Fly Fishing The Way of a Trout With a Fly

Fly Fishing  The Way of a Trout With a Fly

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.

Author: G.E.M. Skues

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486814629

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 382

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.
Categories: Nature

River Fly fishing

River Fly fishing

Armed with this book, both novice and experienced fly-fishers will gain from the author's clear, concise, and handsomely illustrated instructions.

Author: Peter Lapsley

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 0709071221

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

View: 193

Peter Lapsley, in his masterly treatment of the subject, reveals that river fly-fishing is widely available throughout the country at reasonable cost, providing anglers with a wonderful variety of opportunities. Armed with this book, both novice and experienced fly-fishers will gain from the author's clear, concise, and handsomely illustrated instructions. Topics include the history of river fly-fishing, the types of the streams and rivers in which trout and grayling are found, the behavior of the fish and of the creatures they eat, equipment and flies, casting techniques and problem-solving, and much more.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Instinctive Fly Fishing 2nd

Instinctive Fly Fishing  2nd

A thorough revision of one of our most highly-regarded titles, the author, Taylor Streit, is the guide that other guides look to for advice.

Author: Taylor Streit

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 0762773626

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 184

A thorough revision of one of our most highly-regarded titles, the author, Taylor Streit, is the guide that other guides look to for advice.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing The Way of a Trout With a Fly

Fly Fishing  The Way of a Trout With a Fly

II THE WHY The question why the trout takes the artificial fly is another question altogether and deserves a separate ... to fish, on which of these motives he can most profitably place reliance, and adjusts his methods accordingly.

Author: G.E.M. Skues

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486821061

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 819

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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Good Flies

Good Flies

Every John Gierach fan will appreciate this delightful book, and every trout angler can base a successful approach to the fish on what the author offers here.

Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493015566

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 839

The favorite fly patterns of one of the country's top angling writers, revised and updated.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Language of Fly Fishing

The Language of Fly Fishing

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.

Author: C. B. McCully

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579582753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 271

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fly Fishing For Dummies

Fly Fishing For Dummies

But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude.

Author: Peter Kaminsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119685906

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 725

Hook up with the fly-fishing guide that’s a keeper Some say successful fly fishing requires supreme athleticism, a surgeon’s delicate touch, and the serene spirit of a Zen master. But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude. Whether you’re an old salt or dipping your toes in for the first time, you’ll find everything you need to learn, improve, and keep your casting sharp and fresh! Longtime fishing writer Peter Kaminsky wades right in, taking you from choosing a rod and tying flies all the way through to staying dry with the right wardrobe and cooking up a delicious catch. You’ll also find out how you can get by with just 20 flies, a half dozen casts, and three knots. And, if you want to plunge deeper into the sport, he suggests some bucket-list destination rivers and streams to keep you agreeably hooked and learning for life—proving that the father of fishing writers Izaak Walton was right when, three centuries ago, he said: “No life is so pleasant and happy as that of a well-governed angler.” Study your quarry—from rainbow trout to fashionable “glamour” fish Get the best rod, reel, and gear for success—including the smartest tech Know where to fish (land or sea) and how to read the water Follow visual examples to sharpen your casting Whatever your fly-fishing aims or skill level, the proven advice and 150+ illustrations in this friendly guide are your path to a lifetime of happy and productive trips: Don’t let it be the one that got away!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing for Trout in Streams

Fly Fishing for Trout in Streams

Improve your fly-fishing skills through this book's clear, concise text and beautiful, step-by-step color photographs.

Author: Creative Publishing Editors

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1610603117

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 237

Improve your fly-fishing skills through this book's clear, concise text and beautiful, step-by-step color photographs. This book demonstrates how to consistently catch trout with flies and also details effective methods using nymphs, streamers and dry flies. You'll get the basics from equipment to trout behavior. Find out the most effective methods for fishing along the bottom or in the mid-depths. Or, learn how to catch trout that are feeding on the surface. Finally, once you've mastered the art of finding fish, learn the best way to hook, land and release trouts in streams.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Trout Culture

Trout Culture

But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West, the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport’s ...

