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February 21st, 2000

Bass Bug Fishing
By William B. Tapply
Published by The Lyons Press
123 West 18 Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 620-9580
Fax: (212) 929-1836



Bass bug fishing is the most exciting way to catch America's favorite game fish - the black bass. These hard-fighting fish can be found in all forty-eight contiguous states: in cold, deep northern lake, quick-moving streams, ponds, reservoirs, mightly river, and tiny creeks. No method of fishing them is more productive - or fun - than using the surface bug.

Bass Bug Fishing covers everything that anglers need to know to enjoy the thrill of fly rodding for bass. The author, William G. Tapply, (yes, son of that Tapply), explores the history of bass bugs; the behavior of bass at various times of day and season; when and where to fish; how to recognize good bugging water; what type of gear is needed; tactics, techniques, and tricks; and the art of bug making. With color and black-and-white photos throughout, Bass Bug Fishing will help anyone who uses a fly rod to fish for bass.

Bass Bug Fishing

Written by a long-time bass fisherman (who is also an award-winning mystery novelist) Bass Bug Fishing eloquently explains the joy of bugging and the long history of the technique, which was used by Native Americans long before the arrival of Europeans.

Bass Bug Fishing is the first book in fifty years devoted to top-water fly fishing for both small and largemouth bass. Every bass angler should have a copy of this definitive book. There is an excerpt from Bass Bug Fishing in our Eye of the Guide series. Check it out! Watch for one of the terrific 'bugs' on the Fly of the Week soon!

Bass enthusatiast or not, it's a great read! ~ DB

Bass Bug Fishing
176 pages
Hard Bound: $25.00 US
ISBN I-55821-789-4
Published by The Lyons Press 123 West 18 Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 620-9580
Fax: (212) 929-1836

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