"A pleasing prose mosaic and tribute to a life-shaping sport."
--Naples Florida Weekly
"A powerful resource for the fisherman."
--The Midwest Book Review, December 2010
"Anyone who has seen a tarpon roll can catch tarpon fever and understand how this collection of essays will have wide appeal to a variety of readers. Over 100 essays are presented by the editors and include some of the best nature writers and observers of the natural world ever assembled in one book."
"Recounts the history of Florida tarpon through a collection of fish tales from some of the greatest outdoor writers and sportsmen to ever wet a line."
--Garden and Gun
"may be THE collection of tarpon stories from the earlier days of Southwest Florida tarpon fishing"
--Bill AuCoin, Suncoast Fly Fishing Newsletter (St. Petersburg, FL)
“Offers a look back at the beginnings of the Florida tarpon fishery, and offers… anglers a jump-start of enthusiasm to test their tackle on a tartpon.”
“Truly the ultimate book about tarpon fishing and the history behind its growth as a sport… gets into the heart of why an angler fishes for tarpon.”
--Brad Wiegmann Outdoors