A Passion for Tarpon by Andy Mill
"“This book is the most technical and up-to-date book about how to catch giant tarpon with a fly rod. It is a master class with no short cuts" says Lefty Kreh - high praise indeed!
At 510 pages, this eagerly awaited tome written by none other than acclaimed tarpon expert (winner of 11 tarpon tournaments) and star of the "Chasing Silver" TV and DVD series - Andy Mill, has already received rave reviews and praise from the likes of Lefty Kreh whose quote above is included in the introduction to the book.
Published by Wild River Press (owned by award-winning FISH&FLY magazine editor Tom Pero) It looks set to take its place as the modern-day bible of tarpon fishers everywhere, much like Chico Fernandez did with his book all about bonefishing - Fly Fishing for Bonefish .
Full of eye-popping photography from Pat Ford, this will also make a great coffee table book for home or a fishing lodge and indeed a valuable addition to any fly fishers library who have a passion for the saltwater in particular.
There are three different editions being published;-
Priced at $100 comes bound as a hardcover with a special forward by Former President and fishing buddy of Andy Mill - George H.W. Bush.
A Passion for Tarpon - Limited Edition priced at $500 - For the more serious collector or special gift - "Signed by the author and numbered one through 250 on a special clear vellum page bound into the front, each superb book is handsomely bound in dark blue leather and stamped in embossed silver. Each Limited Edition of A Passion for Tarpon comes in an attractive matching slipcase."
A Passion for Tarpon - Presidential Edition
$5,000.00 (+ $100 shipping)
"The ultimate collectible fishing book: Signed by President George Herbert Walker Bush and his fishing pal, author Andy Mill, only 10 of these extraordinary volumes will ever be made. Each Presidential Edition is hand-bound by one of America’s small, premium custom book binders. The outside cover is rich dark blue, beautifully tanned lambskin. The three-quarter-bound spine features classical raised hubs. The inside front and rear covers are stunning metallic silver lambskin, saluting the silver king. Varying strips of jade and turquoise lambskin on the corners evoke the magic of multicolored tropical waters, and create a pattern unique to each of the 10 books—no two are exactly alike. Your Presidential Edition of A Passion for Tarpon comes in a matching custom-made presentation case covered in the same sumptuous lambskin. Embedded on the inside is a tarpon fly tied personally for you by Andy. The title and relief illustration of a leaping tarpon are hand-embossed in silver on both the book and its classy, protective case. There is only one thing left to say about this masterpiece of the bookbinder’s art: Wow! $5,000, with Wild River Press donating half the proceeds to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust in your name to assist with this fine organization's vital satellite tarpon-tagging program."
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