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The Saltwater Edge


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Fly Fishing as a Sport 2. The Saltwater Realm 3. Preparing for the Encounter 4. Fly Lines for Salt Water 5. Two-Handed Rods in Salt Water 6. Line Management Devices 7. Knot So Fast 8. Flies for Salt Water Index

About the Author

In addition to his former 35-year career as a university professor, Dr. Nick Curcione is an internationally recognized outdoor writer, instructor, lecturer and tackle consultant with more than 40 years of angling experience. Though extremely well versed in all phases of the sport, Nick is especially noted for his casting expertise and instructional clinics. He is one of the country's leading authorities on sinking lines and shooting heads, and his knowledge of knots and rigging are held in high regard. Nick has been on the sport fishing show circuit for more than 30 years, where he has been a featured attraction for productions like the International Sportsmen Expositions, The Great Western Fishing and Hunting Shows, Marriott's Fly Fishing Fairs, and the Shallow Water Expositions. His fishing travels have taken him to a variety of locales, including all the coastal waters of the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, New Guinea, and the South Pacific. His writing credits are extensive, with numerous articles in local, national, and international publications. Since its inception, he has been on the editorial staff of Fly Fishing Saltwaters magazine and has authored three fly fishing books, The Orvis Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing; Baja On The Fly; and Tug-O-War, A Fly Fishers Game. Over the years, Nick has served as a consultant for a number of major tackle manufacturers and has recently joined Temple Fork Outfitters advisory staff.


In his book The Saltwater Edge, angling writer and instructor Nick Curcione aims to provide the reader with enough information to get the most out of saltwater fly fishing. He covers his favourite methods and patterns, provides great details on how to use modern equipment in the surf, and also explains why he thinks more people should opt for double-handed rods. This book is a great buy for the avid travelling fisherman or woman. * Fieldsports *

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