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My good friend Richard Ross recently asked me what type of fishing was my favourite fishing. For a short while I was tempted to crown my home water pursuit for sea trout as my favourite, and if I had to think hard about it, my final answer would probably be just that.
But in the moment I said "bonefishing" with very little hesitation.
"That's what Lefty says too", was Richard's laconic answer.
Read more about my relation to this entertaining and highly thrilling kind of fishing in the article The Ghost and I.
Books, lies and video
Well ok, no lies probably, but then again... the books and videos that I recommend in connection with bonefishing might very well contain a few exagerations, but that doesn't make them less worth reading or watching.
I have tried to put together a list of the best material I have found on the subject: titles which will keep you well entertained—and educate you. See the annotated and linked list of books and DVD's here.
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Bonefish flies are not art pieces. Most of the best bonefish flies are simple, efficient, easy-to-tie patterns in modest sizes and with very common and easily accessible materials.
The flies listed and described are some very common and widespread bonefish flies plus a couple, which are not as well known, but just as efficient. Check out the pattern descriptions and pictiures in the Boney Flies article.
Become a better bonefish angler
These ten pieces of advice cover the usual wise recommendations such as selecting the right gear and learning to cast. But the article also give less traditional advice about footwear, glasses and sunscreen—not to mention the last point: Don't listen to the guide! Read all ten points in the article here.
This little treatise will give you a few details about the natural history of bonefish seen with the angler's perspective. It's not complicated and it does not contain many latin words. Learn a little biology in this article.