FALSE ALBACORE: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO FLY FISHING'S HOTTEST FISH
Author: Tom Gilmore
Publisher: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, Sep 2002
Tackle, Baitfish, Flies, Season Hotspots, & Techniques. The first & only book to reveal when, where, & how to catch the amazing false albacore. 30 B&W photos, 12 color photos & 6 maps; 7x10 inches, 224 pgs.
False Albacore: A Comprehensive Guide to Fly Fishing's Hottest Fish is the first and only book to reveal when, where, and how to catch the amazing
false albacore. It explores the life history, biology, migratory patterns, and
feeding habits of this strong and lightning-fast fish, as well as the tricks, tackle, and techniques needed to catch them. This is the one book dedicated
exclusively to the pursuit of this exciting species.
The false albacore is a strong and lightning-fast member of the tuna family that has been discovered by the saltwater fly-fishing world as one of the most challenging species to target. These fish are so fast and so strong for their weigh that they are known to break fishermen's hearts, along with their expensive fly rods.
These fast-moving beauties migrate down the eastern coastline from Massachusetts to Florida each fall. The recognized mecca for pursuing them is North Carolina, where the greatest fly fishermen from around the world congregate to take part in the fall blitz. Tom Gilmore has spent years learning their tricks, as well as those of the guides that pursue them. He has uncovered hot spots ranging from Massachusetts to as yet undiscovered waters in Florida.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Gilmore is president and CEO of the New Jersey Audubon Society. He is the past president and general manager of the Philadelphia Zoological Society. He is now an avid and relentless pursuer of false albacore with a fly rod. He lives in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.