In a book of spirited contrasts, nick Lyons recounts hilarious misadventures on opening day and on family trips, as well as quiet moments when the fisherman becomes contemplative and close to nature. There is an increasing respect for the natural world, for conservation, and for the spirit of the sport.
The Seasonable Angler: Journeys Through a Fisherman's Year #ad - Throughout the seasonable Angler, Lyons evokes the humor and lore of a man who has loved fishing deeply since early childhood. His book is not only for avid fishermen, but also for everyone who appreciates fine writing about nature and who wants to understand what animates that strong clan of people who fish.
Spring Creek: Twentieth Anniversary EditionSkyhorse #ad - At first he catches little. It has the ability to convey the magic that always exists between somebody who loves fishing and a particular piece of water that endlessly lives up to its end of the bargain. It has been called Lyons's masterpiece. The river is one of those rare places where the trout are as long as your arm but also exceedingly difficult to catch.
Spring creek is everything a fishing book should be, ” says Craig Nova. Spring creek is a memoir of halcyon days on a remarkable river and it draws a rare portrait of an angler actually learning to fish more wisely. Then slowly, he acquires the various and special skills and disciplines necessary to take the large wary brown trout of this extraordinary river.
Spring Creek: Twentieth Anniversary Edition #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It is a richly humorous and perceptive account of an angler's passion for his spot—and a book all fishermen will cherish. Lyons explores its secrets and confronts its greatest challenges.
Fishing Stories: A Lifetime of Adventures and Misadventures on Rivers, Lakes, and SeasSkyhorse #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Lyons describes a long, hilarious day with a character named Hawkes in one story, and then the next features a father and son on a Western lake. Through these memories, lyons shows the comfortable pleasure of fishing waters close to home that one knows just about as well as his or her closest friends.
. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, knots, crappie, trout, techniques, baitfish, catfish, and more, salmon, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, and more. From fishing a small catskill creek and catching a huge brook trout when he was barely out of infancy to long opening day treks during his teens, Key West, Iceland, Montana, and widely elsewhere, and then on to fishing in France, Nick has spent a lifetime on the water.
Fishing Stories: A Lifetime of Adventures and Misadventures on Rivers, Lakes, and Seas #ad - Fishing stories features tales about bass, bluefish, bluegill, tarpon, stripers, and many other species as well as portraits of many of the unusual people with whom he has fished. All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick lyons’s new collection is chock-full of them.
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. Stories describe days of discovery and adventure on new waters; fishing with famous fishing writers, and new friends, and a granddaughter; and fishing in a little pond he built during the years he refers to as his Indian summer.
An unforgettable fight with a gigantic fish in a Western river and simpler days fishing for bluegill and pickerel are also documented.
Habit of Rivers: Reflections On Trout Streams And Fly FishingLyons Press #ad - Originally published in 1994, this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines's Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing. Used book in Good Condition. With wry humor and rare insight, and why does fly fishing seem such an aptly suited response? Above all, he explores questions that engage most fishermen: What is it about rivers that draws us so irresistibly, The Habit of Rivers is about ways of seeing the wonderfully textured world that emanates from a river.
The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream InsectsHeadwater Books #ad - Complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly fishers, covering all the important insects and their imitations for the entire United States. In this book, i try to relieve some of the reticence about trout stream insects that makes many anglers feel inadequate and uneasy. This book is written for new anglers who want a basic understanding of aquatic insects or more seasoned fly fishers who want to take their skills to the next level; those who want to know not only if their flies will work but why they'll work as well.
You still need to present flies in such a manner that fish will accept them. I was lost. Knowing where, and how, insects live and emerge gives anglers yet another piece of the puzzle. I remember when i was first learning to fly fish, and I read about complicated Latin names or confusing stages of aquatic insect development.
The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream Insects #ad - This is the ideal reference for those just starting out or for those that want to have a more comprehensive view of the important insects. But though no one has ever failed to catch a trout because they knew too much about aquatic insects, or as many fish as they could have caught, plenty of anglers have not caught as big a fish, because they failed to understand the importance of matching a hatch.
It will help you to understand why you should tie one fly to your leader rather than another to imitate the hatches you encounter. Do you need to cast that far to catch fish? Of course not. But will being able to cast a long distance inhibit your ability to catch fish? Never.
A Fly Rod of Your Own John Gierach's Fly-fishing LibrarySimon & Schuster #ad - And while he’s on that subject, he explains why even the most conscientious fisherman always seems to accumulate more rods and flies than he could ever need. Used book in Good Condition. He describes the all-but-impassable roads that fishermen always seem to encounter at the best fishing spots and why fishermen discuss four-wheel drive vehicles almost as passionately and frequently as they discuss fly rods and flies.
John gierach, “the voice of the common angler” the wall street Journal and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. John gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing.
A Fly Rod of Your Own John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library #ad - He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport is not much bigger than a garage and a flight might be held up because a passenger is running late. He explains why even the most veteran fisherman seems to muff his cast whenever he’s being filmed or photographed.
