The Fly and the Fish

The Fly and the Fish

The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing.

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781510707542

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 383

The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing. This lost classic, originally published in 1961, combines his evocative memoirs of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions for fly-tying. Atherton’s reminiscences and instructions are complemented by his exquisite sketches of tools and scenes from the angler’s life. The author’s wife, artist Maxine Atherton, notes in her introduction that in addition to his skills as an accomplished artist and fine sportsman John Atherton was a romantic realist, whose exuberant outbursts of wonder over natural phenomena celebrated our planet’s everyday magic. Indeed, Atherton’s work was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1943 exhibition of American Realists and Magic Realists. On a more practical note, Maxine Atherton adds that the Impressionistic fly patterns such as those featured in this book have worked wonders for her fishing, fooling trout in rivers throughout North America and Europe. 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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

L L Bean Fly Fishing Handbook

L L  Bean Fly Fishing Handbook

longer and could give the fish the advantage it needs to get off the hook. It can
also cause the fish to become overtired and drown. It is a good practice, after you
get a fish under control, to fight it directly from the fly reel, rather than to strip in ...

Author: Dave Whitlock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461749707

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 233

With colorful, concise, and easy-to-follow illustrations, The L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook offers a fun introduction to the sport. This friendly volume coaches readers on the basics of fly-casting and assembly of tackle without demanding that the reader invest tons of time and money. The goal here is getting started, and this useful, portable book won't sit on the shelf—it's meant to be taken outdoors for easy consultation. Author Dave Whitlock covers the foods fish eat and how to imitate those foods, details the necessary fly assortment for novices, and provides a useful glossary. Chapters added in this edition include approaches to saltwater fish species, ethics and sportsmanship, and methods for fishing from boats and float tubes.
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The Fishing Gazette

The Fishing Gazette

The May - fly has been up on the Chilbolton and Wherwell water nearly a
fortnight and is still lingering on . I caught my first fish with it on the 11th of June ,
the fly was pretty strong and the fish rose freely . Next day the fly was on in
thousands ...

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On Fly Fishing the Wind River Range

On Fly Fishing the Wind River Range

The fish of the Wind Rivers don't ask much. They don't require precise fly
imitations or championship casting. If you've got a fairly suggestive fly, tied with
care, and your cast is not a complete embarrassment, a Wind River trout probably
won't ...

Author: Chadd VanZanten

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439665800

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 393

With remote waterways and unpressured trout, Wyoming's Wind River Range is the backcountry fly angler's mecca. In the alpine lakes and streams, trout may approach a dry fly two or more at a time, and an angler can cast for days without seeing another person, let alone another angler. But more than just a place to catch lots of fish, the range is also a place to disconnect from noise and networks and reconnect with oneself. In a series of essays on misfortunate father-and-son backpacking trips, disaffected Boy Scouts, psychotropic deep-woods epiphanies and many other topics, author Chadd VanZanten offers not only a survey of the fishing and history of the Wind Rivers but a tour of personal landscapes as well.
Categories: Photography

Fly Fishing the Flats

Fly Fishing the Flats

Whether you ' re wading or in a boat , it ' s important to keep a low profile and to
hold your rod tip low when stripping in line . never work , but under the
circumstances , the bass Some bonefish will jump on a fly that is being bug taper
and ...

Author: Barry Beck

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811706265

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

View: 312

This lavishly illustrated book is both a practical guide and a visual celebration of the sport from an eminently qualified team. Barry and Cathy Beck have fished and hosted trips to the best saltwater flats in the hemisphere. Here, you'll fine expert advice on fishing for thirteen species, from strippers in Martha's Vineyard, to flats Super Grand Slam. You'll find detailed instruction on long cast techniques, including a seven page photo sequence on the double haul alone. A guide to flies, gear, and tackle, as well as veteran travellers' advice about where and when to go for the best fishing.
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Fly Fishing for Bonefish

Fly Fishing for Bonefish

A Crazy Charlie style is a good one to have as an extra - heavy fly because it is
so sparsely tied that the lead eyes carry it to the bottom very quickly . I have often
taken twenty bonefish out of a school of mudding fish in deeper water .

