Andy Mill’s Tarpon Book

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 [...]

11th August 2010.
By Pete McDonald

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.


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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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