By Trey Combs
When it appeared, Bluewater Fly Fishing was one of the first major books devoted exclusively to the exciting world of big game fly fishing. Author Trey Combs has found the prime destinations for seventeen different species, and each has its own chapter: dorado, pacific sailfish, Atlantic sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, stiped marlin, white marlin, albacore, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, bluefin tuna, kawakawa tuna, black skipjack, skipjack tuna, wahoo and Pacific salmon. Fly casting approaches to some inshore gamefish are also included.
Combs provides a short history and fly fishing strategies for each gamefish, as well as delightful anecdotes of his own fishing experiences. The book also includes important, detailed chapters on tackle and teasing techniques, a major section on bluewater flies and poppers, knots and tying advice from such experts as Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Rod Harrison, Winston Moore and many others.
Combs’ fine prose makes reading highly technical information easy and enjoyable. He has been where the giant fish tear tackle apart and stretch anglers to their limit.
No big game angler should be without Bluewater Fly Fishing.
Trey Combs is a recognised author, lecturer, guide and fishing camp host.