In Tideline (191 pp., hardcover, $40; Willow Creek Press, 2004), Kirk Deeter and Andrew Steketee embark on a journey with photographer Marco Lorenzetti to find the most interesting fly-fishing guides and captains working the American coastline. The result of their efforts is an outstanding literary and photographic work. Each chapter in the book relates the experiences that the authors had with their selected captains. Every encounter is humorous, enough so to keep you turning the pages until you are finished (not one of my requirements for a gift book, but, oh, well!). From Amanda Switzer in the Northeast to Conway Bowman in California and many guides around and in between, this book gives the saltwater fly-angler a taste of what the life of a guide and captain is like.