On the Bow

Love, Fear and Fascination in the Pursuit of Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit

Bill Horn



ISBN: 9780811739542

PUBLICATION DATE: September 23, 2021

CATEGORY: Fishing, Humour and Fishing Tales

BINDING: Hardback


Veteran saltwater angler and Keys resident Bill Horn shares his years of experience pursuing tarpon, permit, and bonefish and captures the magic and mystery of flats fishing around the world.

Not only are biology, behaviour, and tactics for the fish covered, but Horn also discusses famous destinations and profiles legendary guides. Guide interviews, fly pattern recommendations, and the latest research round out the instructional information.

Meet the author Bill Horn

Bill Horn is a mostly retired natural resources/wildlife law attorney whose career focused on natural resource management and law as well as fish and wildlife conservation. As Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks in the Regan Administration, he played an active role in the early stages of the Everglades restoration program and elevated fishery programs within FWS.

As a private attorney, his clients included the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, and Trout Unlimited, among others. Horn has long been active in private sector conservation. He has served on the board of directors for the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Trout Unlimited.

He has chased bonefish, tarpon, and permit for over forty years in the Keys, Bahamas, Hawaii, and Mexico. His articles have appeared in American Angler, Florida Sportsman, the Angling Report, the BTT Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, and the Pointing Dog Journal. His first book, Seasons on the Flats, was published by Headwater Books/Stackpole in 2012. Horn lives in the Florida Keys (Marathon) and Teton Valley, Idaho.