Author: Chico Fernandez

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081170095X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 120

Essential background on the bonefish's environment and food. Learn what tackle and flies to take and how to cast efficiently in the flats.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Unfortunately, slack is eliminated only in part when striking-—not enough to
move the fly and set the hook in the fish's jaw. To establish the best control point
after you have completed the cast, immediately place the line over the middle or ...

Author: Bill Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781568000336

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 702

Describes the tackle, techniques, and strategies used in fishing with artificial flies
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Fish Flies

Fish Flies

This is the definitive book on fly-tying, with thousands of fly patterns included for the enthusiast.

Author: Terry Hellekson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586856922

Category: Reference

Page: 719

View: 617

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.
Categories: Reference

Fly Fishing Saltwater Basics

Fly Fishing Saltwater Basics

Cast ahead of moving fish so you can adjust presentation and sink rate of the fly
to intercept them. SIGHT FISHING Sight fishing is casting to fish that you can see
or see evidence of. It might be fishing a flat where fish are cruising and feeding ...

Author: C. Boyd Pfeiffer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811727637

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 125

A comprehensive but concise guide to tackle, flies, casting, species, tactics and habitats on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts. Includes step-by-step fly tying and knot instructions. 200 illustrations.
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Fly fishing the Sacred Art

Fly fishing the Sacred Art

The fly lands only a few feet upstream of the rise of a moment ago. I hear a slap
on the water, my caddis fly disappears, and the line goes taut. I have hooked my
first fish of the day. A firm but not too hard upward pull of the rod sets the hook, ...

Author: Eric Eisenkramer

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594732997

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 139

View: 109

In this unique exploration of fly-fishing as a spiritual practice, an Episcopal priest and a rabbi share what it can teach us about awe and wonder in the natural world, the benefits of solitude, the blessing of community and the search for the Divine.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Art of the Fly

Art of the Fly

Whether you're an amateur or an old hand, just starting out or looking for a wider variety of flies or tying techniques, you'll find The Art of the Flyan invaluable handbook. And it will make a great gift for fly-fishing fanatics.

Author: Frank O'Leary

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 0670070831

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 231

View: 807

Fly-fishing is a passion that takes anglers from country to country, from inland alpine rivers to coastal shores. Tying flies is one of the pleasures of the sport, and tends to become addictive - it's functional, fun and, above all, creative. Indeed, for many people, making the flies is just as satisfying, if not more so, than the fishing itself. Art of the Fly is a step-by-step guide to tying flies for both freshwater and saltwater fish. There are detailed instructions for tying 50 flies, accompanied by beautiful yet practical colour photographs, lists of the materials you'll need for each fly, and tips on choosing the right fly for particular situations. Whether you're an amateur or an old hand, just starting out or looking for a wider variety of flies or tying techniques, you'll find The Art of the Fly an invaluable handbook. And it will make a great gift for fly-fishing fanatics.
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Fly Fishing Alaska s Wild Rivers

Fly Fishing Alaska s Wild Rivers

If a fish is hooked really deep the hook can often be removed with the aid of a
long-nosed pliers or forceps. If not, it is best to cut the leader, leaving the fly in the
fish. Nature supplies a built-in mechanism which will dissolve the hook in a
matter ...

Author: Dan Heiner

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811727629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 165

View: 894

A guide to the best water in the state from a veteran Alaska fly fisherman and writer. With color photos of flies and streams, plus maps.
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The Fly Fisher s Playbook

The Fly Fisher s Playbook

A Systematic Approach to Nymph Fly Fishing Duane R. Redford. 8. Game. Plan.
strategies. E. ver river have and one tell the of those fish, “Here days that fish, you
you just pick want which to throw one you your want!”? fly box I in think the we ...

