Here is the Table of Contents, to give you an idea what the book is about. Feel free to ask questions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Why fly-fishing for pike is an exciting opportunity, even for anglers new to the long rods. Plus a brief history of the pioneers in the sport, and a recap of what this book is about.
ONE - OVERVIEW
Fly-fishing for pike and musky isn’t just a stunt. Debunking common misconceptions about what will attract strikes from these ultimate predators. An explanation of why flies are so effective, and a general discourse on where, geographically, they are most likely to produce.
TWO - THE PLAYERS
Descriptions, identifying characteristics and usual habits of muskellunge, pike, tiger musky and pickerel, plus discussion of possible "Bonus Species:" smallmouth bass, Arctic grayling, walleye, lake trout, brook trout and largemouth bass.
THREE -PIKE TALES
Recounting exciting experiences from various pike fishing trips, mostly throughout central Canada, with tips about habits, techniques and locations woven in while describing the action.
FOUR - MUSKY TALES
Experiences with musky fly-fishing trips, relaying the same type of information as Chapter 3.
FIVE - BONUS FUN
Adventures while taking a break from fishing for pike or musky. A complete discussion of the various Bonus Species, including why they can add so much excitement to the reader’s primary quest for toothy critters.
SIX - SPRING, SUMMMER OR FALL
The best time to go is whenever you can get away, but we will tell you what to expect, with the pros and cons for each season. When it is the best time to catch a really heavy fish.
SEVEN - TACKLE
An in-depth discussion of what rods, lines, leaders and reels that work best, including a section for the various Bonus Species. Many "experts" suggest tackle that may be totally inappropriate, and I tell the reader why.
EIGHT - FLIES THAT WORK
Which flies are most effective and why they work best, plus flies often suggested for pike (and musky) that, while they may catch fish, ore often more trouble than they are worth. There is a photo plate of my favorite flies on the back cover, and tying instructions are included that even a novice fly-tyer can follow.
NINE - TECHNIQUES
Important tips on how to cast big flies all day without exhausting yourself. Also details on how to most effectively work your flies; tips on not missing "Ghost strikes;" the best way to set the hook in bony jaws; getting the most from the fight; and landing and releasing your trophy so he (or she) can fight again another day.
TEN - WHERE TO GO
How to find the best places to fly-fish for pike and musky in the USA and Canada. Many lakes that produce great fishing are singled out. How to pick the best spot for you, whether a deluxe all-expense paid trip or a limited budget, no-frills do-it-yourself adventure.
ELEVEN - A WORD ABOUT THE IGFA
For those interested in possibly setting a tippet-class record with the International Game Fish Association. Who the IGFA is and why it is important to all sport fishing. How to be properly prepared without infringing on your fun, just in case…
TWELVE - FINAL THOUGHTS
A recap of the book and why the reader can enjoy this exciting, not too complicated sport, regardless of his expertise.
A) A resource guide for finding pike & musky waters in any state or province
B) A list of several fly-tying material vendors
C) A pike/musky weight chart, based on length and girth