by Western Fisherman's Press
P.O. Box 357, Moose, Wyoming 83012