Author: Jen Corrinne Brown

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805818

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 146

From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West, the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport’s long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation. A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native “trash fish,” changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans’ fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKMwEkKj9jg
Categories: Nature

Simple Fly Fishing

Simple Fly Fishing

This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need.

Author: Yvon Chouinard

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 9781938340284

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 350

Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing

National Outdoor Book Award Winner for Outdoor Literature From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod-the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish.

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781635578751

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 793

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod-the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish. Fly fishing, historian Mark Kurlansky has found, is a battle of wits, fly fisher vs. fish-and the fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets-salmon, trout, and char; and for some, bass, tarpon, tuna, bonefish, and even marlin-are highly intelligent, athletic animals. The allure, Kurlansky learns, is that fly fishing makes catching a fish as difficult as possible. The flies can be beautiful and intricate, some made with over two dozen pieces of feather and fur; the cast is a matter of grace and rhythm, with different casts and rods yielding varying results. Kurlansky is known for his deep dives into specific subjects, from cod to oysters to salt. But he spent his boyhood days on the shore of a shallow pond. Here, where tiny fish weaved under a rocky waterfall, he first tied string to a branch, dangled a worm into the water, and unleashed his passion for fishing. Since then, his love of the sport has led him around the world's countries, coasts, and rivers-from the wilds of Alaska to Basque country, from Ireland and Norway to Russia and Japan. And, in true Kurlansky fashion, he absorbed every fact, detail, and anecdote along the way. The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing marries Kurlansky's signature wide-ranging reach with a subject that has captivated him for a lifetime-combining history, craft, and personal memoir to show readers, devotees of the sport or not, the necessity of experiencing nature's balm first-hand.
Categories: History

Secrets of Fly Fishing for Trout

Secrets of Fly Fishing for Trout

For those people who want to learn how to tighten their line and budget, Ball's book is the ideal purchase.

Author: Ian Ball

Publisher: Elliot Right Way Books

ISBN: 0716020890

Category:

Page: 128

View: 347

This great fact-packed book introduces you to the thrilling and health-enhancing sport of fly-fishing for trout. Beginning with a look at the fascinating watery world of the trout and the intriguing life-cycles of natural flies, Ian Ball teaches the best techniques to enable you to catch bumper bags of big trout from the flowing waters of rivers and streams; the still-waters of small natural lakes; man-made fisheries; ponds, pits, lakes; and the still-waters of reservoirs, large natural lakes, Scottish lochs and Irish loughs. Ian Ball makes the essential fly-fishing skills simple and easy to understand, and passes on priceless information, 'secrets', hints and tips to help you achieve consistent fly-fishing SUCCESS!
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Wet Fly Tying and Fishing

Wet Fly Tying and Fishing

This remarkable book does not promote wet-flies at the expense of dry-flies and nymphs.

Author: Roger Fogg

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 184797127X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 306

Much has been written about fishing dry-flies, nymphs, and lures, but far less attention has been paid to wet-flies, which can very broadly be defined as artificial flies used under the water. This fascinating book sets out to redress the balance demonstrating that wet-flies still catch trout in spectacular fashion and are as effective today as ever they were in past centuries.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Nymphing The New Way

Nymphing   The New Way

This book explains all aspects of this explosively popular new method of flyfishing and shows how the recreational fly fisherman can easily master these techniques.

Author: Jonathan White

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910723223

Category:

Page: 160

View: 534

This is the only book to take an international look at the latest developments in this explosively popular new method of flyfishing. * Masterclasses from the leading exponents in Europe and the USA * This book includes tackle, flies and methods for trout, steelhead and grayling * Variations for chalkstreams, freestone rivers and clear stillwaters * Includes: Sight fishing and indicator methods, and even dry fly on the French leader * The innovative technique was first developed and practiced in France Jonathan White has fished from boyhood in the UK as well as in north and south America. He is the Chair of the Severn Rivers Trust. Major contributors to this book include: Oscar Boatfield (UK), Julien Daguillanes (France), Cody Burgdorff (USA), Stanislav Mankov (Bulgaria).
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Favorite Flies and Their Histories

Favorite Flies and Their Histories

With information gathered from more than 200 fly-fishers and seasoned anglers across the United States and Canada, Favorite Flies and Their Histories details the stories, histories, and appearances of the most beloved and most successful ...

