Intended to serve as a reference guide for both beginning and advanced fly anglers and fly tiers, this book is also a window on the world of some of the region's most successful fly fishermen. Angelo Peluso profiles the exceptional flies of more than 100 professional and amateur tiers, guides and captains. Their designs and patterns have been successfully fished regionally--from the southern tip of New Jersey up through the rugged coastline of Maine, and most all locations in between. Within these pages are the "go-to" designs that each contributing fly tier, professional guide and captain uses when the going gets tough.
This comprehensive book contains beautiful photographs and stunning artwork, plus descriptions and recipes for more than 400 of the most effective Northeast saltwater fly patterns being used today. An indispensable guide for fly tying, this book will become a "must-have" for the serious or aspiring saltwater fly tier and fly angler.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Saltwater Flies of the Northeast is comprehensive; it includes all pattern genres, and all eras. This book both captures the state of the art in Northeast saltwater fly pattern development as of 2006, and will serve as a foundation for future fly pattern development--for any geographic region near the sea--by the tiers of tomorrow." ---Alan Caolo, Author Sight-Fishing for Striped Bass
"Angelo's effort is home to the soul of Northeast saltwater fly fishing. Pioneers (Curcione and Popovics), legends (Clouser and Kreh) and local masters like Mikkleson, Becker, Skok and Patlen all cast their imitations in the waters of this invaluable work." ---Bob Lindquist