Suppose you had a secret fishing place; a virtual 'Paradise?' Throw in a few swaying
palms, unspoiled surroundings, no fishing competition, world-class battling denizens;
exactly perfect in every way. The kind of place dreams are made of. Great weather,
challenging fishing, everything any fly-fisher could want. And then some guy writes a
book about the place.
The Bahamas, Fly-Fishing Guide
You could hope no one reads it, but there's a hitch. If folks buy the book and go to the
place it will be good for those who live there. The place is an area, the Bahamas; you know,
those islands east of Florida. The Bahamas want you to come on down. The Bahamas are
fast becoming the 'Hot' spot for fly-flingers to have at bonefish, permit and tarpon. With
several islands offering miles and miles of unspoiled fishing, why not?
The Lyons Press, with writers Steve and Kim Vletas have produced a very inclusive
book on the whole region, especially for the fly fisherman. Two hundred forty six pages
crammed with detailed information on everything you need to know about every one of the
islands. Where to, when to, how to, what to bring and use and how to get there. Great job
of something that really needed doing.
Here's an example of the one region I have a little knowledge about - Andros Island.
The authors start you at the north end of Andros Island and virtually take you by the hand
down the east side, around the south tip and back up the west side. All the time describing
in minute detail which fly and why, including even the type of bottom conditions for walking
the flats as they go.
"A definitive text on the subject, with island-by-island descriptions of fishing locations
complete with maps, guides, accommodations, other leisure activities, suggested tackle, and
an excellent historical perspective . . .To embark on a fly-fishing trip without The Bahamas
Fly-Fishing Guide is to go naked!" - R.P. Van Gytenbeek, editor in chief,
Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine.
There never before has been such a publication covering the fine fishing in the Bahamas,
and since this came out, I see no reason for there to be another. The title is The Bahamas,
Fly-Fishing Guide published by The Lyons Press. If you have gone, or are
thinking of visiting the Bahamas, this is a must have book. The
information will give you a definite advantage on your trip. If you have not
considered fishing the Bahamas, perhaps now is the time to
do so. ~ JC
Soft Bound: $29.95 US
Published by The Lyons Press
123 West 18 Street
New York, NY 10011