Author: Mary Orvis Marbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626364615

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 999

“Who of all that go a-fishing will deny the feeling of a calm content and the glow of satisfaction consequent upon a creel a little heavier of a fish a little larger than that of his fellow-fisherman?” Over 120 years after its original publication, Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies and Their Histories remains a hugely popular and reliable resource for fly-fishing enthusiasts. Marbury’s compilation of nineteenth-century patterns, fancy flies, and fishing theories led the way in standardizing fly patterns in North America, and remarkably, these century-old techniques continue to be cherished by pursuers of the modern sport. With information gathered from more than 200 fly-fishers and seasoned anglers across the United States and Canada, Favorite Flies and Their Histories details the stories, histories, and appearances of the most beloved and most successful flies in the sport. Marbury shares stories of over 300 lake, salmon, trout, and bass flies, divided by their geographic location and accompanied by a list of her fly-fishing correspondents. Her patterns are ornate, often beautiful, and always highly effective. Containing a wealth of photographs, engravings, and elaborate color plates, Favorite Flies and Their Histories is a must-have addition to any serious fly-fisher’s collection.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing the 41st

Fly Fishing the 41st

“James Prosek has eloquently demonstrated that angling is a kind of universal language. . . . he has taken us on an unforgettable journey.” — Thomas McGuane, author of The Cadence of Grass and The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing ...

Author: James Prosek

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061853197

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 983

The New York Times has called James Prosek "the Audubon of the fishing world," and in Fly-Fishing the 41st, he uses his talent for descriptive writing to illuminate an astonishing adventure. Beginning in his hometown of Easton, Connecticut, Prosek circumnavigates the globe along the 41st parallel, traveling through Spain, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Japan. Along the way he shares some of the best fishing in the world with a host of wonderfully eccentric and memorable characters.
Categories: Travel

Sex Death and Fly Fishing

Sex  Death  and Fly Fishing

From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life's greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing.

Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127069

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 281

From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life's greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing. John Gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home water (an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair) to Utah's famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. We're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local "experts" and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way Contemplative, evocative, and wry, he shares insights on mayflies and men, fishing and sport, life and love, and the meaning (or meaninglessness) of it all.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing

Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing

With proven fly patterns, tips on the best way to fish them, and more than 300 full-color photos, this book is a must-have for all dedicated fly fishers.

Author: Michael Gorman

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811713016

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 403

Top advice from a master stillwater angler and complete hatch information for lakes, ponds, and reservoirs make Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing the perfect resource for fly fishing on stillwaters. With proven fly patterns, tips on the best way to fish them, and more than 300 full-color photos, this book is a must-have for all dedicated fly fishers. The author helps you make the most of every fishing expedition--even those ego-bruising days when the fish seem to reject everything. Gorman approaches stillwater fly fishing as a puzzle and views challenging days as a chance to put together the pieces and enjoy the most cerebral, rewarding parts of the sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Dances With Trout

Dances With Trout

In this new collection of essays on fishing —and hunting—Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland and for almost anything in Texas.

Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 521

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing —and hunting—Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland and for almost anything in Texas. He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by. Always entertaining, often irreverent and illuminating, Gierach invites readers into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along. As he writes in Dances with Trout, “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.”
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies

He contended the reason Halford and others failed to hook fish properly was that a trout taking the fly beneath ... Skues' second book, The Way of a Trout with the Fly (1921), is considered one of the greatest works on nymph fishing.

Author: Ian Whitelaw

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781314012

Category: Flies, Artificial

Page: 224

View: 201

The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the story of a sport that dates back two thousand years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting edge materials. From the many thousands of fly patterns developed over the centuries (there are more than 1,700 salmon fly patterns alone) these fifty have been chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also the fly fishing techniques - and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the US, Europe, South America and the Antipiodes, and now to every country in the world. Once limited to trout and salmon, fly-fishing techniques today are used to catch every fish species from minnows to marlin, in rivers, lakes and oceans from the Amazon to the Arctic. Filled with profiles of the key characters, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies charts the exponential growth and diversification of this fascinating sport.
Categories: Flies, Artificial