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flyfisha1 12-16-2003 09:27 PM

Book Review: Fly Rodding Estuaries
Picked up this great book by Ed Mitchell a few weeks ago and have just finished it. This is one of the most informative books on fishing the estuarine ecosystem and various subsets thereof that I've come across. A great deal of time is spent in each section discussing the best times to fish with regards to tide, time of day, season, etc., enough to save someone some serious time out on the water waiting for the fish to show up. Considerations are given to prevalent game fish and forage, as well as some information on fly patterns and equipment. In short, this book was well worth the $15 I paid for it. I liked it so much that I've just received another of Mitchell's books, Fly Fishing the Saltwater Shoreline ($23); a preliminary look indiactes that it's as informative as Estuaries. Mitchell has another book, Fly Rodding the Coast , that's available for roughly $14. For those of us in the Northeast, where Mitchell makes his home, these books are a great value.

FishHawk 12-17-2003 07:49 AM

I'll be getting that book for Xmas. Ed Mithchell writes well , try and attend one of his talks at the fishing shows. He's a little dry but his talks are filled with valueable information. What I like about Ed is he's not a media star and full of himself as are others in this business.

Dble Haul 12-17-2003 08:06 AM

I picked up the book you just finished about a month ago, but haven't had a chance to start it.....just by the photos alone, I know that I'm in for a treat.

I've read his other two books and can say that they are excellent. It's the reason that I picked up the third one.

Thanks for the review. :)

kennebecfly 12-17-2003 09:14 AM

Sounds like some good reading, thanks for the info!:D

striblue 12-17-2003 10:12 AM

I will have to check out the new Book... Thanks

doug 12-28-2003 05:03 PM

Has anyone seen the book being sold locally( eastern Mass.)?
Otherwise...I'm sure that it will be at the usual book booth at the Marlboro show.

jfbasser 12-29-2003 08:14 AM

Bears Den has a copy.

FredA 12-29-2003 08:46 AM

I still think Mitchell's "Flyrodding The Coast" is the best I've seen of the genre. A must have for those new to saltwater flyfishing (or saltwater fishing in general) in the northeast.

I may have to get my hooks on that copy at the Den.

jfbasser 12-29-2003 09:03 AM

When you go down to get the new reel?:D

FredA 12-29-2003 09:33 AM

I've been offered a deal on a primo used reel that's hard to refuse, by a respected board member. Good match for the ten wieght. Still think I'd like something to match with the Vector and a future 8 wgt. travel rod. I need to fondle a few at the shows.

jfbasser 12-29-2003 10:26 AM

Eight weight travel rod? Taking up bonefishing:devil:

doug 12-30-2003 01:13 PM

thanks for the tip on finding the book at the Bear's Den.
Looks like yet another reason to take a drive down there.

Jimmy 12-30-2003 10:39 PM

Great Read
Just finished the book. Loaded with great info. It makes me take a different look at old fishing spots. It's amazing what one sees once ones eyes are open!:eyecrazy:

Stevo 01-01-2004 06:33 AM


Is 'Fly rodding estuaries' the actual name of the book?

Stevo 01-01-2004 07:00 AM

I'll answer my own post here, as I found it!

Going to order it right away. :)

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