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False Albacore A Comprehensive Guide to Fly Fishing's Hottest Fish

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ISBN-10: 088150520X

ISBN-13: 9780881505207

Edition: 2002

Authors: Tom Gilmore

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Boys of Autumn
Fly Fishing's Hottest Fish
Saltwater Fly Fishing
The Early Days
The Explosion
The Blitz
False Albacore, the Fish
Built for Speed
Feeding Behavior
Eye of an Eagle
Nomads
Finding Fish
Shrink the Playing Field
Got Bait?
Birds as Scouts
Moons and Tides
The Fish Themselves
Tools of the Trade
Rods
Reels
Fly Lines
Leaders and Tippet
Knots
Stripping Baskets
Carrying Your Gear
High and Dry
Documenting Your Catch
Fishing Log
Important East Coast Baitfish
American Sand Lance (Ammodytes americanus)
Bay Anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli)
Atlantic Silverside (Menidia menidia)
Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus)
Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus)
Butterfish (Peprilus triancanthus)
Striped Anchovy (Anchoa hepsetus)
Scaled Sardine (Herenqula pensacolae)
Fly Patterns and Design
Match the Hatch
Weight
Eyes
Traditional Patterns and Natural Materials
Modern Patterns and Synthetic Materials
The Deadly Dozen
Hooks
Delivering the Groceries: Fishing Tactics and Techniques
Reading the Water
Tactics for Shore Fishermen
Tactics for Boat Fishermen
Casting
Retrieves
Battle Plans
Hooking
Clearing Line to the Reel
The Fight
The Release
Related Species
Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda)
Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)
Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus)
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares)
Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)
Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus)
Hot Spots and Happy Hours
Cape Cod and the Islands
Rhode Island's Breachways and Connecticut's Rips
The South Shore of Long Island and New Jersey's Jetty Country
North Carolina's Outer Banks
Florida's East Coast and the Keys
Final Thoughts
Guides, Tackle Shops, Fly Tiers, and Sources of Information
Index