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The Fly And The Fish

Author : John Atherton
ISBN : 9781510707542
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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. 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 Science Of Fly Fishing

Author : Stan L. Ulanski
ISBN : 0813922100
Genre : Science
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The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that integrates scientific components into the sport of angling for trout and other game fish. The Science of Fly-Fishing fills that void. Stan L. Ulanksi presents the basic elements of the physical and biological sciences in a way that helps the reader see their practical application to fishing. The Science of Fly-Fishing is designed for anglers—whether they have any formal background in science or not—who are curious about the relevance of science to their sport. The angling-related scientific concepts revealed in the book require no more of the reader than a good dose of common sense and a willingness to expand his or her fly-fishing knowledge. Ulanski’s thoughtful explorations of topics such as the physics of fly casting, the angler’s environment, the diet of trout, and the role of lake geology and biology will help anglers reach a greater understanding of and appreciation for the natural aquatic home of their quarry. Stan L. Ulanski is Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University.

Fish Flies

Author : Terry Hellekson
ISBN : 9781586856922
Genre : Reference
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This is the definitive book on fly-tying, with thousands of fly patterns included for the enthusiast. Expert angler, fly tier, and author Terry Hellekson addresses everything from the history of fly-fishing around the world to the history of fly tying and fly-tying materials. Hellekson shares interviews with fly-tying greats of years past, along with the fascinating history and background of some of the popular individual flies, making this a great read. His colorful recollections of people and events will intrigue and delight even the most serious fly tier. He also shares years of wisdom and knowledge on fly-tying colors; fly patterns; fly-tying tools, hooks, and materials; and fly-fishing and fly-tying methods. Hellekson' depicts hundreds of intricate patterns for dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs. Mayfly, stonefly, and caddisfly species are widely represented with simulations of the phases of their respective life cycles. Detailed patterns for terrestrials, damselflies and dragonflies, leeches and worms, midges, crustaceans, streamers, shad flies, steelhead flies, Atlantic salmon flies, Spey flies, Pacific salmon flies, and salmon and steelhead dry flies round out the book. This encyclopedia is organized into two distinct parts: the first section describes the origins of fly-fishing; the concepts of vision and perception of color; and the tools and materials from which artificial flies are created. It addresses dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies. The second section of the book thoroughly attends to the simulation of other insect orders, such as terrestrials and crustaceans, and then delves into the specifics of streamers, shad flies, steelhead flies, and more. Even a fly-fishing novice will be enthralled with illustrations that clarify the patterns in a reader-friendly style. Line illustrations throughout, plus more than 2,950 detailed fly patterns-including 695 flies shown in full color-make this a comprehensive fly-tying encyclopedia beyond compare. Terry Hellekson was born into the world of fly-fishing and spent his early life in Happy Camp, California, where his father had a fly-fishing guide service on the Klamath and Trinity rivers during the 1940s and 1950s. Hellekson not only fly-fished and tied flies as a youth, but he developed many new fly patterns and eventually became immersed in all phases of the fly-fishing and fly-tying businesses. He founded Fly Fishing Specialties, a wholesale and retail business. He continually exchanges information with leading experts in fly-fishing and fly tying. Hellekson has traveled the world discovering sources for fly-tying materials and other products that he sold on the international market. He has also fished many of the great lakes and rivers of the world, traveling to such far off places as Kashmir to test the waters of the Himalayas. Hellekson is one of the founders of the Northern Utah Fly Fishers and the Granite Bay Fly Casters in northern California. Through fly-tying classes and fly-fishing clinics, he has taught countless numbers of fly fishers the fine points of the sporting art. Besides the many articles he has written on fly-fishing and fly tying, he has authored two books, Popular Fly Patterns (1976) and Fish Flies (1995), with this revised edition the culmination of a lifetime of work. He has also made generous contributions to the works of other authors. He now lives and fishes with his wife, Patricia, in Montana, where they have the famous Kootenai River at their doorstep.

Fly Fishing The Sacred Art

Author : Eric Eisenkramer
ISBN : 9781594732997
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this unique exploration of fly-fishing as a spiritual practice, an Episcopal priest and a rabbi share what it can teach us about awe and wonder in the natural world, the benefits of solitude, the blessing of community and the search for the Divine.

Fly Fishing The Flats

Author : Barry Beck
ISBN : 0811706265
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This lavishly illustrated book is both a practical guide and a visual celebration of the sport from an eminently qualified team. Barry and Cathy Beck have fished and hosted trips to the best saltwater flats in the hemisphere. Here, you'll fine expert advice on fishing for thirteen species, from strippers in Martha's Vineyard, to flats Super Grand Slam. You'll find detailed instruction on long cast techniques, including a seven page photo sequence on the double haul alone. A guide to flies, gear, and tackle, as well as veteran travellers' advice about where and when to go for the best fishing.

