And a dandy one itis. True, only five of its 28 chapters specifically target saltwater fly-fishing (mostly bluefish and stripers), but these alone are worth the price of admission. Consider, for example, Tapply's description of a bluefish blitz: ''We were in themiddle of it - birds, bait, fish, fishermen, water, blood, salt, meat. It was a complete food chain. The air was charged with adrenaline - mine and Andrew's mingled with the furious adrenaline of the predatory bluefish, the panicky adrenaline of thecornered baitfish, the screeching adrenaline of the scavenging birds. It felt electric and primal and strangely familiar. I was part of that mix.''