The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Kirk Deeter,Charlie Meyers

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399816

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 201

View: 4690

A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher.

The L. L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Macauley Lord,Dave Whitlock,Dick Talleur

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592288915

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 9421

A compilation of the best instructional books on fly fishing available today, authored by some of the world's foremost fly-fishing experts.

History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

Author: Ian Whitelaw

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127839

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5145

The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Among the countless fly patterns created over the centuries, these 50 have been carefully chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia, and now to every country in the world. Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport.

Trout Tips

More than 250 fly-fishing tips from the members of Trout Unlimited

Author: Kirk Deeter

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510713719

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 8540

From the mighty rivers of the Pacific Northwest, to the rolling streams of New England, to the freestone streams of the Appalachians, to the frigid waters of Canada, fly fishing is a sport embraced by anglers from all corners of North America. And now from the members of the highly respected conservation organization Trout Unlimited comes a comprehensive volume of tested tips and tactics for flyfishermen from every region and of every skill level. The Trout Unlimited Book of Fly-Fishing Tips covers every aspect of fly fishing. Learn how to select the rod, reel, and fly line that are best suited for your type of fishing. Perfect your casting techniques so you can place your dry fly, nymph, wet fly, or streamer exactly where you want it to be, then get a proper drift over likely holding areas. Want to learn how to tie your own flies? It’s easy with the tips from TU’s tiers. Want to know how to read water, no matter what the conditions? Look no further than this book. Here you’ll find chapters featuring these tips, plus advice on wading, fighting fish, and tying bombproof knots, and much more in this compact and insightful book. Whether you’re a beginning angler looking to get into the sport or an experienced flyfisherman wanting to hone your skills, The Trout Unlimited Book of Fly-Fishing Tips is sure to provide you with tips, tactics, and techniques that will make you a better angler. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner

Author: The Orvis Company,Tom Rosenbauer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366934

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 5662

This book, written with the support of America's oldest fishing tackle business, offers beginners a chance to learn the fundamentals of the great sport of fly fishing quickly and easily. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing can be the start of a lifetime journey of discovery that will increase your intimacy with the natural world and allow you to gain skill and finesse in your fly fishing techniques. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations and photographs will enable new fly fishers to: * Select and assemble proper, balanced tackle * Cast a line with authority and accuracy * Chose the correct fly for any situation * Tie the two most useful fishing knots * Find fish in lakes, rivers, and salt water * and much more Here are fishing ethics, helpful safety advice, basic angling terms, everything the new fly fisher needs in a crisp, helpful, and finely illustrated primer of the highest rank.

A Fly Rod of Your Own

Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451618360

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 784

“After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master,” (Forbes) and his newest book only confirms this assessment, along with his recent induction into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach brings his ever-sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. Known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing, Gierach’s “deceptively laconic prose masks an accomplished storyteller…his alert and slightly off-kilter observations place him in the general neighborhood of Mark Twain and James Thurber” (Publishers Weekly). A Fly Rod of Your Own transports readers to streams and rivers from Maine to Montana, and as always, Gierach’s fishing trips become the inspiration for his pointed observations on everything from the psychology of fishing (“Fishing is still an oddly passive-aggressive business that depends on the prey being the aggressor”); why even the most veteran fisherman will muff his cast whenever he’s being filmed or photographed; the inevitable accumulation of more gear than one could ever need (“Nature abhors an empty pocket. So does the tackle industry”); or the qualities shared by the best guides (“the generosity of a teacher, the craftiness of a psychiatrist, and the enthusiasm of a cheerleader with a kind of Vulcan detachment”). As Gierach likes to say, “fly-fishing is a continuous process that you learn to love for its own sake. Those who fish already get it, and those who don’t couldn’t care less, so don’t waste your breath on someone who doesn’t fish.” A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to those who fish that “brings a skeptical, wry voice to the peril and promise of twenty-first-century fishing” (Booklist).