How To Fly Fish

Author : HowExpert
ISBN : 9781647588953
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 66. 8 MB
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If you want to learn how to fly fish, then get "How To Fly Fish" guide which is written by a person with real life experience in fly fishing. "How To Fly Fish" is a beginner’s guide to the sport of fly fishing. In it, you will find everything a new fly fisher should know about getting started in this rewarding, lifelong pastime. You’ll learn about: - Fish, mainly trout – their habits, favorite foods, secret hiding places and how to fool them with a tiny artificial fly - Equipment – from rods and reels to nets and waders, what to look for in good gear and what you need in a beginner’s setup - Reading water – recognizing structure and current patterns that make for good fly fishing water; temperature, clarity and flow rates for optimal conditions - Insects – mayflies, caddis flies, stone flies, even grasshoppers; why the fish cannot resist them; selecting artificial flies to match the real thing - Casting – basic instruction on how to get the fly in the air and onto the water; we’ll look at tempo and line management, and provide a couple of expert tips - Hooking and playing a fish – what to do when you hook into a big, strong fish; techniques for working the rod and controlling the line - Landing and releasing fish – how to handle and remove the hook from a tired trout in as little time as possible, sending it back home alive and well - Hiring a guide – the benefits of spending a little cash for a lot of experience - Drift boats – the allure of fly fishing from a river craft designed to maximize your success on the water - Learning more – where to find the best tips and information on everything from history and conservation to tying your own flies About the Expert Lloyd Bentley won his first essay contest, on fire prevention, at age 9 in San Francisco, California. He wrote for school papers and published a family gossip weekly to entertain the household. He earned a B.A. in Communications in Montreal, and continues to hone his craft, seeking out new challenges that feed his passion and test his skill. During the course of 20 years in Banff, Alberta, Canada, he became both a writer and adventure junkie. He attended a writer’s workshop at the Banff Centre, scripted radio drama for Parks Canada, and contributed Web articles on hiking and biking. He also tells a great fishing story. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

How To Fly Fish

Author : Cliff Hauptman
ISBN : 0811731375
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Rods, reels, lines, leaders, knots, flies, waders, and other equipment you'll need to start fly fishing Demystifies fly fishing and shows you how to keep it simple The ten most versatile flies for freshwater fishing, plus detailed illustrations that show necessary gear, flies, and how to tie knots Fly fishing has a reputation for being complex and difficult, and it can be both fascinating and intimidating to newcomers. This book covers the basic essentials of what you need to get started and then, when you're ready to take on more, shows you how to explore further. Soon-to-be fly fishers will find this a useful introduction.

The Language Of Fly Fishing

Author : C. B. McCully
ISBN : 1579582753
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Complete Photo Guide To Fly Fishing

Author : C. Boyd Pfeiffer
ISBN : 1610603079
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78. 9 MB
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This book not only offers tips to make fly fishing easier and more productive, it helps make fly fishing more fun! The up-close and detailed photographs show how. The author has collected these 300 tips from other anglers and expert sources over the years; everything from buying new waders to using hemostats to timing the strike to casting sinking fly lines. He's tested and used them all-his advice really works. Chapters include tips on: Preparing to Fly Fish; Tackle and Tackle Rigging; Care and Cleaning ; Freshwater Fly Fishing; Saltwater Fly Fishing and Traveling with Fly Tackle.

Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die

Author : Chris Santella
ISBN : 9781613120729
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Amateur or expert, every angler dreams of landing the big one, but that's only part of the appeal of fly fishing. Because even when hours pass without a bite, nothing beats the rugged beauty of the surroundings. For both armchair travelers and avid outdoorsmen who may have already started a checklist of their own, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die maps out the meccas of the fly-fishing world. Through in-depth interviews with the sport's acknowledged gurus, author Chris Santella goes beyond standard guides to convey the very essence of the recommended locations. Readers can vicariously cast mouse pattners to fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangle with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and match the hatch on Montana's Armstrong's Spring Creek. Jardines de la Reina, Cuba (tarpon), the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka (rainbow trout), and the Rio Negro, Brazil (peacock bass) are also included. The essays include a cultural and natural history of each site, along with colorful anecdotes based on the author's and authorities' experiences. With breath-takingly-beautiful photos of the spots, many by celebrated fly-fishing photographer R. Valentine Atkinson, the book also provides adventurous anglers with enough travel-and-tackle information so that they, too, can start planning excursions to go fish around the globe.

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