March 22, 2012
Marine researcher Aaron Adams shares his knowledge about sea grass, mangroves, salt marshes, oyster bars, shorelines, beaches, sand flats, and coral reefs from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida coast, to give reader swhat they need to know to fish for tropical, subtropical, and warm-water species. Behavior, life cycles, and fishing tips for 25 marine gamefish and their prey are included. Species include red drum, spotted seatrout, permit, bonefish, snook, tarpon, barracuda, snapper, ladyfish, weakfish, bluefish, striped bass, cobia, cero mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and jacks.
The updated and revised new edition contains new chapters as well as an all-new art program.
For Aaron Adams, the line between science and fishing blurred long ago, and Adams uses his fish research to formulate his fishing strategies, and his fishing to help guide some of his research. Adams has a Ph.D. in environmental biology, holds a Coast Guard Captain's license, and has lived, worked, and fished in Maryland, North Carolina, California, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Massachusetts, and Florida, and conducted fish research throughout the Caribbean. He is presently a Senior Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory and Director of Operations for the non-profit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.
This remarkable book is for everyone who fishes with a fly rod—or wants to learn. In its first edition, Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Techniques became an instant classic, revolutionizing the art form of fly casting and changing how an entire generation approached the sport. Now, with Joan Wulff's New Fly Casting Techniques, Joan brings her pioneering set of casting “mechanics” to a new audience, offering precise descriptive terms for every part of the cast. Sections are included on improving accuracy and distance, loop control, shooting lines, aerial mending, the double haul, correcting common mistakes, and more. With improvements and refinements on her original techniques, and with a set of extraordinary drawings by David Shepherd, this becomes the most comprehensive book ever written on fly casting.
Joan Wulff is the first instructor to unravel the mystery of fly casting to the point of pioneering a set of mechanics. These were presented in her book, Fly Casting Techniques (1987). She is also the author of Joan Wulff's Fly Fishing: Expert Advice from a Woman's Perspective (1991), and Fly Casting Accuracy (1997). Her fly casting column appears in FLY ROD & REEL magazine.