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REDFISH ON THE FLY: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
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REDFISH ON THE FLY: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Author: Capt. John Kumiski
Publisher: ARGONAUT PUB CO., Mar 2007
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-9635118-6-6

Synopsis
Shares: how the fish behave, what tackle & flies to use for every condition, how to find & see fish, how to properly present the fly, what NOT to do, tricks & tactics for skiff fishermen, paddle fishermen, & wade fishermen, how to find & catch BIG reds, & how the top fly fishing guides in every state find & catch redfish. 5.5x8.5 inches, 288 pgs.

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Distills the essence of what Kumiski has learned in over 20 years of fly fishing for redfish, 10 years of guiding fly fishers for refish, & the past year's intensive research into what biologists & other excellent fly fishing guides have to say about redfish.

Shares: how the fish behave, what tackle & flies to use for every condition, how to find & see fish, how to properly present the fly, what NOT to do, tricks & tactics for skiff fishermen, paddle fishermen, & wade fishermen, how to find & catch BIG reds, & how the top fly fishing guides in every state find & catch redfish.

"It's the best book I've done." - Capt. John Kumiski

Table of Contents

Foreword, 5
Acknowledgements, Disclaimer, 6
The Copper Coated Crab Cruncher, 7
Prologue, 8

Section 1, Understanding Redfish, 10
The Biology of Redfish, 10
Anatomy of Redfish Habitat, 19
What Redfish Eat, 29
Tides and the Redfish, 34
Seasonal Considerations, 41
The Psychology of Redfish, 44

Section 2, How-to, 51
Tackle for Redfish, 51
Finding and Seeing Fish, 61
The Cast, 71
Presenting Your Fly, 81
What NOT to Do, 89
Reds from Your Power Boat, 95
Paddling for Inshore Redfish, 101
Wading for Redfish, 118
Hunting For Big Reds, 123
Handling and Releasing Redfish Successfully, 127
Seatrout, Flounder, Black Drum, and other ?Distractions,? 132

Section 3, Fly Selection for Reds, 140

Section 4, Redfish Destinations, or, How They Do It in Other Places, 153
Introduction, 153
North Carolina, 154
Oriental, Capt. Gary Dubiel, 155
Atlantic Beach, Capt. Joe Shute, 163
Wilmington, Capt. Seth Vernon, 168
South Carolina, 173
Charleston, Capt. Richard Stuhr, 174
Beaufort, Capt. Tuck Scott, 179
Georgia, 185
St. Simons Island area, Capt. Greg Hildreth, 186
Florida, 190
Titusville, Capt. John Kumiski, 191
Pine Island Sound, Capt. Rick DePaiva, 198
Steinhatchee, Capt. Tommy Thompson, 202
Alabama, 206
Mobile Bay, Capt. Dan Kolenich, 207
Mississippi, 214
Biloxi-Gulfport, Capt. Rick Lauman, 215
Louisiana, 220
Greater New Orleans, Capt. Gregg Arnold, 221
Plaquemines Parrish, Capt. Mark Brockhoeft, 227
Capt. Bryan Carter, 232
Lake Charles, Capt. Jeff Poe, 238
Texas, 243
Port O?Connor, Capt. Scott Sommerlatte, 244
Rockport, Capt. Chuck Naiser, 249
Port Mansfield, Capt. Terry Neal, 254
South Padre Island, Capt. Eric Glass, 258

Epilogue, 263
Fly Recipes, 264
Index, 276
Resource Catalog, 281


 
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