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Fly Fisher s Reader

Author : Leonard M. Wright
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Gathers articles about trout, bass, fly fishing, and favorite fishing spots

The Science of Fly fishing

Author : Stan L. Ulanski
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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.

Reading the Water

Author : Dave Hughes
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A comprehensive sourcebook for finding trout in all types of water. Covers stream structure, trout foods and effective flies for riffles, runs, pools, flats and other water types in small creeks, average trout streams and large trout rivers.

A Fly Fisherman s Blue Ridge

Author : Christopher Camuto
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Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this edition offers readers a chance to revisit a contemporary classic of fly fishing literature, a book that explores a year of fly fishing back country mountain streams from Pennsylvania to Georgia.

Fly Fishing

Author : Bill Mason
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Describes the tackle, techniques, and strategies used in fishing with artificial flies

The Fly Fisher s Craft

Author : Darrel Martin
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An illustrated guide to historical and modern flies, hooks, lines, and loop rods. Whether looking for a back-to-basics approach to fly-tying or a better understanding of its history, The Fly-Fisher’s Craft is the perfect volume to educate the curious angler as well as to provide tips of the trade. A detailed history of fly-tying and historical flies are coupled with the author’s personal modern fly patterns, satisfying the fisher’s desire for the pastoral and practical. In The Fly-Fisher’s Craft, experienced outdoors writer Darrel Martin provides thoroughly researched history and careful instruction accompanied by color photographs throughout. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, such as: Tying in antiquity Fly design Personal patterns Hooks and lines Loop-rods And much more! In a newly augmented edition, new readers will have the chance to discover the roots of fly fishing and fly tying from antiquity up through the modern era. With forewords by Ted Leeson and by John Betts, both respected angling authors, this book is a complete source for the fly-tier. 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.

How to Improve Your Fly Fishing Catching

Author : Tom McCoy
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Fly fishing is an ever evolving sport. We reach various plateaus in our knowledge and skills which require some agent to move us forward. This book is one of those agents. It contains some very simple and commonsense tips on how to improve your fly fishing and catching. Nothing earth shattering or new to the universe, I can assure you, but embracing these concepts will surely make your time on the water more productive and more fun. Who am I to tell you how to improve your fly fishing? I ask myself this question each time I find myself sharing one of these tips with a buddy. I am not an expert or a professional fly fisher. Just a guy who enjoys the sport and has for some time. I hope you find this book helpful and please take a look at my website,, for more fishing adventures, books and resources. Tight lines!

Hooked on Fly Fishing

Author : Charles Armstrong
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This book belongs on every fly fisher`s book shelf. This book is not, a “come with me while I do it” book. This book is, a “How To” book, crammed with knowledge, tactics and smarts to enhance every fly fishers sport. In entertaining detail every aspect connected with the pursuit of; Trout, Yellowish, Black Bass and Catfish on a Fly Rod are rolled out. The greater emphasis is on Trout, but all the others do receive more than adequate cover. Those who are already immersed in the sport, I would encourage you to read this tome. However, newcomers to the gentle art of fly fishing need look no further. Within these pages, readers will find every aspect, covered in fulsome, readable and user friendly detail. Here`s a brief snippet:- A History of fly fishing. - Detailed specie; information how they live and what they live on. - Entomology for the fly fisher. - Tactics for stalking and finding the fish.- Artificial Flies. - Fly Tying. - Casting a Fly line; Dispels the mysteries and myths around fly line casting. -Tackle; Rods, Reels Line and terminal bits. - Fly fishing Knots. - Catch and Release (CAR) a pro`s and con`s discourse. - Conservation of our riverine habitat and their eco systems.

