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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.

A Concise History Of Fly Fishing

Author : Glenn Law
ISBN : OCLC:70697081
Genre : Fly fishing
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Fly Fishing Through The Midlife Crisis

Author : Howell Raines
ISBN : 9780060834647
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Howell Raines has gone fly fishing with presidents of the United States and legends of the sport, as well as relatives, childhood friends, and his two sons. Casting deep into the waters of his tumultuous and momentous life -- his storied career at the New York Times, his painful divorce, his seven-year feud with his father, his memorable friendship with fisherman/philosopher Richard C. Blalock -- Raines offers his now-classic meditation on the "disciplined, beautiful, and unessential activity" of fly fishing and the challenges and opportunities of middle age. A witty and profound celebration of life's transitions and the serene pleasures of the outdoors, Raines's memories and observations offer wisdom for the younger man, comfort for the older man, and rare insight for women into the often puzzling male psyche. "Hear me, my brothers," Raines says. "Anything is possible in the life of a man if he lives long enough. Even adulthood."

Fly Patterns Of Northern New Mexico

Author : Karen Denison
ISBN : 0826320309
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The fifty fly patterns described in these pages have proven reliable in the fly-fishing streams and rivers of northern New Mexico over many years. Developed by thirty locally respected tyers, they are not widely known or sold commercially outside the region. None are either legally patented or copied from widely known standard flies or patterns. This rich and varied group of patterns reflects diverse approaches to fly-fishing and tying. The authors organize the fly patterns by type: dries, nymphs, wets, streamers, midges, and terrestrials. Each section describes the shared traits of the flies, their construction and usefulness, and the best methods for fishing with them. The description of each fly includes a thumbnail history, recipe, tying instructions, and a photograph. An appendix provides recipes for additional useful patterns described in other manuals. The authors cannot guarantee fly-fishing success but they do promise fun at fishing and tying.

The Founding Flies

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 9780811708333
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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43 American fly-tying masters, including Mary Orvis Marbury, Thaddeus Norris, and Theodore Gordon.


Author : Grant McClintock
ISBN : 0789320916
Genre : Photography
File Size : 41. 87 MB
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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.

Fifty More Places To Fly Fish Before You Die

Author : Chris Santella
ISBN : 9781613121917
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57. 72 MB
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Fifty More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella’s first book, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, has more than 100,000 copies in print, and Santella—now a regular fly-fishing contributor to the New York Times and many angling periodicals—has finally returned to the subject that started it all. Santella profiles 50 more first-class fly-fishing destinations around the world, as shared by top fishing-expedition leaders and journalists. This volume includes many of fly fishing’s “next big things”: fishing in San Diego for mako sharks; sight-casting in Bolivia for golden dorado; flats-style striper fishing in Maine’s Casco Bay; nocturnal sea trout angling in Wales; and fishing for giant mahseer in the Himalayan foothills of India. Gorgeous photography showcases the beauty of these destinations, and the “If You Go” section enables readers to embark on the fishing trips themselves. Praise for Fifty More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die: “The photos are sharp, the prose is compelling (Santella is one of the best in this business), the research is supremely thorough . . . and as such, the ride through 50 More Places is very much worth taking.” —Field and Stream.com

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