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Reviewed By Neil M. Travis - Apr 22, 2013

Crappie fly fishing

I remember spending many hours sitting in a 12 foot aluminum boat in Southern Lower Michigan back in the 60's fishing for crappie. Mostly I was using a live minnow and a bobber, but occasionally I thought it would be fun if I could catch those slap-sided beauties on a fly. If I would have access to a book like this one I might have been more inclined to give it a try.

The authors, Terry and Roxanne Wilson have extensive experience fishing for a variety of warm water fish with a fly. They have three other books on fly fishing for warm water fish; Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass, all published by Amato Press.

This book approaches catching crappies with a fly by following their movements and activities throughout the season. In addition, they provide tables showing where the state record crappies have been caught and various tackle choices. They include a chapter on fly patterns and a section on various watercrafts that can be used for pursuing crappie.

This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of any angler that is interested in catching crappie on a fly.

Crappie Fly-Fishing
A Seasonal Approach
Authors: Terry and Roxanne Wilson
Publishers: Amato Press
Softbound; 6x9; 112 pages in full color
ISBN-13: 978-1-57188-500-0
UPC: 0-81127-00346-4
Price: $12.95

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