Radically Simple, Ultralight Fly Fishing

Author: Kevin Kelleher,Misako Ishimura

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762767707

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2274

With Tenkara, there is no reel and the line hitched directly to the end of the long rod, imparting an element of highly functional simplicity. At the same time, the Tenkara rig can turn over a cast of such grace that it nearly guarantees a light and effective presentation. Casting is so simple it is nearly intuitive, and can be learned in minutes.

Simple Fly Fishing

Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel

Author: Yvon Chouinard,Craig Mathews,Mauro Mazzo

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 5838

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.

Tenkara Fly Fishing

Insights & Strategies

Author: David E. Dirks

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482775020

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

View: 6019

"The complete tenkara experience. Learn tenkara fly fishing from the insights and experiences of some of America's best tenkara anglers. History of tenkara - What makes tenkara special - Selecting a tenkara rod - Tenkara fly lines - Best tippet options - Traditional tenkara flies - Matching the hatch vs. tenkara - Manipulating the fly - Non-traditional and tenkara flies - Casting techniques - Fishing riffles, pools, eddies & pocket water with tenkara - Fishing small waters - Strategies for fishing larger waters - Fighting fish on a tenkara rod ...and much more!" --P. [4] of cover.

Trout From Small Streams

2nd Edition

Author: Dave Hughes

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081175877X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1055

What defines a small stream? For Dave Hughes, it's not size but "that sense of intimacy" you get when you can observe the whole stream and "feel that you're a large and integral part of it." Hughes draws on his years of experience to teach you everything you need to know about fishing small streams, from choosing rods and flies to reading the weather and water. Hughes knows that successful fly fishing is more than just catching the most or the biggest fish. Small streams provide the opportunity for exploration and discovery—in addition to the fish. This second edition contains new chapters on reading the seasons and tenkara and is superbly illustrated with more than 100 new color photos.

Simple Flies

52 Easy-to-Tie Patterns that Catch Fish

Author: Morgan Lyle

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081176298X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 9681


The Reel Sisters

Author: Michelle Cummings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692970935

Category: Female friendship

Page: 428

View: 6058

A naked girl gets swept downstream and is fished out by four women fly fishers. Tales of adventure, as well as stories of renewal, discovery, and tragedy follow the five women as they find each other (and themselves) through the sport of fly fishing. Through the tales of each character, The Reel Sisters fosters the notion that fly fishing has the potential to transcend age, gender, culture, and even socioeconomic barriers, and can occasionally be the glue that binds us. The Reel Sisters is a story about the power of women friendships, and how we learn a little bit about ourselves each time we step into the river. By the end of the book, you'll want to start planning your own Reel Sisters adventures.

Colorado's Best Fly Fishing

Author: Landon Mayer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811707318

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

View: 4431

The best places and times to fish Detailed maps and hatch charts plus top producing fly patterns with recipes Local guides, outfitters, and other experts on techniques and tackle, including Pat Dorsey, John Barr, Will Sands, Steve Henderson, Bill Edrington, Larry Kingery, Jackson Streit, Ed Engle, and more


Modern Fly-Fishing Methods, Tactics, and Techniques

Author: Dave Karczynski,Tim Landwehr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811765970

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2025

Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River in Oregon to the Great Lakes, to Maine’s Penobscot. While numerous books have been written on smallmouth, this is the first book to cover the cutting edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters. Cutting edge fly patterns for smallmouth, including full color plates and recipes, as well as new techniques for fishing these patterns A “tips” section from various guides, both old school and new, including Luke Kavajecz, Kyle Zempel, Austin Adduci, Kip Vieth, and Bart Landwehr Covers smallmouth bass essentials including biology, behavior, and where to find trophy bass Interviews with Mike Schultz, Lefty Kreh, Chuck Kraft, and Larry Dahlberg

Paradise Valley

A Novel

Author: C. J. Box

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466851996

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2273

She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back. For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion. At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver. Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life? Paradise Valley continues the Highway Quartet series from bestselling author C. J. Box.

A Cast in the Woods

A Story of Fly Fishing, Fracking, and Floods in the Heart of Trout Country

Author: Stephen Sautner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493032097

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2841

When angler and author Stephen Sautner bought a streamside cabin and some land in the heart of fly fishing country in the Catskill Mountains, he thought he had finally reached angling nirvana and would be able to fish whenever he felt like it. Little did he know what loomed: a series of historical floods, a land rush over fracking for natural gas, and constant battles with invasive species, plagues of caterpillars, and other pests. He takes on all of these threats – between casts for wild trout and other gamefish – and along the way gains a better understanding of stewardship and the interconnectedness between angling and the natural world.

Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies

Author: Pat Dorsey

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811707229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 5302

New flies and old standbys from one of Umpqua Feather Merchant's top-selling fly designers with 500 step-by-step photos of 24 proven patterns for the most demanding trout Patterns for streams across the country, not just tailwaters; includes nymphs, emergers, and dry flies that imitate mayflies, midges, stoneflies, and caddis Detailed information on how to fish the patterns with over 30 rigging illustrations from artist Dave Hall

A Diplomat in Japan, Part II

The Diaries of Ernest Satow, 1870-1883

Author: Ernest Mason Satow

Publisher: Ian Ruxton

ISBN: 0557104572

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3948

LARGE PAPERBACK. Sir Ernest Satow's well-known best-seller "A Diplomat in Japan" (first published in 1921) which is still widely available is based mainly on his diaries ("journals") for 1862-69. The unabridged diaries in this volume, carefully transcribed from original documents held at the U.K. National Archives and published for the first time on lulu.com, tell the story of Ernest Satow's subsequent years in Japan (and two home leaves in Europe) up until the start of 1883. This fully annotated book includes an introduction by former U.K. Ambassador to Japan Sir Hugh Cortazzi, six black & white illustrations, a map, a select bibliogaphy, a chronology and an index. This book is part of a series in which some of the extensive and hitherto unpublished Satow Papers are being made available in print and as a download to scholars and the general reading public on lulu.com by Ian Ruxton. (It is also available from retail bookstores online, and can be ordered by bricks-and-mortar bookstores.) LCCN: 2009909316

L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook

Author: Dave Whitlock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749700

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 9195

The newest edition of a fly fishing classic by one of the sports most noted authors and illustrators.

Presentation Fly-Fishing

Author: Jeremy Lucas

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 9780719806995

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 4862

Presentation Fly-Fishing is your comprehensive guide to fly-fishing for trout and grayling, using a minimalistic approach. It explores leader-to-hand and leader-only techniques with nymphs and dry flies, and from the basis of the contemporary state of the art in fly tackle and skills pushes the boundaries of the sport. The established dogma of the old school is questioned, reaching the limits of what is possible with the conventional approach, and presentation-based technique, which is radically changing the single-handed fly rod sport, particularly on rivers, is explained. Both the fly line-dominated Western style and the Japanese fixed-line style are considered, converging into the leader-only style. Watercraft, techniques, tackle and flies are explained in depth, with consideration of the potential for development on both rivers and lakes. Taking on a fish-orientated approach, rather than one that focuses on the fly, casting or tackle, has been enormously liberating within the sport, and has resulted in a form of fly-fishing that is comprehensively more effective and efficient than hitherto, whilst also being supremely elegant. This book is ideal for anyone who is interested in the many benefits of this groundbreaking approach to the sport.

Illumination in the Flatwoods

A Season with the Wild Turkey

Author: Joe Hutto

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781493036967

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3198

An unforgettable story about the fascinating behavior of the most elusive of wild game birds. When Joe Hutto began his experiment in imprinting two dozen wild turkey--in the tradition of the great animal behaviorist, Konrad Lorenz--he had no idea that it would change his life. Told with skill and humor, and vibrating with the natural wonders of the Florida flatwoods, Illumination in the Flatwoods will amaze and enrich all who share this season with the wild turkey.

Fuelling the Cycling Revolution

The Nutritional Strategies and Recipes Behind Grand Tour Wins and Olympic Gold Medals

Author: Nigel Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472936914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9699

The must-read practical guide to what to eat (on and off the bike) for any cyclist looking for a training or performance advantage If you're looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all your training. You are what you eat - and if you're on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par – but eat right and all the training and preparation will be worth it. Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition at Cannondale–Drapac, is at the pinnacle of delivering cutting edge nutrition, and has demonstrated this at the elite level of cycling. Now Nigel lifts the lid on his nutritional secrets and the knowledge and experience gained from working with the top professional to help you get the most from your diet to fuel your cycling and gain a performance advantage. This accessible and practical toolkit features crucial rules to follow and 24 nutritional recipes for breakfast, main meals and snacks. This is a no-nonsense and non-faddy approach to a subject that's often shrouded in mystery and pseudo-science. Pro rider anecdotes and race case studies feature throughout to help you identify your own requirements.

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Author: Kirk Deeter,Charlie Meyers

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626368716

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1888

Two highly respected outdoor journalists, Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream and Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post, have cracked open their notebooks and shared straight-shot advice on the sport of fly fishing, based on a range of new and old experiences—from interviews with the late Lee Wulff to travels with maverick guides in Tierra del Fuego. The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the “take dead aim” spirit of Harvey Penick’s classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies. In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sport—one that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone in their approaches to fly fishing.

Holding Lies

A Novel

Author: John Larison

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082550

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 9523

Hank Hazelton, a fifty-nine-year-old river guide, struggles to reconnect with his daughter after a long estrangement. Before his daughter's arrival, Hank discovers a drift boat stranded below a rapid, its oarsman missing. Within days, the sheriff has opened a murder investigation, one that to Hank appears more about old grudges than objective evidence. When Hank himself becomes a suspect, he's forced to confront the violent past of his home valley and his own culpability.--From publisher description.