The Blitz, Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration, by Pete McDonald and photographer Tosh Brown, is a celebration of the unique fly-fishing culture centered around the pursuit of striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and other near-shore predators.
The authors spent a year covering the major runs and hot spots from Casco Bay to the Outer Banks, making several stops on Long Island, in New Jersey and along the New England coast. The book provides an introspective look at the fascinating edge where angler lifestyles and fish migrations merge. The writing is inspired and the photography is superb.
Through McDonald’s turn of phrase, and Brown’s eye for imagery, they have created an engaging and comprehensive view of the beaches, tidal rips, birds, bait, and gamefish of the Eastern Seaboard. This is not a how-to-where-to guidebook; it’s an offbeat celebration of the unique and vibrant fly-fishing culture of striped bass, bluefish, tuna, bonito, false albacore, redfish, and other near-shore pelagics.
Joining McDonald and Brown in this collaboration are celebrated East Coast photographers, Dave Skok, Brian Horsley, Sarah Gardner, Jim Levison, Matt Boutet, Sam Talarico, Barry and Cathy Beck, and others.
If you’re partial to crashing surf, panicked baitfish, diving birds, and busting fish, this book is the perfect complement to your fly-fishing collection.