In a fly rod of your own, gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. As gierach says, “fly-fishing is a continuous process that you learn to love for its own sake. Simon schuster. Those who fish already get it, and those who don’t couldn’t care less, so don’t waste your breath on someone who doesn’t fish.
Fly-Fishin' Fool: The Adventures, Misadventures, and Outright Idiocies of a Compulsive AnglerLyons Press #ad - In “sailfishing with señor ed, ” costa Rican sailfish meets madman machoism, as told by a trout fisherman who’d rather be home. Part samuel clemens, jim babb’s piquant observations about the human condition, part Ambrose Bierce, part Norman Maclean, adroit similes, and consummate wordplay come together in the unique mastery of language and storytelling that avid Jim Babb readers have come to savor.
Babb as one of the best nature writers in print, the third and arguably best of his highly successful books about his adventures and misadventures, fly fishing is yet again a subject for his hilarious musings, and in Fly Fishin' Fool, and also a departure. Fly fishin' fool will surely be savored by lovers of fine nature writing and students of American letters.
Fly-Fishin' Fool: The Adventures, Misadventures, and Outright Idiocies of a Compulsive Angler #ad - To better skewer the objects of his well deserved scorn, babb has donned the fool’s cap “to acquire the freedom enjoyed by fools and jesters in medieval times, snickering behind a mask of assumed innocence so that he can speak his mind on matters of import unfettered by the social graces. In “all in the family” he considers the ultimate low-rent method of angling for eels, and the only thing in angling history his family name has ever managed to adhere to, despite his best efforts.
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Astream: American Writers on Fly FishingSkyhorse #ad - Used book in Good Condition. For the first time, joseph monninger, jim harrison, le anne schreiber, ted Leeson, Michael Keaton, the stories of thirty-one acclaimed writers including Guy de la Valdène, Nick Lyons, Sydney Lea, Thomas McGuane, and many others come together in one collection. Flyfishers and nonflyfishers alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of the appreciation of nature, the necessity of conservation, and the joy and knowledge that come from time spent on freshwater and saltwater.
Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, catfish, trout, salmon, knots, techniques, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, crappie, baitfish, and more, 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.
Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the allure and spirit of fly fishing and those who love it. Skyhorse publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. The bug book a fly fisher s Guide to Trout Stream Insects. This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about one of the world’s most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing.
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Brook Trout and the Writing Life: The Intermingling of Fishing and Writing in a Novelist's LifeEno Publishers #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In this memoir, novelist craig Nova explores the interconnections between his work as a writer, his personal life, and his passion for fly fishing. Nova leads the reader into his courtship, writer, citizen, the birth of his children, friend, and his life as a father, marriage, husband, and angler.
Unpredictable and keenly observed, Nova leads us through the terrain of the life of an artist. The constants are the stream and the brook trout whic offer both respite from the demands of his life and a wellspring of inspiration and strength. This new edition includes substantial sections of new work and an introduction by Ann Beattie.
Brook Trout and the Writing Life: The Intermingling of Fishing and Writing in a Novelist's Life #ad - Simon schuster. Just as the author observes the life of the elusive and beautiful brook trout in the tea-colored streams, he finds interconnections to his daily life--he teaches his daughter to build an igloo; he deals with the disappointment of a very public mean-spirited review of his much-anticipated novel; he gazes at his wife-to-be in her hammock by a stream; he finds himself the victim of a random blackmailer.
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Bright Rivers: Celebrations of Rivers and Fly FishingSimon & Schuster #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The bug book a fly fisher s Guide to Trout Stream Insects. The author's passion of angling and love of rivers are reflected in his account of trout-fishing excursions throughout America Used book in Good Condition. Simon schuster. Used book in Good Condition.
Fish Won't Let Me Sleep: The Obsessions of a Lifetime FlyfishermanSkyhorse #ad - The aptly titled snide and Prejudice” reflects on the companionship, friendships, and occasional animosities that arise from fishing with others. Simon schuster. Babb reflects on his preoccupation with fishingone so strong that it often keeps him awakeand further recounts many of his most memorable adventures from a life spent casting flies across the globe.
Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. And in simple gifts, ” babb muses on the eternal bane and gift of all flyfishermenthe weather. In the vein of great writers such as mark twain, Annie Dillard, and John Gierach, Babb’s poignant prose and witty observations are true testaments to the unparalleled wit of an American master.
Fish Won't Let Me Sleep: The Obsessions of a Lifetime Flyfisherman #ad - Skyhorse publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. From the majestic lakes and rivers of northern maine to the mountain streams of East Tennessee and crossing the Atlantic to the lochs of Scotland and the chalk streams of southern England, Fish Won’t Let Me Sleep transcends international boundaries to demonstrate that the joy of fishing is universal.
Fish won’t let me sleep brims with more than two dozen chapters on varying aspects of the sport. The bug book a fly fisher s Guide to Trout Stream Insects. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, catfish, and more, knots, techniques, crappie, salmon, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, baitfish, and more.