Striped Bass Fly Fishing Books

A large selection of books about fly fishing for striped bass is shown below.

Links are provided to where you can find out more about these books, and if you like, purchase them.

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Book - Starting in the Salt

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Starting in the Salt: Saltwater Fly Casting
by Shella M. Hassan - 2016

A guide to learning to fly cast in saltwater. The primary focus is on fishing for Northeast species including striped bass, bluefish and false albacore. For those who enjoy flats fishing, there is a section on bonefishing. The book includes an extensive practice section to help you progress. This is a "go to" book for learning to fly cast in saltwater, and is a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their distance casting.

Book - Fly Fishing the Surf

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Fly Fishing The Surf:
A Comprhensive Guide
by Angelo Peluso - 2013

If you have ever fished in still water and wondered what fishing the currents of rivers and surf would be like, or if you�ve never fished at all but want to start surf or wade fishing, then Fly-Fishing the Surf is for you. Experienced fly-fisherman Angelo Peluso reveals his secrets for navigating the surf, reading the water, and catching stripers in any situation.

Book - 101 Fishe: A Fly Fisher's Life List

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101 Fish: A Fly Fisher's Life List
by Lefty Kreh(Author) and Bill Bishop(Illustrator) - 2012

Lefty Kreh has been an outdoor writer for more than 45 years and was named "Angler of the Year" by Fly Rod and Reel magazine in 1997. He currently can be seen fishing with Tom Brokaw, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), and Michael Keaton on the Outdoor Channel's Buccaneers & Bones. He lives in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Book - The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration

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The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration by Pete McDonald and Tosh Brown - 2011

Over the course of a year, Pete McDonald and Tosh Brown followed an immeasurable biomass of predators and prey on their annual oceanic migration from Maine to North Carolina. From Casco Bay to The Outer Banks, they shot photographs, burned video footage, and interviewed an eclectic cast of anglers, guides, merchants, and fly tiers. They filled rent cars with sand, they fought ill-mannered dogs in cheap motels, and they boosted convenience store profits in nine different states.
If you're partial to crashing surf, panicked baitfish, diving birds, and busting fish, this book is for you.

Book - Inshore Fly Fishing: Along Cold Water Seacoasts

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Inshore Fly Fishing: Along Cold Water Seacoasts
by Lou Tabory - 2011

In this classic book, expert Lou Tabory provides professional advice on how to fly fish for striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, and other cold-water marine species. Tabory clearly instructs on how to �read� rips, bars, beaches, flats, jetties, reefs, tidal estuaries, and all other important fishing areas. He outlines what tackle fly fishermen need, which flies are most effective (and when and how they should be fished), and how to hook and play inshore game fish.

Book - Acre of Bass

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The Moon Pulled Up an Acre of Bass:
A Flyrodder's Odyssey -
by Peter Kaminsky 2002

The Moon Pulled Up an Acre of Bass is the story of a man's love affair with Montauk in the fall, after the crowds and celebrities have left eastern Long Island. Now in paperback, this is the story of an ocean teeming with life, and the people drawn to it: obsessed anglers, jealous guides, dedicated scientists, and the local people who have lived off the bounty of these waters for generations. But above all it is a story of a man's basic love of people and nature.

Fly Fishing the California Delta

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The Orvis Guide to
Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing, by -
Conway X. Bowman 2011

Everything the beginning saltwater fly fisher needs to know to land more and bigger fish.

Expert saltwater fly fisherman, Conway Bowman, offers advice and useful techniques for the beginner fisherman in The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing�ideal for the novice that wants to learn and perfect their skills. Written in conjunction with the prestigious Orvis Company, this all encompassing guide is meant to teach and guide fishermen that wish to begin their adventure of saltwater fly fishing and don�t know exactly how.

