Andy Mill is considered by almost everyone who fly fishes to be the world’s best tarpon angler. Mill, a former Olympic skier, spent years channelling his competitive juices into reaching the apex of his new sport.
Now, in his new book A Passion For Tarpon, he is sharing his collected skill and wisdom with the entire world, or whomever’s willing to pay the $100 cover price from Wild River Press.
I received a review copy of the book. The volume is so dense that it’s going to take some time to give it a proper review, but my first impressions are, Wow, pretty awesome.
There’s so much more to this book than just how-to information. Mill includes a chapter on tarpon biology from well-known marine biologist Jerald Ault, as well as a chapter on the history of tarpon fishing from the Florida guide and fishing historian Steve Kantner. Plus, there are pages of interviews with top-flight Keys guides and tarpon interviews to read through, all paying homage to the people who pioneered tarpon fishing and advanced it to Mill, its modern master.
Expect a full review as soon as I get the time to wade through it all.