Snook Flies 2 is a 191-page paperback illustrated with ultra-hi resolution images, insights and interviews from saltwater fly tiers, guides and guru's including Flip Pallot, Tim Borski, Capt. Steve Bailey, and Brita Fordice.
Step-by-step tying instructions for tying Eight Effective Patterns for Catching Backcountry Snook:
- Flip's Glades Deceiver
- Brita's Flatwing Glass Minnow
- Chicone's Sailfin Molly
- Platinum Pilchard
- Midnight Special
- Hollow Point Minnow
- Reloaded Tuscan Bunny
Although I am a bonefish super freak and a recovering tarpon junkie, snook are the species that haunt my thoughts and keep me up at night. Especially the big girls that lurk in hard to find places —way back in the mangrove creeks where there is barely enough room for a skiff, and casting through a tunnel of mangroves is tricky to say the least.
The journey through these spider-laden labyrinths to the land of Jurassic Park-sized snook, is almost as exciting as the fishing because you just never know what you might see. It took me over 8 years to finally brake the 40" mark and get it on film. That being said, the bar has been raised and my yearning to catch an even bigger snook becomes stronger every season.
Targeting big snook in the backwater takes some patience and persistence, and over the past decade, I have honed my techniques and paired my selection of flies down for this particular style of snook fishing.
The patterns presented have been rigorously tested and have a confirmed track record for persuading educated snook in the mangrove creeks and backwaters of Florida.
Whether you’re fishing lights at night, blind casting the bushes, or sight fishing floating fish … the detailed instructions and clear step-by-step photos in this book will ensure you have the know how needed to create flies that will best even the most educated of snook.
Once again, Drew has done it! Great presentation of very doable patterns that taunt the fish we seek. These are water proven flies that convince fish both on the beach and in the back. His techniques expand my skill set to create flies for any application. Kudos to you Drew!
This book is in keeping with what sets Drew's publications apart. It's excellent and as I fish regularly in SW Florida, it has proven a great resource. In particular is Flip's Glades Deceiver and Brita's Flatwing Glass Minnow. If you are in to Linesiders, add this to your collection. Hats off Drew and put me down for # 3. Chris Gair, Fort Myers.
Great read. Looking forward to tying some of these and testing them out
I love the patterns Drew choose for this book and the history behind them.
Will let you know
As in his previous books, Drew does an excellent job, not only in detailing the tying instructions but also, in the background stories of the originators and of the patterns in general. Well Done.
Excellent book as always. I would recommend this book to any one who ties flies. Mike Collier
It’s a no brainer Drew is an excellent flytyer and fisherman. With such a high level of experience & patience to teach those that want to get better is priceless. So much time, energy, love for the craft and dedication is involved in putting projects like this together. Be grateful & support those that spread the knowledge.
I have just received my print version of this book and have begun my initial perusal. I typically scan the entire work and then return to study parts in detail. My initial impression is that this is a superb book on fly tying. I have many books on tying techniques and various types of flies (fresh and saltwater). The photographs of the tying steps in Snook Flies 2 are amongst the best I have ever seen. I will certainly use this book at my tying station in my garage in Punta Gorda. I can only say positive things about this book and strongly recommend it for the patterns included. It is also an excellent treatise on how materials should be attached to a hook and can be used as a teaching aid to tying all types of flies. I heartily recommend Snook 2 to any beginner, intermediate or advance fly tier.