Fly-Fishing for Bonefish, Chico Fernandez
Fly-Fishing for Bonefish covers the biology of Bonefish, what they eat, and how tide influences fishing. A section of the book dedicated to fly-fishing gear describes specific flies, lines, rods, reels, and more. Special attention is given to configuring the optimal leaders and how to rig your tackle to deliver more fish. Chico Fernandez explains how to hunt for Bonefish, casting techniques, retrieving fish, hooking up, fighting, landing, and how to release Bonefish safely. Included are tips on traveling to the flats and insight on how to better protect our saltwater resources.
If you are new to saltwater fly-fishing or would like to learn more about Bonefish or flats fishing in general, this book is perfect for you! I found myself gripped, anticipating each section, one after another. How tides play such a big role in their feeding pattern, where they hide, and when they choose to eat. Chico talks about what specifically to take on trips, what clothes/ material to wear for weather and fast drying functionality. This book is filled with tips and tricks to stay comfortable through the day and ultimately land more fish.
Keep in mind, this resource is not applicable to Bonefish alone. Great secrets for fishing the flats are included. This means a good portion of the book will apply to Permit, Tarpon, and other species roaming the flats.
Enjoy the book – I know you will as well….