Trout Bum

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Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0871089793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 227

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Trout Bum is a fresh, contemporary look at fly fishing, and the way of life that grows out ofa passion for it. The people, the places, and the accoutrements that surround the sport make a fishing trip more than a set of tactics and techniques. John Gierach, a serious fisherman with a wry sense of humor, show us just how much more with his fishing stories and a unique look at the fly-fishing lifestyle. Trout Bum is really about why people fish as much as it is about how they fish, and it is ultimately about enduring values and about living in a harmony with our environment. Few books have had the impact on an entire generation that Trout Bum has had on the fly-fishing world. The wit, warmth, and the easy familiarity that John Gierach brings to us in Trout Bum is as fresh and engaging now was when it was first published twenty-five years ago. There's no telling how many anglers have quit their jobs and headed west after reading the first edition of this classic collection of fly-fishing essays.

Fly-Fishing in Patagonia

A Trout Bum's Guide to Argentina

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Author: Barrett Mattison,Evan Jones

Publisher: Frank Amato Publications

ISBN: 9781571884374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 231

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Although Patagonia is becoming an increasingly popular world destination for fly-fishermen, there is a conspicuous lack of information available to anglers on this remote area. Until now. Barrett Mattison and Evan Jones have spent several seasons independently fishing and exploring the entirety of Argentine Patagonia (an area roughly the size of Montana and California combined), and in this book they share everything you need to know before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Fly-Fishing in Patagonia includes: a general overview, a brief history of fishing in Patagonia, a breakdown of each fishing region, an in-depth description of over 100 waterways, best seasons to fish, logistics for travel, outstanding photographs and much more. If you have always dreamed of fishing Patagonia but weren't sure where to start, you now have all the information you need to have a safe and successful trip.

Royal Coachman

Adventures in the Fly Fisher's World

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Author: Paul Schullery

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826341500

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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"In Royal Coachman Paul Schullery is at once erudite emissary of the angle and consummate trout bum. And because not everyone can be both, we praise him as an American original."--James Prosek, author of Trout: An Illustrated History and The Complete Angler "Few have as much passion for fly-fishing as Paul Schullery, and even fewer have his endless curiosity about the history of the sport, but it is his awesome talent as a writer that makes Royal Coachman such fine and fun reading. He makes his passion, and his knowledge, so compelling that they become yours as much as his."--Gary LaFontaine, author of The Dry Fly: New Angles "The title derives from one of the most popular and versatile flies available, and the book delivers some meticulous history on the subject of fly patterns and their creators. . . . He gets at the culture, the mechanics and the evolution of the sport in an engaging and informative way. He also undertakes the question . . . of whether or not casting a dry fly can truly be called an art with a capital 'A.' He is to be congratulated for doing so without the usual he-man bombast or Zen-master voodoo so often found in rod and gun writing."--The New York Times

1001 Fishing Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Catching More and Bigger Fish

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Author: Lamar Underwood

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602396892

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Highlights the most popular freshwater game fish and the best places where they can be found along with a practical collection of helpful tips and techniques for reeling in the biggest catch of the day.

Good Flies

Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way

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Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The favorite fly patterns of one of the country's top angling writers, revised and updated.

Travels in the Greater Yellowstone

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Author: Jack Turner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429939923

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Award-winning nature writer Jack Turner directs his attention to one of America's greatest natural treasures: the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Comprised of two national parks, three national wildlife refuges, parts of six national forests, and eleven wilderness areas, Greater Yellowstone is a vast array of differing environments and geographies. In a series of essays, Turner explores this wonderland, venturing on twelve separate trips in all seasons using various modes of travel: hiking, climbing, skiing, canoeing lakes, floating rivers, and driving his way across the landscape. He treks down the Teton Range, picks up the Oregon Trail in the Red Desert, and floats the South Fork of the Snake River. Along the way he encounters a variety of wildlife: moose, elk, trout, and wolves. From the treacherous mountains in the dead of winter, to lush river valleys in the height of fishing season, his words and steps trace one of the most American of experiences---exploring the West. Turner, who has lived in Grand Teton for three decades, designates Greater Yellowstone as ground zero for the country's conflict between preservation and development. At a time when the battle to preserve a wild and natural environment is relentless, his accounts of the areas conflicts with alien species, logging, real estate, oil, and gas development are alarming. A mixture of adventure, nostalgia, and Americana, Turner's rare experiences and evocative writing transform the sights and sounds of Greater Yellowstone into an intimate narrative of travel through America's most beloved lands. Praise for Teewinot: "Bursting with a sense of place...a rewarding reading experience replete with ravishing observations of nature." - Publishers Weekly "...a measured luxuriance in the landscape, a love song to the natural history of a place...Turner's writing is muscular, never swaggering, and almost lyrical, summoning a Teton Range in its rightful, sublime austerity." - Kirkus Reviews "Teewinot is a rare book. The wonderful accounts of mountaineering serve as armature not only for Turner's meditative reverence for the Grand Tetons and his often evocative prose but also for an uncommon density of knowledge of place..." - Peter Matthiessen, author of Tigers in the Snow "This is, simply stated, a wonderful and utterly engaging book." - Jim Harrison, author of Dalva and The Road Home "Each place must find its muse. The Tetons have found theirs and his name is Jack Turner." - Terry Tempest Williams, author of Coyote's Canyon

Even Brook Trout Get The Blues

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Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128589

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. “Once an angler has become serious about the sport (and ‘serious’ is the word that’s used), he’ll never again have enough tackle or enough time to use it. And his nonangling friends and family may never again entirely recognize him, either.” In other words, he (or she) will have entered Gierach territory. And fishermen who choose to brave the crowds at the big hold, commune with the buddies at the “family pool,” or even wade into questionable waters in the dark of night are sure to recognize themselves in Even Brook Trout Get the Blues. Whether debating bamboo versus graphite rods, describing the pleasure of fishing in pocket waters or during a spring snow in the mountains, or recounting a trip in pursuit of the “fascinatingly ugly” longnose gar, Gierach understands that fly-fishing is more than a sport. It’s a way of life in which patience is (mostly) rewarded, the rhythms of the natural world are appreciated, and the search for the perfect rod or ideal stream is never ending. It is not a life without risks, for as Gierach warns: “This perspective on things can change you irreparably. If it comes to you early enough in life, it can save you from ever becoming what they call ‘normal.’” Even Brook Trout Get the Blues will convince you that “normal” is greatly overrated.

Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing

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Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127063

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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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.

Weber Studies

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

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