180 pages, 7 1/4 x 9 1/8, hardcover
“Bill Bishop has addressed the mental, physical, humorous, and technical aspects of fishing for tarpon in this invaluable book, writing in such a way that is both entertaining and instructive. I really like his style.”
“Take advantage of this happy shortcut to the wild heart of tarpon fishing.”
“This book should go straight to the top of the must-read list for both newcomer and veteran tarpon fly anglers. ”
In High Rollers, artist and hardcore angler Bill Bishop tackles all aspects of tarpon fishing–from building leaders to bringing fish in quickly. Each chapter explores the core aspects of tarpon fishing in detail, including step-by-step instructions for tying IGFA leaders; the nuances of finding, casting to, hooking, and fighting giant tarpon; and insights and tips for running the boat, seeing fish, and reading the fish’s behavior. In addition to the technical aspects, Bishop’s stories and humor take a look at the personal side of fishing, reminding us that despite the serious undertaking of battling a 150-pound tarpon, fishing is still supposed to be fun.
With over 120 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations and stunning photos by photographer Mark Hatter, this book will help anyone who wants to hook, and land, more silver kings.
Tying and rigging lines and leaders
Approaching and feeding fish
Setting the hook
Fighting and landing fish quickly and safely.