New Chico Fernandez Bonefish Book

September 3, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Stackpole released Chico Fernandez’s Fly-Fishing for Bonefish in August and we’ll be doing a review of the book soon. It’s worth noting that Aaron Adams, the marine scientist who wrote the excellent Fishermans Coast: An Angler’s Guide to Marine Warm-Water Gamefish and Their Habitats (from which we’ll be excerpting this month) appears as co-author. Meanwhile, here’s the rather bland editorial copy from Amazon: “Called the ghost of the flats, the silvery bonefish is the holy grail of flats fishing. Its speed in the water and chameleonlike color make it the ultimate challenge to catch, and because of its elusiveness, much of the joy of bonefishing is in searching for the fish. Finding bonefish from a skiff and while wading are thoroughly covered, as is catch-and-release. Details on the bonefish’s environment and its food provide the essential background, and you’ll learn what tackle and flies to take and how to cast efficiently in the flats.”