Author: Duane R. Redford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462858090

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 113

View: 600

The Fly Fishers Playbook, a Systematic Approach to Nymph Fly Fishing, has been five years in the making. With a focus on nymph fly fishing, The Playbook, combines basic skills and fundamentals with an advanced systematic approach that is designed to allow every level of fly fisher to utilize it. The Playbook is something you will design and develop to fit your strengths and weaknesses, and its foundation is built around an overall knowledge of how to attack a river with nymphs. As you continue to hone your skills and bolster your strengths, your Playbook will become comprehensive as it evolves with you. The Playbook has helped hundreds of fly fishers become better at nymphing techniques because it takes out the guesswork and replaces it with clear practical options to best match presented conditions. This book examines everything from basic gear and how to read a river and the fish, to how to present a perfect drift while you dissect the river as you present nymphs to waiting fish. Although its an intricate system, its simple to breakdown and follow, and anglers of all levels will reap its benefits. Written in a clear conversational style, you will enjoy reading the Playbook as you gain knowledge of how to approach a river from a professional guides prospective.The Playbook is the real deal.
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Behind the Counter

Behind the Counter

Fly-Fishing Tips, Techniques and Shortcuts Neil L. Jennings. eleven o'clock.
Point your rod in the direction specified and ask the guide if that is the proper line
of approach. The guide will usually let you know how far away the fish is as well.

Author: Neil L. Jennings

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926855363

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 397

In Behind the Counter, Neil Jennings offers tips, tricks, shortcuts and techniques. Whatever one's experience level, there are things in this book that readers will find useful or thought provoking. Jennings started getting serious about fly-fishing in 1973 and has fished that way exclusively ever since. From 1982 through 2003 he was a partner/owner in a retail fly-fishing shop in Calgary , Alberta . During that time Neil was behind the counter, answering questions and giving advice to thousands of flyfishers, from wannabes to seriously talented anglers. Over the years, Neil learned a lot about fly-fishing, some of it by good example and some of it by bad. This book is a distillation of the best of that experience. One of the wonderful things about fly-fishing is that you have an opportunity to learn new things all the time.
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Orvis Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

Orvis Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

By watching the rod tip very closely; the sudden throbbing of the tip will signal the
fly being struck and the salmonid shaking its head to dislodge the fly. The fly
usually hooks the fish with the force of the water's current. A quick strip set and a
 ...

Author: Tom Rosenbauer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493002535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 593

THE ORVIS ULTIMATE BOOK OF FLY FISHING is a grand tour of the world of fly-fishing strategies and techniques, from Orvis's world-famous team of experts and advisors. In large format with rich and helpful color photos and drawings, the book covers everything from basic fishing knots and casts to expert techniques you won't see in standard books. Besides trout technique and secrets for rivers and lakes, the book also covers the worlds of fly fishing for bonefish, striped bass, permit, bluefish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and steelhead. Learn how to nymph for steelhead from Matt Supinski. Find out how to catch the elusive permit from Jack Samson. Take a lesson from John Shewey on swinging a classic wet fly for West Coast steelhead. Learn how to find stripers along Northeast beaches from Lou Tabory. Find out which knots work best for saltwater fly fishing. Tom Rosenbauer will tell you how to read a trout stream and approach the fish, then discover his secrets for catching trout on dry flies and nymphs. Jim Lepage shares his knowledge on catching trout in ponds and lakes, then Bill Tapply will tell you how to catch freshwater bass on flies. Polish your fly casting with world expert Tom Deck. All this and much more in the most comprehensive and attractive book in the Orvis line.
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Basic Fly Fishing

Basic Fly Fishing

FLY LINE 3M WF - 5 - F TROUT . Floating and Sinking Lines A floating line ( F ) is
by far the easiest and , in most situations , the best type to use . Don't even
consider anything else for your first line . Even when fishing underwater flies ,
such as ...