Curtis Creek Manifesto

Author: Sheridan Anderson

Publisher: Frank Amato Publications

ISBN: 9780936608068

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7493

Finest beginner fly-fishing guide due to its simple, straight-forward approach. It is laced with outstanding humor provided in its hundreds of illustrations. All the practical information you need to know is presented in an extremely delightful way such as rod, reel, fly line and fly selection, casting, reading water, insect knowledge to determine which fly pattern to use, striking and playing fish, leaders and knot tying, fly tying, rod repairs, and many helpful tips. A great, easy-to-understand book.

The Art of the Fishing Fly

Author: Tony Lolli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781454929024

Category:

Page: 240

View: 9467

Features a foreword by President Jimmy Carter! For the millions of fly fishermen who are passionate about their sport, this gorgeous book is both a visual feast and the ultimate reference. The heart of the book comprises 75 profiles of flies--the soul of the sport--with absolutely stunning color photographs of each fly, fascinating stories behind the flies, and inspirational photographs of fly fisherman around the world in action. It's the perfect gift for every fly fisherman!

Flywater

The Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West

Author: Grant McClintock

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789320919

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 1257

With the help of his friends Mike Crockett and Jack Hemingway, Grant McClintock set out on a year's angling sojourn through the West visiting some of the world's most renowned trout and steelhead rivers. They came away from their travels with the photographs, tales, and memories that became the book Flywater, one of the iconic books of fly fishing's literary canon. McClintock takes the reader back to these fabulous places--and moments--with extraordinary, as-yet-unpublished photography. Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West is a gallery of moments, places, people, and ideas. McClintock's rich photos create a compelling journey that the reader, whether fisherman or non-fisherman, will thoroughly enjoy. For the serious fly fisherman, it is an album of shared experiences. For the uninitiated, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to an exotic new world that really does exist on the streams and rivers of the American West.

Fly Fishing in North Carolina

Author: Buck Paysour

Publisher: John F. Blair Publisher

ISBN: 9781878086389

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 9578

No state offers a greater variety of fish to catch or more beautiful settings in which to catch them than North Carolina. And nobody knows more about fishing in North Carolina than Buck Paysour, who has spent half a century wandering from coast to mountains, fly fishing for speckled sea trout in brackish sounds, for sunfish in tannic black rivers, for largemouth bass in Piedmont lakes, for native wild trout in tumbling mountain brooks. A practical guide packed with information on where & how to experience the best fly fishing available anywhere, this book also is a paean to the grace & beauty of a much beloved sport & a much beloved state.

L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook

Author: Dave Whitlock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749700

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 4797

The newest edition of a fly fishing classic by one of the sports most noted authors and illustrators.

Concise History of Fly Fishing

Author: Glenn Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985778323

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6065

In this brief but detailed history, Glenn Law examines the development of fly fishing, from the earliest Egyptian copper hooks dating to 2600 B.C. and the first recordings of catch-and-release fishing in China's Zhou dynasty, to the most modern innovations in tackle and the rise of fly-fishing personalities.

A River Trilogy

A Fly-Fishing Life

Author: W. D. Wetherell

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510728252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 1858

For the first time together, River Trilogy combines three classic works on fly fishing by W. D. Wetherell. Contained here are some of Wetherell’s most poetic pieces, a combination of spontaneous journal entries, reflections on contemplative excursions, and outright fishing tales. Each passage is filled with moving imagery describing the beauty of the river and the natural world that surrounds it. The first book in the collection, Vermont River, is an elegy to the author’s love of fly fishing in his native Vermont. Selected by Trout magazine as one of the thirty finest works on fly fishing, Vermont River will move readers with its radiant descriptions of Wetherell’s beloved sport and region. In Upland Streams, Wetherell explores the meandering streams and crooked creeks that dot New England’s landscape, the mighty rivers that flow through the Southwest, and the crags and lochs that fill the countryside of Scotland. Conveyed with characteristic humor and introspection, Upland Streams chronicles moments of life lived close to nature in all its majesty. One River More, the final volume in the collection, begins as a traditional chronicle of trout fishing in Vermont and Montana. It quickly, however, becomes a rich exploration of some of the most essential human experiences: love of nature and love of family.

