Individual taste in books varies as much as the favorite rod or fly. With that in mind, we hope to review books and videos from the ever-growing fly fishing world, and share them with you. Books will be the best of all worlds, new and old. Many of the old books are now available in reprint, and the wisdom contained is timely today. Others can be found in second-hand book stores, or by mail order dealers. As we find videos we feel are outstanding they will be included. Be assured, reviews are based on what we have actually read, and due to that fact, may not appear weekly.

Februrary 16th, 1998

Saltwater Fly Fishing
Writen and Illustrated by Jeff Currier
Published by Greycliff Publishing

What nice thing to be able to read this "Quick and Easy Guide" sitting on an airplane headed for warm waters. Both JC and I read it. And can honestly say we learned from it.

Many of the basics are in common-sense language a fine introduction to warm water, fly fishing the salt. For the beginner, however there are absences in fish and methods for cold saltwater. (Which are not indicated by the title). A small complaint considering the overall quality of the book.

There are fine watercolor illustrations of fish and flies, good color photos, maps of saltwater fish distribution, lists of what you need to fish for specific fish where, and a very detailed section on knots for the salt.

I particularly liked the sections on casting and the hooking and playing of fish. Most of us don't have the experience on our home waters of tying into big, strong, aggressive fish commonly found in the saltwater. Jeff Currier has made it seem simple. ~ DB

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