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"I want, through this written record, to articulate what a rich blessing it is to be a fisherman. And I sense that there may somewhere be a mystery that has yet to be uncovered: a great and hidden truth lying at the heart of the angler's experience, a truth both simple and profound, the power and the importance of which are felt only by fishermen, because it is the irresistible summons of this shy and beautiful truth that takes hold of them, driving them to fish-filled waters in search of their happiness.' Laurence Catlow, July 2001Once a Flyfisher is a sporting diary which follows the events of a season on the beautiful rivers of Yorkshire, Cumbria, Shropshire and Scotland.As he fishes through the summer months, the author's views unfold: forthright, at times extremely funny, unexpectedly moving and always thought-provoking."
Fly fishing in Colorado is huge. As one would expect, there are no shortage of fly fishing guides. But whereas other guides focus on particular waters, Colorado Home Bases, Fishing Places is organized by region, centering on locations out of which fly fishers can "home base." In other words, this book is organized the same way that people organize their fly fishing trips.
"Do interesting things and interesting things happen to you." Flyfisher's Chronicle takes us to where the last of the world's wild fish hide away. Remote destinations the author journeyed to with his fly rod, fly-tying vice - and his inquisitive and inventive mind. Here he developed new techniques and flies to outwit the different fish he discovered there - sharing tales with the many fascinating characters he met on the way with the same insatiable appetite for adventure.
The last volume of our series concludes with 19 experts sharing their techniques and tips which will improve the success rate of every flyfisher!
This volume promises to educate the Fishing public on the following species - Trout in Streams, Largescale Yellowfish, Tilapia, Smallmouth Black Bass, Saltwater Onshore & Offshore Species.
This volume contains the secrets of 21 experts, each divulging how to succeed in targeting the species of their choice.
This volume promises to educate the Fishing public on the following species - Brown Trout, Carp, Natal Yellowfish, Smallmouth Yellowfish in Rivers, King Mackerel and Bonefish.
In Volume 3 we, once again, call on 18 different experts, each sharing their extensive knowledge of the flies they favour, how they tie them and how to fish them.
This volume promises to educate the Fishing public on the following species - Stillwater Trout, Tiger Fish, Clanwilliam Yellowfish, Garrick and Queenfish.
Revolving around her own quest to learn to fly fish on the Lower Laguna Madre of deep south Texas, Kathy Sparrow weaves ageless principles of women's psychology and yoga with a fresh, distinctly feminine approach to fly fishing. Kathy takes the reader from her early life on the bank with her father and grandfathers to her current status as a licensed Coast Guard captain, a fly fishing guide and lodge owner, and the holder of a women's world record speckled trout. Throughout she offers precious technical advice gleaned from male and female anglers alike. From the rods to use, the lines, land the flies, she covers a broad range of information including tips on how to see fish, read the water, and how to become a stealthy wader so you can stalk fish with finesse.
There has long been a divide between flyfishing and coarse fishing - but there is no reason for it This book shows you how to fish in a new way, showing flyfishers and coarse anglers the benefits of both areas of the sport.
Trevor Hawkins is recognised as a leading angling illustrator and has numerous books and magazine articles to his credit. He has been fly fishing for thirty-seven years in both fresh and salt water, at home and abroad. This book, while not an exhaustive volume of fly-fishing knots and rigs, has listed, illustrated in colour and given precise tying notes for all of the commonly used fly-fishing knots for both fresh and salt water. There are rigs and leader recipes suitable for most fly-fishing scenarios, all of which are laid out in an easy-to-follow format. The book is a must for any person taking up fly fishing or for the fly angler who wants or needs to expand his repertoire of knots or rigs whether on fresh or salt water.
Here is a guide to the most revolutionary development in British angling for many years: fly-fishing for trout and grayling in the very centre of towns and cities throughout the United Kingdom.
In this clear and attractive book are all the essential skills you need to be a competent all-round flyfisher. With John Symonds you will learn how to fish for trout and salmon in stillwaters from both bank and boat; in rivers; dry fly and wet fly. You will know how to tie reliable and easy knots, to construct the right leaders, learn where the fish are most likely to lie, how to cast to them and which flies to use. How to Flyfish will bring you up-to-date with all the latest on leader construction and knots, boat control with the paradrogue, traditional nymphing methods to the popular tenkara style. Packed with useful tips and clear diagrams.
The book prepares fly fishermen to increase their probability of fishing success on any given day of the year in the Rockies. It provides details on the identification of the fish, understanding their feeding habits, types and conditions of water in any season. The reader will be armed with an understanding of the types and availability of the various major hatches and their metamorphosis. The book includes information on terrestrials, preferred temperatures, spawning patterns and recommended flies for each season or hatch for both subsurface and surface fishing. A removable field guide is provided for insect identification and suggested flies. Special treatment is also given to diverse subjects such as night fishing, nymphing, "catch and release" procedures, and Northern Pike and Kokanee Salmon fishing.
The Better Half of Flyfishing is not an expert "how-to" book, but rather a collection of helpful hints for the beginner. The author relates humorous stories about the many faces of flyfishing gleaned from the her female perspective, both as a novice to the sport and a pragmatist to life. This refreshing look at traditions, dogma and folklore will entertain all audiences. Women are often enticed into to the sport by their "better half" male counterpart. But flyfishing also embodies a "better half," a side beyond the catch, one that is exhilarating in its human and spiritual depth. The angler is often on a journey in a sport that parallels life's curious path. The flyfishing allegory symbolizes the "better half" within each of us that often needs luring to be revealed.
