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Bonefishing Hardcover – 1 Mar 2000

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Frank Amato Publications (Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885212135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885212139
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 22.8 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,355,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author: Randall Kaufmann ISBN: 1-885212-13-5

The authors capture the magic and mystique of bonefishing. Fly fishing for bonefish is easy. It is much less complicated and technical than fly fishing for trout. Neophyte anglers usually have immediate success on their first day. This book tells you where, when, and how to do it.

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Format: Hardcover
As an aspiring bone fisherman I have scoured the book stores for anything that could improve my chances of success. Randall Kaufmann's book was like finding the Holly Grail.
Randall and his fishing partners must have waded, calf deep in all of the warm, crystal waters, wherever bonefish frequent. From the Florida keys to Christmas Island and back again. The result is a global guide to all that is bonefishing.
Accompanied by the stunning photography of Brian O' Keefe, himself an accomplished 'bone' catcher and adventurer.
The lovingly crafted text contains a lifetime of experiences and conveys to the reader the all consuming passion that developes when the angler begins fishing for bonefish.
This book is perhaps best described as one man's homage to one species of fish and a glorious celebration of it's tropical environment.
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Format: Hardcover
This provides a true insight into saltwater flyfishing for Bonefish and other light-tackle game fish. It shows that Bonefishing is not just about catching Bonefish but enjoying some of the most beautiful places on earth.
My wife has read this from cover to cover and she is not even a flyfisher! Every page contains stunning photography and is also very well written. The instructional text has enough detail for novices and intermediates alike. First-hand accounts and stories of trips and Bonefishing adventures provide further insight and entertainment. The book is expensive but is worth every penny. I have every other book on this and related subjects but this is by far the most enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Exception Proves the Rule 4 Jun. 2000
By G. L. Robillard III - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I tend to side with Charley Waterman: the world does NOT seem to need yet another book about bonefish angling. However, this book is exceptional and is indeed accretive to the otherwise mostly redundant library. The photos alone are worth the price tag: It will get you through landlocked months away from the flats. Kaufmann is not a new comer trying to prove himself..he's a salty veteran who, like McGuane or Kreh, would be welcome on a flats outing in our boat.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic for Fisherman 28 May 2014
By C. L. Swinney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When this book came out, I was impressed with the photos alone. Once I read it, I was able to practice much of what is written while fishing for bonefish in Florida and Andros. Very well written and informative. ALL bonefish fishermen should have this novel in their library.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it time 4 Nov. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My first reaction to this book, having bought it without the chance to look inside, was nice pictures, extensive travelogue on places I'll never go, not worth the money. At that stage I was just getting into saltwater fly fishing. I have had this book for a year now and it has definitely grown on me. The information is pretty good, except you don't know that until you go fishing, come back, and read it again, then it clicks. And the content has application to any flats fishing. The photos, spectacular to start with, sink in and begin to captivate and (this is the worrying bit) you start analysing the content in detail, eg for reels, flies, shirts, packs, boots, and any other detail that might help. Okay, the captions to the photos could use some editing and maybe the text could too, but I find myself returning to this book time and time again - expecially through the winter - when other books are getting dusty
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5.0 out of 5 stars "I beg to differ!" Pete Carlson 10 Mar. 2007
By P. Carlson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Good grief, how good does a book on bonefishing have to be? Those who reviewed this book, either did not read it or do not recognize quality when they see it. No book in the realm of fishing equals this one for acuuracy of information, interesting anectdotes, bredth of coverage, and spectacular photography. I have fished one half dozen times for bones in Florida, Mexico and Belize and can eagerly confirm everything included in Kaufmann's book. I am no expert, but I can tell you it's the best book on the suject written. It does contain fly patterns, but I did not expect tying instuctions for the flies and the leaders. Those subjects are well covered in much more mundane books and video tapes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Fly Fishing book Ever 17 Feb. 2014
By HMG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book ever written about bonefishing and its allure. To my mind, it may be best book on flats fly fishing ever written, covering much more than the how-to's and locations, Mr. Kaufmann understands the zen of fly fishing and and this book conveys that with insightful words and fantastic photos. If you are enchanted by fly fishing, It is worth every penny. I read it anew every year.
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