Tied with Me

Author: Kristen Proby

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781496026064

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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"The following story contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations as well as light BDSM themes. It is intended for adult readers"--Title page verso.
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Jack Taggart Mysteries 9-Book Bundle

Art and Murder / The Benefactor / Corporate Asset / and 6 more

Author: Don Easton

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459735226

Category: Fiction

Page: 3174

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This ebook bundle contains the nine-novel the Jack Taggart Mysteries series by Don Easton, now available in one bundle for the first time. Includes Easton’s latest novel, Art and Murder. “Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work.” — The Globe and Mail
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Fish Flies

The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art

Author: Terry Hellekson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586856928

Category: Reference

Page: 719

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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.
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The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball, 2d ed.

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1112

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More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.
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Steelhead Fly Fishing

Author: Trey Combs

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781895811728

Category: Fly fishing

Page: 512

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The most all-encompassing compendium of truly valuable information on steelhead ever written. —Jack Hemingway There are exceptional chapters on the fish itself; the tackle and techniques used to pursue it under diverse circumstances in such great steelhead rivers as the Deschutes, the Dean, the North Umpqua, the Bulkley, the Rogue and the Babine, and memorable profiles of the modern masters and the fly patterns they developed.
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Weaving Bateman Blend

My Own Journey

Author: Margaret Franklin

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 152551038X

Category: Design

Page: 128

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"Weaving Bateman Blend, The Companion Book" is a "workshop to go"! The book is an Intermediate weaving resource emphasizing the role of ties and tie groups in weaving. It introduces Dr. William Bateman's weave systems, but zeroes in on one of them, Bateman Blend. The book is named The Companion Book as it compliments the original Monograph # 36, of Virginia Harvey's set of published works on Bateman weaves, striving to make "Blend" come alive for today's weavers. The Blend structure is explained and demonstrated in the many samples woven by the author. Colour photos of the 50 or more pieces will draw you in to weave Bateman today! Some are examples of the weaves for today's purposes. Some are original variations and extensions of the 8 shaft weaves of Dr. Bateman to 12 and more shafts. The book concludes with the story of Dr. Bateman's work, a Bibliography, and Index. (Readers are encouraged to use other resources such as "Learning to Weave" by Deborah Chandler, or "The Complete Book of Weaving" by Mary E. Black for basic weaving instruction.)
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Easy Nights

Author: Kristen Proby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781633500273

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 279

View: 8638

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The Boudreaux Series--Sexy. Intriguing. Easy. No one said change was easy...Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she's promised to be true to until "death do us part" might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs. But some things never change... Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn't have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and Krav Maga expert, Ben's used to fighting for what he wants--and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her college sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time...Van's convinced that happiness isn't in the cards for her, no matter how right it feels to be in Ben's strong arms--and his bed. Ben is determined to win her heart and fight for her trust. He's promised to protect her, to be her friend. But more than anything, he wants to finally make her his, and this is one fight he's not willing to lose.
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