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Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies

Author : William C. Black
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The author has fished with flies all over the world. His knowledge of the art and sport of catching trout with feathered imitations of native insects has been imparted to countless students in his annual Fly-Fishing Basics classes since 1978. But this book far surpasses Black's experience on the rivers and streams he has fished. There is evidence that men have been fooling fish with fake flies for over 700 years, possibly much longer, going back to China and Macedonia and Rome. The first fly-fishing book, written in the early years of the fifteenth century but not published until 1496, was for many years attributed to Dame Juliana Berners, an English nun born some years before that. Subsequent evidence shows that she may not have been the author of the Treatise of Fishing with an Angle. The true author is unknown, but the dictates of the book have lived on ever since in the ever-present activity of fly-fishing's devotees. Black gathers the stories of numerous historical characters, many of them English aristocrats, who have adhered to the traditional requirement that flies should be modeled on the flying insects that land on the water's surface, rather than nymphs, the immature form of the floating insect. Gentlemen only fished for rising fish lured by a fleeting food source. While both techniques are now equally fascinating to gentlemen (and ladies), the debate between those who prefer dry flies to wet continues to this day.

The Country Gentleman s Magazine

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The Country Gentleman s Magazine January To December 1874

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The Gentleman s Magazine

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Deep Trout

Author : William Washabaugh
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On the surface, fishing is all about casting, catching and communing with nature, but on a deeper level, the sport is filled with mysteries and contradictions. Why do people fish? How does a desire to return to nature go hand in hand with high-tech gadgetry? How is it possible to see other people's fishing as despoiling nature but not one's own? What does the long and complex history of the sport reveal? Like so much else in life, what fishing says about society and the people in it -- both past and present -- is hidden from view and almost never discussed. This book is a considered foray into the leisure sport of fishing by an avid fisherman who is also a professional anthropologist. Those who enjoy the sport tend to extol its naturalness - fishing enables them to commune with nature at its most primeval. However, if it's called natural, it's probably a great spot to trawl for clues as to how people manage larger cosmic issues. ‘Call it natural,' the author quips, ‘and the anthropologists will come.' Is fishing an uncomplicated activity, or is it deeply meaningful? What does it say about culture? Is the recent resurgence of interest in the sport simply a reflection of more disposable incomes and more leisure time? What is the connection between fishing and Santa Claus? fishing and flamenco? And finally, what is the best way to kiss a trout? Unlike most books on fishing, which focus on the tale or on ‘how-to', this book shows that there is much more lurking beneath the surface than fish.

Fly Fishing Advice from an Old Timer

Author : Ed Quigley
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With decades of fly-fishing experience, Ed Quigley is the perfect candidate to provide fly-fishing know-how to prospective flyfishers. For those new to fly fishing as well as for experienced anglers looking to add some “secrets” to their own bags of tricks, Fly-Fishing Advice from an Old-Timer will illuminate the fly-fishing world. Richly illustrated and clearly written, Quigley includes down-to-earth explanations of the basics, detailed discussions of advanced topics, and ingenious tips and compelling anecdotes from his own years of experience fly fishing streams from Labrador to Costa Rica and beyond. Readers will discover: When to use emergers, caddis flies, midges, and cripples How to create flies literally “on the fly” right on the stream How to choose the best rods, reels, lines, waders, and leaders The real secret to playing a fish The lowdown on winter fishing And much more! Along with his own personal advice, Quigley provides answers on where to find more information on each topic: websites, articles, DVDs, and books. His must-read list of fly-fishing books with his own comments on the most useful information in each ties together one of the most comprehensive fly-fishing books ever written. 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.

101 Favorite Dry Flies

Author : David Klausmeyer
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101 Favorite Dry Flies is the latest from acclaimed writer David Klausmeyer. Whether you are a beginner seeking a comprehensible fishing guide or an experienced tyer yearning for the newest and most effective techniques, this book has it all. Each fly is wonderfully captured with its own clear photos and complete set of instructions. Not only does Klausmeyer highlight insightful tips and fishing strategies on specific flies, but he also offers historical key notes pertaining to that pattern. Divided into four essential parts—Matching the Hatch, The Overlooked Flies, Important Terrestrials, and Attractive Patterns—this book covers each with thorough analysis. Included within are numerous images of materials and tying tools. Learn to master the classic patterns, but also discover the latest flies with suggested commercial fly-tying gear from Umpqua Feather Merchants or Rainy’s Flies. Detailed text is provided for imitative flies, containing explicit hatching information depending on the season and location. In 101 Favorite Dry Flies, Klausmeyer teaches the fundamentals as well as innovative methods on how to properly excel in fishing. Fly-tying is a highly esteemed fisherman’s craft, but also an art form. Avid sport fisherman will treasure this book and gain an even more sense of in-depth knowledge.

The Northern Sportsman

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The Complete Family Piece And Country Gentleman and Farmer s Best Guide The Second Edition Improved

Author : COMPLETE FAMILY-PIECE.
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The Gentleman s Magazine

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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

The Cultivator Country Gentleman

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Favorite Flies and Their Histories

Author : Mary Orvis Marbury
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THE COUNTRY GENTLEMANS MAGAZINE

Author : SIMPKIN MARSHALL & CO.
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Hunting and fishing in the Great Smokies

Author : Jim Gasque
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Pennsylvania Angler

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Men s Wear

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The Country Gentleman

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Try Again Friday

Author : Edmund Godfrey Webber
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Fish are Smarter in the Adirondacks

Author : Francis Betters
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Gazette The Law Society of Upper Canada

Author : Law Society of Upper Canada
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