Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing Photography by Andy Anderson
Text by Tom Rosenbauer, Foreword by Guy de La Valdene, Photographed by Andy Anderson
April 1, 2014
Photography - Nature & Wildlife
12-1/2 x 9
About This Book
Experience the world's greatest coastal fly-fishing destinations with this stunning volume, an ideal gift for any angler's library. As close to a first-hand experience as a reader can get without getting wet, Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing is a visually stunning journey to America's most epic saltwater fishing hot spots. Featuring photography from the Atlantic Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Bahamas, Gulf Coast, and Florida Keys-and highlighting fish such as striped bass, tuna, bonefish, permit, and tarpon-this is a life's compilation of saltwater fly-fishing photography by one of the most acclaimed outdoors photographers. Each section has an accompanying essay by Tom Rosenbauer that takes the reader along on a memorable trip to the world's greatest fishing destinations. For the serious fly fisherman, it is an album of shared experiences. For those new to the sport, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to the exotic world that exists on the waters of American coastlines and islands.
About the Author
Andy Anderson is an award-winning outdoor photographer who has shot for Outside, Garden & Gun, and Conde Nast Traveler, among other publications. Tom Rosenbauer is a lifelong fly fisher and author of more than twelve books on fly fishing, including Universe's The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing.Guy de la Valdène is the author of several books, numerous articles for Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, and Field & Stream, and director of the highly acclaimed documentary Tarpon.
"Recommended for the fisherman who is wearied by this brutal winter. I’ve read and owned plenty of coffee table photography books about fishing. Most tend to concentrate on a species, like trout or Atlantic salmon or even bonefish. But I’ve never come across a fishing book like this: One that concentrates on inshore fishing, from places like Montauk to places like the Bahamas. Anderson’s photos within are amazing, especially the cover shot, which will take your breath away. Rosenbauer’s prose nicely fills the space between the shots. What I found particularly cool about this book was the photos and descriptions of various haunts in the northeastern salt, a geographical area that’s been under-represented in past books about fishing." ~Forbes Magazine
"Seasoned editorial and advertising photographer Andy Anderson’s new book Salt explores America’s most amazing saltwater fishing spots. Each section has an accompanying essay by Tom Rosenbauer…" ~Photo District News
"Andy Anderson has written an autobiography in pictures, a life on the water. Salt is an eloquent modern paean to the strength and beauty of the coastal waters he cares for at a time when that environment is in danger of disappearing." ~Guy de la Valdène
"If you want to understand the passion for fishing on the edge of the ocean, or if you already have that passion but want to know why you feel it so intensely, then Salt is the book for you." ~Tom McGuane
“Fishing, like photography, is a solitary pursuit, one that requires vast reserves of patience, a sensitivity to subtle movements, and lightning quick reflexes. Capturing the sport’s hard-won pleasures on film requires still another helping of each, which is why Andy Anderson, a T&C contributor and lifelong fisherman himself, was able to produce such a magnificent book on the subject. Saltdistills the work of 20 years, during which Anderson has logged a lot of miles (and reeled in a few trophies), from the Berry Islands to Eureka, California. In their alternating tranquility and ferocity, the pictures owe something to J.M.W. Turner.” ~Town & Country
“I am an old-time fishing guide, outdoor action photographer (with numerous cover shots for the major outdoor magazines), and a lifelong saltwater angler. I only tell you this so you can understand my perspective and appreciation for Andy Anderson’s amazing photography in this fantastic book. My experienced eye thinks his work is awesome, and I am sure you will treasure it. It is a great addition to any angler’s library.” ~Stu Apte