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 Contact Dick at or 978 314 6879 to request autographed copies shipped directly to you. Or you can purchase them from any of the sources listed at the bottom of this page. 

newRead Dick's interview on the NEWS Page with’s co-founder David Churbuck and get the inside story about the new editions of his books, including the just released Bonefish Fly Patterns, 2nd Edition.

newRead Florida Fly Fishing Magazine's comprehensive review of Bonefish Fly Patterns, 2nd Edition: “For my money and yours, if you were to buy only one fly tying book this year, it would be Bonefish Fly Patterns. I’ve got mine, and no, you can’t borrow it.”  Read also Global Fly Fisher’s review of the book: “Any bonefishing first timer should be even better off with this new edition, and people who have experience with the ghost of the flats will most definitely enjoy the book too ... and learn a lot.”

Dick has written extensively on bonefishing for leading angling journals and he has authored two definitive books on the pursuit of this magnificent game fish. Click on the links below for detailed summaries of Dick’s books. Visit the Reviews page for a full listing of critics’ and reader’s comments.

Fly Fishing for Bonefish is Dick’s in-depth how-to fly fishing handbook that covers in detail everything you need to know to find, stalk, spot, aim at, cast to, and catch bonefish. It describes popular fly patterns for bones and their recipes, and it reviews bonefish destinations and the lodges that serve them, It also chronicles the early history of the sport and its key players. A final chapter contains tips and advice from eleven expert anglers and guides. [Fly Fishing for Bonefish, New and Revised, ISBN: 978-1-59921-046-9 Imprint: Lyons Press Trim: 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 Pages: 368, List $39.95]

"A classic ... Dick Brown tells virtually everything a fly fisher needs to know about the sport ... a superb book."—John Randolph, Fly Fisherman

"I think this book is terrific. Best thing on bonefishing around by miles."—Howell Raines, Editor, New York Times and author of Fly Fishing Through the Mid Life Crisis

Bonefish Fly Patterns, 2nd Edition—Tying, Selecting, and Fishing all the Best Bonefish Flies from Today's Best Tiers, features the most comprehensive collection of bonefish fly patterns and tiers ever assembled in a single volume, with 197 fly patterns from over 100 veteran fly tiers, including such saltwater fly fishing icons. Like the original edition, the new version contains full-color, high-resolution, macro-lens close-ups of each featured fly, along with detailed descriptions of its authentic recipe, tying notes, fishing notes, prey it suggests, locations where it is effective, and fishing anecdotes about its use. [Bonefish Fly Patterns: Tying, Selecting, and Fishing all the Best Bonefish Flies from Today's Best Tiers, ISBN: 978-0-7627-7004-5 Hardcover Imprint: Lyons Press Trim: 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 Pages: 320, List $49.95]

"Bonefish Fly Patterns will make you want to tie bonefish flies whether you're a fly tyer or not! It will also give you the tools to become a better flats fisherman, with invaluable discussions of technique, presentation, fly design, and much, much more ... you'll take this book on all your bonefishing excursions." —Craig Mathews, author Fly Fishing the Madison and Bonefishing the Flats

The most highly charged moment in fishing is anticipating the take or refusal of a bonefish fly. Brown’s new book teaches you how to assure the “take” in this modern, clearly written treasure of fly construction, selection, and usage.”—Vic Gaspeny, veteran Florida Keys flats guide and IGFA fly-rodbonefish record holder (14lb 6oz bonefish).

Dick’s Books Are Available at the Following:

Most fly shops and online fly fishing suppliers
     • Bear’s Den
     • Blue Ribbon Flies
     • Bob Marriott’s
     • Clouser’s Fly Shop
     • Compleat Angler
     • Concord Outfitters
     • Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop
     • Eldridge Brothers Outfitters
     • Feather-Craft Fly Fishing
     • First Light Anglers
     • Fishing the Cape
     • The Fly Shop
     • International Angler
     • Lower Forty
     • Saltwater Angler
     • Saltwater Edge
     • Stone River Outfitters
     • Urban Angler

Online and brick-and-mortar bookstores
     • Amazon
     • The Angling Bookstore
     • Barnes & Noble
     • Borders

     • Globe Pequot Press (Lyons Press)

Autographed copies
You can order either book from the author and have it personally autographed as you request. Email the author to request autographed copies shipped priority mail.



“There is always something in these two books to relearn. The sheer density of information about the species—simply on the scientific level—their forage, and their habits would make the book a definitive treatise without any mention of how to stalk and trick one into biting a fly. The practical tips, the how-tos, the catalogues of tackle to bring, how to travel with it, and what to do with it once you get there is staggering. —Dave Churbuck, Founder of Reel-Time, The Internet Journal of Saltwater Fly Fishing



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