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The Least You Need to Know.

Bonefish, permit, redfish, sailfish, snook, spotted sea trout, striped bass, and tarpon are the most popular species targeted by saltwater anglers. Bluefish and dolphin, in their regions, are secondary flyfishing species.

Putting together a decent saltwater flyfishing outfitrod, reel, linecosts about $300. Prices can go much higher, as the equipment must be top-notch to withstand the saltwater elements and the strength of the fish.

Saltwater fliesshrimp and crab patterns, plus streamers, poppers, and huge big-game fliesare much different from freshwater versions. Shock leaders and a lot of backing are also necessary.

Practical Fly Fishing

Practical Fly Fishing

Here then is Practical Fly Fishing, a companion book to my Practical Bait Casting, and like that little work this is offered mainly as a text book to help the novice through places where there is rocky bottom, rough water and other hard wading.

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