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Old 02-13-2006, 04:43 PM
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I read Jack's and other similar books (Pfeiffer, Muller) when I am looking for something, ideas or food for thought. Frank I read your stuff when I want to be someplace else other than here. Your books transform you, move you from one place to another, "Once they passed into the cooler water east of Monomy, the rythm of their pace seemed to accelerate. There were a few thousand of them, their flanks glistening slightly among the ones nearer the surface...."
Better than seeing it live.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:46 AM
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Thanks, Bassin. My books have all been successful, all printed more than once.* Still, I doubt that I will ever write another. It is just too narrow a market out there. I know I continually rant about this, but when I see all the fine books crash and burn why would anyone actually believe that their book is going to be better. I mean, when you take the 24 best striper writers who ever lived, select the best thing they ever wrote, put them all together in an anthology, and get only one printing something is wrong. What does it say?

* Trophy Striper just went out of print.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:53 PM
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Frank, you can still put together a "Best of" book compiling your favorie or most popular stories.

What striked me most about reading lots of surfcasting books from all ages, is that over a span of so many years very little has changed. Unlike boats with so many modern improvements in design and equipment, surf fishing has remained the same: Man on rock casts with all his might into an open ocean.

I recently picked up two books from Heilner to add to my reading collection. For everyone's interest, here is a list of many of the surf casting books out there. I own pretty much all of these, and I have read most of them. Even the most basic of book, if there is even a tidbit of something new, or a new angle on something to learn, then it justifies the price. Some of these books have been signed by the author and if I have a son one day, I really look forward to passing these on to him.

Surf Fishing Book Compilation



Striper Surf –Frank Daignault

Eastern Tides –Frank Daignault

The Trophy Striper –Frank Daignault

Striper Hot Spots –Frank Daignault

Fly Fishing the Striper Surf –Frank Daignault

Twenty Years on the Cape –Frank Daignault

The Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting –Ron Arra & Curt Garfield

Reading the Water –Robert Post

Striper Chronicles –Leo Orsi, Jr.

Striped Bass Fishing –Frank Woolner & Henry Lyman

Stripers –An Anglers Anthology –John Waldman

The Striped Bass Chronicles – George Reiger

Surfcaster’s Quest –Roy Rowan

Fishing With the Bucktail –Capt. John DeMaio

Secrets of Striped Bass Fishing –Milt Rosko

Surf Fishing –Vlad Evanoff

The Moon Pulled up an Acre of Bass –Peter Kaminsky

The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing – Nick Karas

On the Run – David DeBenedetto

Night Tides – Michael Cinquemani

Surf Fishing the Atlantic Coast – Eric Burnley

Bluefishing- Henry Lyman

Successful Bluefishing – Henry Lyman

Fishing for Bluefish –Al Ristori

Surf Fishing with the Experts –Bill Muller, Richard Reina

Surf Fishing for Stripers and Blues –Bill Muller

Fishing for Weakfish and Sea Trout –Bill Muller

Striper –A Story of Fish and Man –John Cole

All About Surf Fishing –Jack Fallon

Atlantic Surf Fishing –Lester Boyd

The Compleat Surfcaster- C. Boyd Pfeiffer

The Fisherman’s Guide to Atlantic Baitfish –Alan Caolo

Sight Fishing for Striped Bass –Alan Caolo

Stripers on the Fly – Lou Tabory

Inshore Fly Fishing –Lou Tabory

The Surfcaster’s Guide to Baits, Rigs, and Lures –Milt Rosko

Secrets of Surf Fishing at Night –Bill Muller

Waves and Beaches –Willard Bascom

The Shining Tides –Win Brooks

Consider the Eel –Richard Schweid

Surf Fishing –Marcus Schneck

The Fisherman’s Guide to Striped Bass –Editors of The Fisherman Magazine

Striped Bass Fishing –Editors of Saltwater Sportsman

The Fisherman’s Ocean –David Ross

Fishing the Surf –Raymond Camp

Successful Surf Fishing – Jerry Jansen

Power Surfcasting –Ron Arra & Curt Garfield

Modern Saltwater Surf Fishing –Frank Woolner

Fishing for Weakfish – Keith Kaufman
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By the way, if anyone has the names of any other existing Surf Fishing Books that I missed, please include them!
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:16 PM
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Wow, what a list! Don't think I have ever seen such a complete list. I think Fallon had another called Fishing With Children, or is that on there. But notice that Jack too stopped writing books, though he continued to contribute to the big slicks the rest of his life.
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By the way, if anyone has the names of any other existing Surf Fishing Books that I missed, please include them!
You are missing "striper moon"

Striped Bass on the Fly Russell Chatham

and others
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:55 PM
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How about:
"Fishing Up The Moon" Jack Lynch
"Solomon Starbucks Striper" Roy Rowan
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:20 PM
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Frank's right. I think you pretty much nailed 'em all. I will add that there are three different Vlad Evanoff's books called Surf Fishing. They are really three differnent books even though they have the same name. I hope old Vlad is still kickin'.
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:46 AM
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Thanks for those extra additions. I have a few other fishing books, but when looking for these books, the lines between general fishing and surf fishing are blurred so it leads to a predicament of "should I get that book because it has freswater stuff in it, or boat fishing etc?".
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:36 PM
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Evanoff belongs in this discussion. I met him only once when I went to Block Island in '69. He was a guest on somebody's boat there and was very pleasant. He has to be mighty old if he is still around, say in his early 90s. He did a lot of books and did a lot of rigs and rigging how-to stuff. BTW, Milt Rosco has done a lot and recently did a whole bunch more bookwise.
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Rosko's an institution as well, but really...he puts me to (Snorrrr)....
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:39 PM
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Yep, Vlad Evanoff would be up there in age. 89 to be exact. I know he has been living in Florida. I assume he is still with us, or I'd probably have heard about it. A guy I always wanted to meet. Being that I read his books at a very young age, he is the image that I most identify with the term "surf fisherman".

Milt Rosko's writing I also enjoy very much. He was a fixture in the magazines in the late 60s / early 70s, then seemed to dissappear. During the last decade he has been very prolific with a flurry of books and frequent articles in The Fisherman. He had a long career as an executive with Anheiser-Busch. After retirement he got back to writing again and is a fishing machine. I think a lot of guys see the big goofy grin that he wears in many of his magazine article pics and think he is some kind of flake. I can tell you first hand, he is one sharp cookie.
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:57 PM
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That is true about Rosco being quiet for a while then coming back. Writing when retired, there is no pressure and you can sort of nitter away at it. He probably was too busy at the brewery during his high command years.

I e-mailed Jack Fallon to tell him about this thread but he couldn't break into it for some reason. Is there an e-mail addrress that I could pass on to him that would bring him in without getting a flippin psycho-hernia? Sumpin like http:/stipersurf/Mister Smarty.com?
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he should be able to read but , not post. Have him sign up as a member, tell him , Joe, recommends him...
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Guys, try this one on for size!
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