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Old 12-16-2003, 10:27 PM
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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.
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:49 AM
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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.
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:06 AM
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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.
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:14 AM
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Sounds like some good reading, thanks for the info!
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Old 12-17-2003, 11:12 AM
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I will have to check out the new Book... Thanks
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Old 12-28-2003, 06:03 PM
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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.
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Bears Den has a copy.
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:46 AM
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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.
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When you go down to get the new reel?
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Old 12-29-2003, 10:33 AM
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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.
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:26 AM
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Eight weight travel rod? Taking up bonefishing
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jfbasser,
thanks for the tip on finding the book at the Bear's Den.
Looks like yet another reason to take a drive down there.
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:39 PM
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Thumbs up 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:
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Is 'Fly rodding estuaries' the actual name of the book?
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I'll answer my own post here, as I found it!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...95805?v=glance

Going to order it right away.
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