gives PowerPoint slide shows and presentations for fly fishing shows,
fishing clubs, angling groups, and fly fishing retailer events. Contact
him at 978 314 6879 or email@example.com for your next event.
Be a Better Bonefish Angler—Tune-up
Your Flats Skills before Your Next Trip
Whether you are a flats novice or a multi-trip veteran, you will fish
better on your next bonefish trip after you hear Dick’s tips
on how to improve every skill-set required for this demanding but exhilarating
sport. He drills down into every aspect of the sport—and gives
useable tips on how you can improve each of them—from always
being ready on deck to seeing fish better to improved casting and aiming
to stripping and striking more effectively to playing difficult fish.
Dick will answer both the basic and advanced questions that anglers
ask when heading south to chase bones, permit, and other flats game
fish. And he will help you see new ways to spot fish better,
find fish, cast effectively in wind, deal with clouds, avoid line hazards,
and know when to strike fish. He will also discuss the nuts and bolts
of equipment and bullet-proof rigging in this sport where the backing
connection goes through the rods guides every time you hook up. Invite
Dick to present this entertaining tip-filled one-hour-plus PowerPoint
program, which is based on the latest edition of his Fly Fishing for Bonefish book.
Bonefish Flies 2.0—the Next Generation in Flats Flies
on the exciting findings of Dick’s research for his newest
book, Bonefish Fly Patterns, 2nd Edition, this show
examines the new fly design techniques being applied by today’s
most innovative tiers and most experienced flats anglers. Using
detailed macro-lens close-ups of flies, Dick shows the novel
design trends and the latest tying techniques being applied to
flats flies by today’s best tiers, including glow-through
body dubbing, micro-flash winging, flats-agnostic coloring, self
articulating appendages, prey-true appendage movement, and exaggeration
of triggering traits to make flies more productive on more fish
at more locations. He also shows some of the pioneering work
underway in creating better large-prey patterns such as crabs,
mantises, and toadfish that successfully capture prey form and
deliver desired sink rates. In addition, Dick uses close-ups
of prey to reveal how bonefish behavioral research, eating-preference
studies, and prey observation are all reshaping flats fly design
to produce more effective patterns.
Your Fly Box—Selecting (and Fishing) the Best Bonefish
In this presentation, Dick describes the key functional
characteristics and prey factors you must consider when selecting
bonefish flies for a flats trip, while he simultaneously profiles
today’s most effective flats flies, including many of the
new patterns he researched for Bonefish Fly Patterns, 2nd
• Major prey families favored by bones and the
best patterns for suggesting them.
• The functional requirements
bonefish flies must meet to get in front of fish without spooking
them—and then trigger them to strike.
• Fly design
strategies to control flash, sink-rate, splash impact, and snag-proofing,
self-animation to entice fish
• Bonefish triggers and the
design strategies to make flies more seductive
prey and terrain differences and how they affect fly choice,
with examples of how to stock your fly box for different parts
of the world.