2010 1st edition. Wild River Press. Mill Creek, Washington.
Large 4to. Ppxviii,510. Colour photographs by Pat Ford, photograph end-papers. Silver-gilt tarpon to blue boards. Mint in dust-wrapper.
Foreword by President George H.W. Bush (George I, not George II), Introduction by Lefty Kreh. "In clear, concise language, the author personally guides the reader through the entire strategy of what it takes to successfully fool today's often finicky tarpon into eating your fly." Chapters on fishing are punctuated with interviews with noted professional tarpon guides, as well as some anglers. Chapters include; my passion; Stu Apte; a century of chasing tarpon, Steve Huff; the evolution of tarpon flies; Bernard "Lefty" Kreh; dinosaurs eat flies too; Thomas McGuane; reading the fish; Billy Pate; casting and presenting the fly; Glenn Flutie; feeding the animal; Tom Evans and Al Dopirak; Silver King; Bill Curtis; setting the hook; Jim Holland, Jr.; fighting the beast; Harry Spear; weapons of destruction; Hank Brown; what's in my tackle bag; Fitz Coker and Doug Kilpatrick; tournaments; Sandy Moret.