Bonefish Fly Patterns

By Dick Brown

This new and revised edition of is the most comprehensive collection of bonefish flies ever published, displaying fly designs from such world-class flats anglers and guides as Winston Moore, Jim Orthwein (four-time bonefish world record holder), Steve Huff, Harry Spear, Rick Ruoff, Del Brown, John Goddard, Barry and Cathy Beck, Lou Tabory, Tim Borski, Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh, Tom McGuane, Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, Vic Gaspeny, Dave Skok, Eric Peterson, Patrick Dorsey, Aaron Adams, and many, many more. All-color format, 197 color photos & drawings; 7x9 inches, 304 pgs.


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The book includes 197 full-color photographs—one for each featured pattern, some published here for the first time. Each fly profile is listed with its creator's authentic recipe and tying tips. Also included are tying sequences for important patterns, a discussion of design trends, a materials glossary, and a list of sources for materials, custom flies, and off-the-shelf patterns. Additionally, Dick Brown describes fly selection for various destinations, habitats, and conditions, and advises anglers on how to present flies and what prey they portray.

About The Author
Dick Brown
has stalked bonefish—as well as permit, tarpon, snook, and other tropical saltwater species—for over 30 years, fishing extensively in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific, Venezuela, and Florida Keys. He is one the foremost authorities on bonefish and author of Fly Fishing for Bonefish and Bonefish Fly Patterns considered by many to be the bibles on this great game fish. Both books are available in new revised editions from Lyons Press featuring the latest discoveries in bonefish behavior and prey preferences as well as new angling techniques, strategy, equipment, and dozens of new flies.

Dick is a featured speaker at national fly fishing shows and he gives presentations and teaches clinics at many angling clubs and retailers around the US. He is also an innovative fly designer, tyer, and authority on bonefish patterns. He has created several signature flats flies including the Beady Crab, the Hare Trigger, the Strip Tease, the Phantom Crab, and the Slinky Toad.

Dick writes articles for most major angling magazines including Salt Water Sportsman, American Angler, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, Saltwater Fly Fishing, the Atlantic Salmon Journal, and The Yale Angler's Journal. He has also contributed to a number of other angling books, including Bob Veverka's Innovative Saltwater Flies, Mitchell Beasley's The Complete Book of Fly-Fishing, Alan Robinson's Saltwater Grand Slam, Salt Water Sportsman's Saltwater Fishing Tactics, and Bill Cummings' Atlantic Salmon Fishing.

In addition, Dick has fished for Atlantic salmon in Canada's maritime provinces and for trout and steelhead in the American West and Northwest. He lives on the north shore of Massachusetts where he and his wife, Carol Wright, pursue striped bass, bluefish, and other inshore species, when they're not exploring bonefish and permit flats to the south or the salmon rivers of Canada.

Dick is an executive board member of the New England Saltwater Fly Rodders and a member of the International Game Fish Association, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, United Fly Tyers, Trout Unlimited, and Stripers Forever. He has also served on the Board of Directors of New England Fly Tyers. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a joint B.A. in English and history, and he is a graduate of Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business Executive Program. He spent much of his business career in the computer industry, running worldwide marketing and communications for a Fortune 500 computer firm and as CEO and


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