Salt Water's Greatest Gamefish by Tom Boyd
Techniques and Tactics to Catch the Top 35 Species

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A guide to essential tackle, techniques, and strategy for the world's top saltwater species, on both conventional tackle and fly. Includes information on how and where to catch all the fastest, toughest, and biggest saltwater gamefish, including striped bass, bonefish, tarpon, tuna, mako sharks, and more.

Tips for planning your trips to premier destinationsDetailed information about gamefish behavior and rangeRecommendations on the best flies, lures, rods, reels, and moreNotes on rankings and speed


About Tom Boyd

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Tom Boyd has caught countless worl-record-size fish following IGFA flyfishing regulations and is an instructor of saltwater fly fishing. He is the editor-at-large of Fly Fish America magazine. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. Stu was a fighter pilot in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He then spent the next 34 years flying for Pan Am, while pursuing his "Reel Passion of Fishing." He began fly fishing in the mid-1940s and began guiding anglers in the mid-1950s, in the Florida Keys, while laid off from Pan Am. Through the years, Stu has held more than 44 saltwater light tackle and fly rod World Records, including the two longest standing saltwater fly rod records. A 58-pound dolphin caught in 1964 and a 136-pound Pacific Sailfish caught in 1965, both on 12 pound tippet. The Stu Apte Tarpon Fly and Stu Apte Improved Blood Knot are standard items. The Stu Apte Tarpon Fly has also had the distinction of being featured on a United States postage stamp in 1991. In 1969 Stu was inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame. In 2003 he was the recipient of the prestigious Ted Williams Award and in 2004 for the fifth-year in a row, was the Pro Celebrity Grand Champion of the Backbone Tournament. Stu had the distinction
Published July 15, 2015 by Stackpole/Headwater. 232 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math.