Fly Fishing the California Delta

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Fly Fishing the California Delta
by Mike Costello - 2009

The California Delta has become a major new destination for trophy striped bass. Other species are also popular. There are more largemouth bass tournaments in the Delta than any other body of water in the world with total weight of bag limits exceeding any other watershed. This is the first major book describing the techniques used for landing trophy striped bass and other species in California's famed Delta. Anglers from all over the country will learn how to fish the Deltas 2,000 levees and 1,200 miles of rivers as shown in 150 spectacular photos.

Flyfisher's Guide to the Northeast Coast

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Flyfisher's Guide to the Northeast Coast
by Phil Shook - 2009

The Flyfisher's Guide to the Northeast Coast is the definitive guidebook of the best saltwater fishing in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. The interest in saltwater fishing is growing, and the Flyfisher's Guide to the Northeast Coast gives you all the information you need for success. Nationally known flyfishing author, Phil Shook, covers every aspect of saltwater flyfishing the Atlantic Coast: the fish, the flies, the tactics, and the best seasons. Phil covers the entire coastline with detailed information on each specific area
in each state.

Casting with Lefty Kreh

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Casting with Lefty Kreh
by Lefty Kreh - 2008

- Like taking a private lesson with the best teacher in the business - Over 40 casts covered in step-by-step detail with thousands of full-color photographs Casting should be nearly effortless. If you understand fly-casting mechanics and how to adapt them to various fishing conditions, your casting will greatly improve. That has been Lefty�s philosophy since he began teaching fly casting over fifty years ago. Lefty shows how to get rid of a
tailing loop, throw a slack-line cast, and roll cast better, as well as casts for tight quarters, in wind, casting with weighted flies and lines, and distance casts. A section on the physical movements explains how to prevent injuries to the rotator cuff and elbow.

Book - My life Was This Big: Lefty Kreh

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My Life Was This Big:
And Other True Fishing Tales
by Lefty Kreh - 2008

Lefty Kreh takes his readers on an angling journey through the last half-century, when water was big and fishermen were bigger (maybe). But, despite all that's changed since the fifties, when Lefty began his career as a professional fly fisherman and writer, fishing is still just fishing. In My Life Was This Big, he relates tales of fishing expeditions with Fidel Castro and Ernest Hemingway, as well as solo battles with some of the scrappiest, most elusive fish in the world. Lefty also takes the reader through the development of his world-famous "Deceiver" fly style.

Book - Fly fishing for striped bass

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Fly Fishing For Striped Bass
by Ed Rich Murphy - 2007

The average angler can enjoy the sport of fly fishing for the rebounding populations of striped bass as they migrate from the Carolinas to Maine with this practical guide to tackle, casting and retrieving techniques, striper behavior and biology, and habitat-specific fishing tactics. Remarkable close-up and underwater photos of the bass in their natural marine environments, spectacular satellite photos of the coastal waters of New England, and photographs of 33
original fly designs round out the presentation.

saltwater Flies of the Norheast

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Saltwater Flies of the Northeast
by Angelo Peluso - 2006

Saltwater Flies of the Northeast is all about productive saltwater patterns of the Northeast--flies that are designed to consistently catch fish. Intended to serve as a reference guide for both
beginning and advanced fly anglers and fly tiers, this book is also a window on the world
of some of the region's most successful fly fishermen.

Angelo Peluso profiles the exceptional flies of more than 100 professional and amateur tiers, guides and captains. Their designs and patterns have been successfully fished regionally--from the southern tip of New Jersey up through the rugged coastline of Maine.

Book - Fly Fishing The Striper Surf

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Fly Fishing The Striper Surf
by Frank Daignault - 2004

The author offers over 200 pages and 50 photos about fly fishing the surf. He provides guidance on the issues with which fly fishermen will be confronted while in pursuit of striped bass from the shore.

Book - Fly fishing The Saltwater Shoreline

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Fly Fishing The Saltwater Shoreline
by Ed Mitchell - 2001

This book is about fly fishing for striped bass. It is also about fly fishing for bluefish, bonito, false albacore, weakfish and hickory shad. It has nice sections on fishing the edges and on fishing the migrations.