The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing

Author : Tom Rosenbauer
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In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips on fresh- and saltwater fly fishing and tying flies, this book will help readers become the best flyfishermen they can be. The chapters discuss a wide range of fly-fishing topics, including: Choosing the right equipment, such as rods, reels, fly lines, and waders Casting under different conditions How to find and catch trout Which tides are best for saltwater fly fishing Essential items to pack for a saltwater fly-fishing trip How to prepare for emergency situations Taking care of your tackle Selecting the right materials for tying flies Tying dry flies that ride higher and float longer And much more Never has there been a more comprehensive guide to the fulfilling sport of fly fishing. To catch that trophy you’ve been waiting for, The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing is the perfect companion on your next fly-fishing adventure. 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 Longest Cast

Author : Alexander Taylor
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A journey to the four corners of the earth to experience the world's most fabulous fishing.

Joan Wulff s Fly Fishing

Author : Joan Wulff
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A fly fishing guide for women discusses tackle, fly selection, clothing, casting, reading water, and developing skills to compensate for lesser physical strength

Fly Fisher s Playbook 2nd Edition

Author : Duane Redford
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Improve your nymphing by developing a "playbook" to overcome trout defenses and employing a systematic approach to planning, rigging, and fundamental skills and techniques. • Based on five years of detailed notes and a lifetime of fishing, teaching, and coaching experience • How to fish to your strengths and overcome your weaknesses • Simplified gear choices to fit your needs, fishing style, and budget • Consistent, effective drifting techniques • Tips for reading water in a wide range of conditions

Fly fishing the Sacred Art

Author : Eric Eisenkramer
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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.

Fish Flies

Author : Terry Hellekson
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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.

The Language of Fly Fishing

Author : C. B. McCully
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Fly-fishing has one of the longest recorded histories of any pastime and one of the most extensive literatures. Within that written history is a unique and well-developed lexicon, consisting not only of words concerned with fish (grilse, kelt, mort) and fishing techniques (dapping, dibbling, trolling) but also of terms that reflect the way fly-fishermen have spoken and thought about the discoveries and landscapes inherited by rod and line. Included here, therefore, are words about lakes and rivers, about flies and fly-life, and about technical controversies and inventions. There is also generous illustrative quotation from the pastime's magnificent literature, from the 15th century Treatise of Fishing with an Angle down to works of the present day. Important and unusual dialect words, and phrases that have passed from specialist use into wider currency, are also included. The emphasis throughout The Language of Fly Fishing is on the relationship between fly-fishing's language and fly-fishing's history. From "ant" to "wet-fly", from "action" to "whitling", this lexicon offers both curiosities and rewards.

Fly Fishing Challenge

Author : Forrest Oldham
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This book is about personal goal setting for one’s journey as they incorporate fly fishing into their lives for what will hopefully be a very rich life. Many are the outdoor sports books that describe technique, location, and such. I have not seen any about goal setting. There are no techniques or methods included, only suggestions for many pursuits relative to the fly-fishing lifestyle that the reader could include in life to keep interest in fly fishing at times when not actually fishing.

Fly Fishing The Way of a Trout With a Fly

Author : G.E.M. Skues
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Originally published in 1921, this masterpiece of the genre established sunken flies as essential tools for anglers. Skues' classic remains ever-relevant to aficionados of the unchanged world of river fishing.

Fly Fishing

Author : John Merwin
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A guide to fly fishing for beginners explains the basics of fly casting, knot tying, stream reading, and how to catch bass, trout, salmon, and saltwater fish

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Author : Kirk Deeter
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A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher.

Fly Pattern Encyclopedia

Author : Al Beatty
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Simply stated, this book is a Federation of Fly Fishers' conclave taken to the next level, a level that allows the reader to enjoy the learning and sharing in the comfort of their own home. The flies, ideas, and techniques shared herein are from the best of the best demonstration fly tiers North America has to offer. The tiers are the famous as well as the unknown with one simple characteristic in common; they freely share their knowledge. Many of the unpublished patterns in this book contain materials, tips, tricks, or gems of information never before seen. As you leaf through these pages, you will get from them just what you would if you spent time in the fly tying area at any FFF function. At such a show, if you dedicate time to observing the individual tiers, you can learn the information, tips, or tricks they are demonstrating. All of this knowledge can be found in Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Pattern Encyclopedia so get comfortable and get ready to improve upon your fly tying technique with the help of some of North America's best fly tiers.