Fly-fishing for pike and musky is burgeoning in popularity for several reasons. Unlike trout fishing, which requires years of experience to reasonable succeed, even neophyte fly-casters can easily master taking Toothy Critters on flies. Also, to the probable amazement of plug casters, flies frequently take bigger and more pike (and even musky) than hardware, fished side-by-side. Now many Canadian camps feature fly-fishing pages on their web sites, but their advice, while well-intentioned, is often flawed, especially regarding tackle recommendations.
Bernstein’s book, Toothy Critters Love Flies, is the result of the author’s over 30+ years fly-fishing for pike, musky and smallmouth bass, plus other “bonus” species available in the same waters. He spent years developing and refining techniques and flies that work for “toothy critters,” and has a different slant on the subject from many other “experts,” especially about flies. Toothy Critters Love Flies also has chapters about “Bonus Species:” smallmouth bass, walleye, lake trout, Arctic grayling, and others that are often available in the same waters as pike and musky. There are descriptions and tackle recommendations on how to take these fish, adding variety and excitement to any trip. Plus he includes a chapter on the IGFA and how to seek tippet-class records, for those interested in possible recording an official World Record. The book is geared to both new and experienced fly-fishers and could make converts of hardware-tossers, too.
You can order the new, SECOND EDITION (NOW ALSO AVAILABLE AS A KINDLE: (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DBPLXY8) from this direct link to Amazon.com:
See also George A Bernstein’s Amazon website for his 5-Star, Award-winning novels, Trapped, A 3rd Time to Die, Death's Angel (the 1st of his new Detective Al Warner Series), Born to Die (the 2nd Al Warner novel), and The Prom Dress Killer (the 3rd in the highly acclaimed series all available in print and as a Kindle, and some are also available as an Audio Book