Book - Striper Moon

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Striper Moon - Fly fishing Techniques For striped Bass in Estuary, River, Bay and Surf
by J. Kenney Abrames - 1994

This book is different than any of the new striper books that have come out in the past few years in that it is unique and written from experience rather than theory and hearsay. Kenny's presentation about the world of the striper and it's feeding habits will help anyone from novice to experienced angler.

Book - Saltwater Fly Fishing

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Saltwater Fly Fishing - Seven Strategies For Success - 2002
by Capt. Mike Starke

This clear, step-by-step approach outlined in this book will help all fishermen, from beginner to advanced, catch more fish in the brine. The book covers saltwater fly fishing techniques for fly fishing from both the shore and a boat. It is not specifically about striped bass, but many of the techniques covered are applicable to striped bass fishing.

Book - Fly Rodding The Coast

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Fly Rodding The Coast
by Ed Mitchell - 2002

Anglers who have accepted the challenge of fly-fishing the salt will find in "Fly Rodding the Coast" everything they need to know. In this complete guide to catching striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and little tunny on the fly, Ed Mitchell discusses the essentials of saltwater fly fishing: how to read the water, the weather, and the shoreline; how to fish from the beach or a boat; and how to find the best places to wet a line. The behavior and range of the quarry, the best ways to catch them, and details on how to land the fish prepare the angler for this type of fishing.

Book  - Stripers and Streamers

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Stripers and Streamers - Successful Flies, Techniques and Other Insights
by Ray Bondorew - 1996

The author offers his knowledge gained in over 40 years of saltwater fly fishing. Some of the flies he shows for imitating baitfish are his own design, including "Ray's Fly." He also shows flies designed by his buddy, Ken Abrams.

Book - L.L.Bean Fly Fishing For Sriped Bass Handbook

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Fly Rodding Estuaries: How to Fish Salt Ponds, Coastal Creeks, and Backwaters.
by Ed Mitchell - 2003

Fly Rodding Estuaries is Ed Mitchell's third book and represents a more detailed extension of some of the same topics from his previous work. The book begins with a definition of estuaries and then discusses various conditions one can expect to encounter and what these mean for the fishing. Variables include tidal range and times, salinity, currents etc and these are important in sorting through otherwise "big empty bodies of water." The book then goes on to break down estuarine bodies of water into several types including salt ponds, lagoon, inlets, bays and coves, tidal creeks and marshes. There are also chapters on getting around in these environments, thoughts on tackle, flies and techniques.

Book - Sight Fishing for Striped Bass

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Sight-Fishing for Striped Bass
by Alan Caola - 2001

Long thought to be exclusively a tropical experience, anglers have begun exploring flats-fishing opportunities for striped bass. In this book, Caolo has created the definitive text on this growing sport. Spectacular photography and clear text illustrate such topics as: sight-fishing waters; striped bass behavior; fly patterns; naturals; spotting the fish; presentations and retrieves; angling strategies; tackle equipment; destinations; and more.

Book - Bassin' With a Fly Rod

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Bassin' With a Fly Rod
by Jack Ellis - 2003

Over twenty million people go out for bass every year, and in this important book Jack Ellis unravels some of the barriers that face the fly-rod bass fisherman, whether a new convert from spinning and baitcasting or a trout fly fisherman in new water.

To fully understand fly fishing for bass, one must have an acquaintance with its origins. This book helps the reader appreciate the rich history of bass fishing. Jack Ellis brings his skills as a naturalist to these pages, not only because of their relevance to successful angling, but also because of their contribution to the fly fisher's overall experience in nature.

Book - Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

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Orvis Fly Fishig Guide
by Tom Rosenbauer - 2007

Now for the first time in full color, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide appears in a revised edition that solidifies its place as the flagship title of the Orvis brand. A best-selling, fully illustrated, and comprehensive book, this large-format volume has been required reading for every angler for the past two decades. Included here are instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and the select tackle, flies, and methods for pursuing every major gamefish in fresh and salt water, from bass to bonefish, tarpon to trout.


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