Author: Jon Rounds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811733033

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 113

View: 431

Selecting the rod, reel, line, leader, and flies to fill the trout fly box with step-by-step photos and instructions on the forward cast, sidearm cast, roll cast, and slack-line cast and includes six knots you need to know Choosing the correct imitation at the best size to match the insects on the water and how to fish with searching patterns How to find trout, present the fly correctly, set the hook, and play the fish and expand your skills to the double haul cast, used for catching bass and pike Many people are intimidated by the subtleties of fly casting, the myriad of flies, and the fine points of entomology, all of which make up the sport of fly fishing. Getting started does require a set of skills and knowledge about casting, fly selection, knot tying, reading the water, and tactics, and Basic Fly Fishing provides these essential facts and skills so you can get out on the water and catch fish.
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Cathy Beck s Fly Fishing Handbook

Cathy Beck s Fly Fishing Handbook

Most of the time when we're fishing dry flies, we cast quartering upstream (if you'
re facing straight across stream) and let the fly float down until we pick it up to
cast again. Anglers who fish dry flies will often work their way upstream, whereas
 ...

Author: Cathy Beck

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811712170

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 267

Updated in full color with the latest info Enhanced with video QR codes—link to video segments teaching basic techniques All the basics—on gear, lines, leaders and knots, and casting Covers both freshwater and saltwater fishing and fly selection New chapter on trip preparation and traveling to fish Foreword by Lefty Kreh Illustrations by Rod Walinchus
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Life on the Fly

Life on the Fly

I know that my loops are too open, but I still land an accurate cast. I set the fly
down a few yards upstream of where I saw the rise. The fly drifts down with the
current and then vanishes in a rippling bubble. I lift lightly, letting the fish set the
hook.

Author: John Schreiber

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469111728

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

View: 149

Broadcast on the evening news . . . Hillcrest English teacher and former football star was shot in the back while fly-fishing. David Browning leaves behind a wife and two young children. Authorities have ruled it a hunting accident. Matthew Blake has only one purpose left in life: to find who murdered his best friend. At the time of his death, David Browning had a loving family and successful career. What does Matthew Blake have? Nothing. Matt Blake is an ex-athlete, ex-husband, and ex-angler . . . a guilt-driven alcoholic and professional failure. To uncover the murderer, Blake must journey back to his hometown, Hillcrest, where he will be forced to face his past, make new enemies, and learn the meaning of love . . . if he can live long enough. Life on the Fly is another suspenseful, poignant, and compelling novel set in Schreibers richly imagined Ironwood County. The first novel in the Ironwood County series is the young adult novel, Hillcrest Journal. The second is the adult novel Passing Through Paradise. * * * What others are saying about the Ironwood County novels: Skillfully told . . . very realistic. West Concord Enterprise Tough to put down. The themes are masterfully interwoven. Byron Review * * * Helpful Link: Schreiber has posted some of his published articles, essays, and poems along with book group discussion questions for Life on the Fly at John Schreibers Books
Categories: Fiction

Fly Fishing Magic

Fly Fishing Magic

The type of fly you will use determines the type of line you will use. A dry fly
requires a floating fly line. A nymph or a wet fly requires a sinking tip line, which is
used if you are going to fish just below the water's surface or approximately six
feet ...

Author: Jerry Feil

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434929693

Category: Nature

Page: 35

View: 472

FLY FISHING! Anybody interested out there? Those would-be hobbyists and enthusiasts of this wonderful sport could sure take some tips and tricks from a guy whose love for this pastime spans decades. Jerry Feil¿s passion for fly fishing started in 1985 while working part time in a sporting goods store. The moment he bought his first fly fishing equipment, he never looked back. People began to ask him for advice so he began instructing beginners of all ages and leading fly fishing trips. Now, after many years, he is releasing a guide book that aims to teach all the essential knowledge for a successful and enjoyable fly fishing experience. What is the right way to cast for fly fishing? What is the proper way of assembling fly fishing equipment? Where in the rivers, streams, or lakes do fish thrive? What is the proper fly to use? These and other tips are the basic things that Jerry Feil wants to share with all aspiring anglers in his straight-to-the-point book, Fly Fishing Magic. Learn and enjoy.
Categories: Nature