the fly fisher and the river a memoir

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The Fly Fisher And The River

Author : Maxine Atherton
ISBN : 9781634506489
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44. 89 MB
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On angling as a woman in the first half of the twentieth century. Like fast moving currents, the fishing tales in The Fly Fisher and the River move us through a selection of Max Atherton’s experiences both within rivers’ waters as well as at their outer edges. They remind us that alongside the (then-) radical environmentalist-explorer part of her, there was a playful joie de vivre, someone who appreciated the company of good-looking, intelligent outdoorsmen. Even before her husband’s death, Max enjoyed the attention she got as a fisherwoman. While she cherished a few female friendships, Max held the opinion that women did not generally engage their minds as much as they could and tended to settle for less in their lives than she was willing to. The men she liked—educated, with leisure time to fish—had more freedom and could have adventures and talk about ideas, politics, and the intricacies of fly fishing. This refined form of angling provided an escape from the mundane, and Max enjoyed the adrenaline rush of fishing and camping in the great outdoors as much as the meditative quiet time in nature. Her expertise provided the entrée she needed to thrive in a man’s world—a fact reflected in her writing about the joys of casting her lines into one river after another. 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.

Rivers Of The Heart

Author : Steve Raymond
ISBN : 9781632208965
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 24. 86 MB
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Stories are what keep history alive, and Rivers of the Heart is the perfect book to keep the history of fly fishing alive. Steve Raymond shares some of the best and brightest moments from his nearly fifty years of fly-fishing experiences, a long fly-fishing life that contains ecstasy, agony, and passion for trout, salmon, and saltwater gamefish in waters from Canada to the Caribbean, northern Scotland to the South Pacific. The heart-warming stories and funny moments within will delight and charm you to no end. Memorable fly-fishing partners, famous pioneer fly tyers, and old fishing friends are only a few of the charming characters you’ll meet. How did fly patterns get their names? What would the perfect river be like? What would Dame Juliana Berners be doing if she were alive today? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more in this warmly written memoir of the people, places, things, realities, and fantasies encountered by the author in his lifetime of fishing he now remembers as his “rivers of the heart.”

Fly Fishing The River Of Second Chances

Author : Jennifer Olsson
ISBN : 0312313152
Genre : Travel
File Size : 22. 96 MB
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An irreverent memoir of a fly-fisher's experiences of restarting her life in a rural Swedish village describes her love affairs with her new home, its endangered fly-fishing river, and a local river keeper. 20,000 first printing.

Wishing My Father Well

Author : William Plummer
ISBN : 1585670316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 24. 57 MB
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Troubled by a failing marriage and the death of his father, the author finds comfort in his father's favorite sport, and uncovers in his father's fly-fishing journal an understanding of the enigmatic man and the spirit that moved him.

The Fly And The Fish

Author : John Atherton
ISBN : 9781510707542
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 90. 47 MB
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The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing. This lost classic, originally published in 1961, combines his evocative memoirs of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions for fly-tying. Atherton’s reminiscences and instructions are complemented by his exquisite sketches of tools and scenes from the angler’s life. The author’s wife, artist Maxine Atherton, notes in her introduction that in addition to his skills as an accomplished artist and fine sportsman John Atherton was a romantic realist, whose exuberant outbursts of wonder over natural phenomena celebrated our planet’s everyday magic. Indeed, Atherton’s work was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1943 exhibition of American Realists and Magic Realists. On a more practical note, Maxine Atherton adds that the Impressionistic fly patterns such as those featured in this book have worked wonders for her fishing, fooling trout in rivers throughout North America and Europe.


Author : Lou Ureneck
ISBN : 0312371519
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 86. 45 MB
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An unflinching meditation on the Alaskan interior and parenthood traces the author's struggles to reclaim the trust of his teenage son during a Bering Sea fishing trip during which they encountered formidable wildlife and natural elements that helped strengthen their relationship. 25,000 first printing.

I Ve Never Met An Idiot On The River

Author : Henry Winkler
ISBN : 1608870960
Genre : Humor
File Size : 26. 99 MB
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Now in paperback, this New York Times best-selling collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations from Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly-fisherman. An accomplished sportsman who meticulously records the measurements of every fish he hooks, Winkler has learned that his yearly trips to the river are not just about catching trout. More importantly, they’re about adopting the proper perspective on life. Or, as Winkler puts it, when he’s fly-fishing, the river acts like a “washing machine for my brain,” recharging him and reminding him that anything is possible. Winkler makes a habit of sharing his angling adventures with his wife, Stacey, and their three children, Jed, Zoe, and Max. The Winklers’ annual trip, where they can escape the busy-ness of everyday life, has brought them together as a family. On the river, Henry has grown to appreciate the support his wife and children give him, learned to listen, and developed the confidence to publish his outdoor photography in his first non-fiction book. An expression of the inherent optimism that stems from the simplicity of the outdoors, I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River is an invitation to share in the realizations and achievements Winkler has found while fishing. Hopefully it will help you catch a few of your own.

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