In this remarkably in-depth book, you will share the secrets of the experts - information on their favourite flies, how they tie them and how they fish them.
This title is divided into six sections dealing with rainbow trout, large and smallmouth yellows, bass, shad and kingfish.
Each species is dealt with by three or four of our leading fly fishers (19 in total) who have picked up to six of their favourite flies, explained how and why they fish them, and then described each fly in detail with the support of excellent colour photography.
Tactics for fishing high country lakes, the conflicting currents of high mountain streams, and the ever-changing waters of beaver ponds Cutthroats, brook trout, goldens, rainbows, grayling The best weather and seasons to fish and the tackle and flies to take into the high country
"The mountains--any mountains--can make you pay for your fishing with time, shoe leather, exertion, and even disappointment. But they usually give back more than they take in terms of solitude and a sense of adventure that you just won't find on more civilized waters." --John Gierach
Fly-fishing in scenic and remote mountain waters is a special kind of fishing, explored in depth by veteran fly fisher John Gierach. Along with "Fly Fishing Small Streams" (0-8117-2290-2), this guide, Gierach's first book, now in print with Stackpole Books, explains how to find the best waters and how to fish them to the best advantage.
Featuring dozens of delicate illustrations of classic mayfly and caddis fly patterns, this exquisite collection showcases an array of flyfishing essentials. With meticulously rendered pencil drawings of both artificial wet and dry flies used across North America--including full-hackled duns, emergers, spinners, and larvae--each illustration exemplifies the artist's high level of attention to detail. From the Great Leadwing Coachman and Pale Yellow Drake to the Dark Hendrickson, each fly is clearly labeled and guaranteed to fascinate fly anglers at any level of experience. Beautifully reproduced in full color, this handsome display is a fantastic reference for any fisherman.
Fishing could be quite easy, however flyfishers seem to be masochists as they make this a difficult sport. Flyfishing is the king of pastimes. The most popular sport in the world, it captures the imagination of tens of millions throughout the world and many a family are slaves to the weekend fishing expedition. Whether it is a simple, gentle trip to the local pond or river to tickle the trout or just dangle a rod in the water on a sunny afternoon in a beautiful spot or a high-tech venture on an expensive, technologically equipped boat with the latest gear and accessories, it is a pastime that offers rich satisfaction to many. It can be a complex, sophisticated matter as well with knowledge of species, locations, techniques and equipment all playing a part in mastering the duel between man and beast. Dedicated players take it all very seriously - and spend a lot of time on money on their pursuit. But for many it is just a great excuse to be out in the open, in beautiful countryside, relaxing - and maybe having a few beers and sandwiches
Flyfishing is the king of pastimes. The most popular sport in the world, it captures the imagination of tens of millions throughout the world and many a family are slaves to the weekend fishing expedition. Whether it is a simple, gentle trip to the local pond or river to tickle the trout or just dangle a rod in the water on a sunny afternoon in a beautiful spot or a high-tech venture on an expensive, technologically equipped boat with the latest gear and accessories, it is a pastime that offers rich satisfaction to many. It can be a complex, sophisticated matter as well with knowledge of species, locations, techniques and equipment all playing a part in mastering the duel between man and beast. Dedicated players take it all very seriously - and spend a lot of time on money on their pursuit. But for many it is just a great excuse to be out in the open, in beautiful countryside, relaxing - and maybe having a few beers and sandwiches
Although the concept of "matching the hatch" has been central to flyfishing for 150 years, it has been used almost exclusively for dry flyfishing. With Common Nymphs of Eastern North America: A Primer for Flyfishers and Flytiers, Caleb Tzilkowski and Jay Stauffer Jr. take trout enthusiasts in another hatch-matching direction--to the year-round underwater nymph "hatch," which, in most cases, constitutes 90 percent of trout diets.
Successful flyfishers have at least rudimentary knowledge of the organisms that artificial flies imitate. The relatively few and very best anglers are expert at identifying and imitating nymph appearances and habits. A major hurdle to becoming expert at nymph matching is overcoming two major limitations that make these animals difficult to locate, capture, and identify: first, nymphs live underwater, sometimes burrowed into the stream bottom, and second, many nymphs are nearly microscopic in size. Common Nymphs addresses those challenges by including habitat and life history information regarding the nymphs, tips for their identification, and representative high-resolution photographs of more than thirty types of aquatic organisms and their imitations.
In the seemingly saturated flyfishing literature, this book offers something truly groundbreaking. With state-of-the-art microscopy and their years of scientific and practical experience, Tzilkowski and Stauffer provide readers an innovative close-up look at identifying and imitating nymphs that have been historically underrepresented in the flyfishing and flytying literature.
Waterproof Pocket Guides are cleverly detailed and illustrated waterproof guides which will stay permanently in the flyfishers pocket. Richard Rule takes fishermen through setting up lines, fish factors, prime trout lines, dry fly techniques for beginners and the more advanced water types and fishing methods for lakes and rivers, including feeding clues and trout foods.
The entrancing new work by Harry Middleton, the author of the popular The Earth Is Enough. This is a fisherman's appreciation of the wonderfully wild Great Smoky Mountains which straddle the Tennessee-North Carolina border, and includes lyrical accounts of eccentric people, evanescent landscapes and unexpected climates among the permanence of the mountains.
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