The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Author: Kirk Wallace Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981628

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4616

“Fascinating from the first page to the last—you won’t be able to put it down.” —Southern Living A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief. On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

The Total Fly Fishing Manual

307 Essential Skills and Tips

Author: Joe Cermele

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616288730

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 7509

From the same team that brought you the Total Fishing Manual , comes the book fly fishing fanatics have been waiting for: The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Tips and Tricks from Expert Anglers. The Total Fly Fishing Manual is the most comprehensive collection of expert fly fishing advice and up-to-date gear reviews. This book gathers the best tips, old school-techniques that still deliver and adds a wealth of new material. Filled with over 300 hints from the best anglers in both salt and fresh water, the editors of Field and Stream give you everything you need to make the perfect pitch, find a secret spot and score a fish. TOOLS From the best flies of all time to the best reel for the job and when to change your hooks learn about the tools you needed for the job. As well as practical skills like tying a Palomar knot, how to unravel flylines, the five-minute fly, tying a clouser minnow, and how to lose the tailing loop. TECHNIQUES From old to new, everything you need to know to strike in the night, put a different spin on it, spot and stalk, shoot the breeze and find where they feed. TACTICS Put yourself in the best position for the catch: get up the creek for a late-season trout, find a secret spot, sneak up on more fish, fish headwaters for autumn trout, fish with your eyes, hook more rising fish, take the long shot, and dominate the shoreline. Whether you’re fishing for, salmon, bass or carp this guide will help you improve your technique, upgrade your equipment and hook your prize fish.

The Complete Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Tom McNally

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070456389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 1234

Describes freshwater and saltwater fly fishing equipment, techniques, and species, and includes diagrams, photographs, and charts

Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

An Insider's Guide to the 50 Best Places

Author: Nate Schweber

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811710513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 282

View: 1618

The most important hatches and recommended patterns, along with key fishing techniques and the best times of year to fish there Interviews with a stunning collection of Yellowstone Park veterans in the know, including fly shop owners Bob Jacklin, Craig Mathews, John Juracek, Richard Parks, and John Bailey; writers Tom McGuane, Wild Bill Schneider, and The Drake magazine's Tom Bie Best spots for Yellowstone cutthroat, westslope cutthroat, Snake River finespotted cutthroat, grayling, rainbows, cuttbows, brown trout, brook trout, mountain whitefish, and Mackinaw lake trout

Fly Fishing For Dummies

Author: Peter Kaminsky

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764550737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 7367

If you believe what you read, fly fishing requires the touch of a surgeon and the spirit of a Zen master. Forget about what you’ve heard about f ly fishing in the past, if you really want to learn how to fly fish all you need are the right tools, proper technique, and a positive attitude. With these essential elements you can begin to enjoy the sport of fly fishing in no time. For those of you who have never held a fly rod, you will find enough information here to get you started. You won’t be forced to discover everything all at once. If you’re already a fly rodder, you’ll find plenty of tips and techniques that you can turn to right away without going through the basics all over again. And if you’re a master angler, you will find this book a handy reference for all kinds of questions. Fly Fishing For Dummies explores the fun and fundamentals of fly fishing—from tying flies to reeling in your catch. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran angler, here you? 8217;ll find all the tips and tricks for choosing the right kind of gear; how and where to catch freshwater and saltwater fish; visual examples of the art of casting; and how to read the water, wade, cast, and (finally) land yourself a whopper. You’ll also find out how to: Identify the best fish to fly fish for—from rainbow trout to black marlin Improve your catch and release techniques Continue your education through recommended references and online resources Choose the right rod, reel, and gear to land the fish you are after Master all the casting styles you’ll ever need Tie your own flies or choose pre-made ones proven to get results With over 150 illustrations and proven advice, Fly Fishing For Dummies is a great primer on fly fishing’s essential elements.

Fly Fishing Idaho's Secret Waters

Author: Chris Hunt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625846924

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9984

Idaho's clear flowing rivers are world famous for fly fishing, but finding that elusive perfect spot to land a trophy in the vast wilderness requires a lot of time and knowledge. Fortunately, writer, angler and conservationist Chris Hunt has traveled to some of the state's most idyllic areas to find the best fishing the Gem State has to offer. Adventurous anglers can follow his directions off the beaten path to enjoy excellent scenery and even better fishing. Brimming with expert tips and seasonal strategies for each location, this handy guide will find its place in a dry pocket for every successful excursion.