Along the Water’s Edge: My latest book

127168 Dust Jacket Layout 9_12.pdf [ 1 ], page 1 @ PreflightFor several few years I have been kicking around the idea of self-publishing a book. Well I finally got it done. It is a 6×9 hardbound book of approximately 200 pages, entitled Along the Water’s Edge. 

In this post I’ll give you a description of the text. In the next post, we’ll take a look inside.

Along the Water’s Edge offers the reader a variety of things, all brought together by fly-fishing. The first section of the book affords  a look into the lives of people who held a special passion for the sport. They include: Jack Gartside- fly tyer extraordinaire; legendary baseball player Ted Williams; Nelson Bryant – whose outdoor column ran for decades in the New York Times; Harold Gibbs -considered by many to be the father of striped bass on a fly; Homer Rhode Jr.- the mysterious loner who carved a special path in the earliest day of southern saltwater fly fishing; and Frank Woolner – the founder of Saltwater Sportsman.

I spent decades observing, and fly-fishing the New England coast. In the middle section of the book, I share that hard-earned knowledge with you. It is a treasure trove for the coastal fly rodder. It offers, for instance, the secrets behind catching big striped bass from the beach. You’ll heard how wind direction influences fishing, season by season. You’ll gain valuable insights into, and angling methods for two of the most sought after game fish – Atlantic bonito, and false albacore. Through my eyes, you’ll witness the rich predator-prey relation between sand eels and striped bass. While discovering how to put that connection to good use. From the rocky coast of Rhode Island, you”ll learn about bay anchovies; and how their presence fuels fall fishing. And the book gives an in-depth look at retrieve styles and speeds. And how to employ them in a wide variety of conditions.

In the last section of Along the Water’s Edge, there is a series of fly-fishing short stories. Most are humorous. Others serious. All of them drawn on my personal angling experiences, and my love of the great outdoors.

The book is a short run of only 400 copies. It is available by check through this site for $29.95, plus 10.00 priority postage. (can send them in media mail for roughly half the coat, but media mail is very slow in some zip codes.) Just drop me an email to  Book are signed and inscribed to you upon request.

You can also buy it with a credit card from The Angling Bookstore,

(ISBN 978-0-692-27077-6)

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