A Fly Rod Of Your Own

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A Fly Rod Of Your Own

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 9781451618341
Genre : Nature
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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 humour and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather. 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. 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. A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to all those who fish.
Category: Nature

Reflections Of A Fly Rod

Author : Mark Usyk
ISBN : 1540779289
Genre :
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Fish stories are like opinions. Everybody's got one. The difference is, people actually enjoy a good fish story. In his first book, Mark Usyk sets out to prove that he not only has a couple, but that he knows how to tell them as well. But are they really all fish stories? Or is he trying to unlock the mysteries of the universe as only an angler can? From his time as a cell tower climber with a bunch of fly rods packed alongside his climbing gear, to his days spent at a grungy and thankless production factory job indoors and all but cut off from the great outdoors, to memories of simpler days and the ones that got away, here are 61 short stories told by a self-proclaimed marginal fly fisherman. Whether they're about fishing or something more is up to you to decide.

Fly Fishing The Sacred Art

Author : Eric Eisenkramer
ISBN : 9781594732997
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 49.22 MB
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Custom Graphite Fly Rod

Author : Skip Morris
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062790138
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 82.91 MB
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This compact, practical guide is for everyone who would like to design and build a custom fly rod with graphite blanks to his own specifications.Morris describes the complete rod-building process - from selecting components wisely for specific fishing needs to handsome finishing. There are invaluable chapters on reel seats, cork grips, thread wraps, and adding a signature to your work; and Morris has included an important chapter on how to make all of the repairs that, sooner or later, a well-used fly rod requires.There are also chapters on design and advanced building techniques for the sophisticated rod builder - and an essential section on safety for everyone with a home workshop.The helpful diagrammatic drawings and dozens of carefully framed photographs make Skip Morris's description particularly clear. (7 1/4 X 10 1/4, 132 pages, b&w photos, diagrams, charts)
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing For Beginners

Author : Chris Hansen
ISBN : 1616739959
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37.16 MB
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Many anglers who wish to get started in fly fishing are intimidated. With so many choices of expensive rods, reels, lines, leaders and flies, it's difficult to know where to begin. And it doesn't help that a few of the so-called "experts" in the field write articles implying the sport is difficult to master. The truth is, to be a successful fly angler you don't need to know everything about everything. That's what sets this book apart from the many other fly fishing books available today. In these pages, veteran fly-fishing instructor Chris Hansen concentrates on teaching you the basics. For example, if you aren't sure what level fly angler you are, check out Hansen's "10 Ways to Tell If You're a Beginner." Want to learn how to fly cast? Read "12 Tips to Making the Perfect Cast." And if you think you must carry everything but the kitchen sink with you every time you wade into a stream, look at Hansen's "8 Accessories for Every Trip." Hansen understands the best reason to try fly fishing is that in many situations you can catch more fish with flies than you can with spinning or baitcasting lures. In this book's final chapter, "Catching Fish on Flies," he details these situations for panfish, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and even northern pike. In addition, he shows you his "Top 10 Fly Patterns" for each species and the best retrieves for getting finicky fish to strike.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods

Author : Wayne Cattanach
ISBN : 9781461748953
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.72 MB
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The bamboo fly rod still represents the pinnacle of the fly-fishing art; its apparent simplicity and delicacy belie the craftsmanship and strength that are the hallmarks of all great rods. A growing number of people have tried to learn the art of making bamboo rods from a shrinking number of secretive craftsmen. The revised and expanded Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods is the definitive reference for beginners and experts alike. Wayne Cattanach begins by explaining the qualities that distinguish bamboo from all other materials: It has a tensile strength akin to steel, yet it is very light. He describes the process that will take anyone from lengths of hard, raw bamboo to a beautiful finished rod with clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, including how to find the best supplies; select tools and materials; make heat treaters and binders; cut culms; straighten bamboo strips; plane and stagger strips; bind strips; apply finishes; mount the reel seat, ferrules, and tip-top; and much more. This is surely the most thorough book available for those who wish to make and fish their own bamboo fly rods.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Essential Fly Patterns For Lakes And Streams

Author : Brian Smith
ISBN : 1773860003
Genre : Fly tying
File Size : 45.68 MB
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In Essential Fly Patterns for Lakes and Streams Brian Smith cuts to the chase, offering the reader and fly tier over eighty flies with recipes and instructions for each. In his third book, Smith shares the results of his more than fifty years of experimentation and research developing and refining fly patterns that are proven fish-catchers. Some of the patterns are world standards, but many have been tweaked and altered by Smith through his observations and studies of insects, including where they live in lakes and streams and what triggers are responsible to entice fish to "eat the fly." The book provides details for tying the most important insect imitations in their various stages of lifeforms and is full of Smith's important tips about their pattern developments. The fly-tying tips in Essential Fly Patterns for Lakes and Streams have been perfected over Smith's countless hours of fun at the vise and are uniquely designed to simplify the process of tying replica fly patterns that are consistent in appearance, size, shape and attitude.
Category: Fly tying

Fly Rod Building Made Easy A Complete Step By Step Guide To Making A High Quality Fly Rod On A Budget

Author : Art Scheck
ISBN : 9781581578645
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 43.60 MB
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In clear steps illustrated with hundreds of photographs, Art Scheck takes the beginning rod maker through the steps to creating a handmade fly rod that will fish with the best of them but won't break the bank. Art Scheck revolutionizes the exclusive world of fly rod building by teaching the beginning rodmaker how to build a rod that will catch fish. It doesn't have to be expensive. It doesn't have to be difficult. With a few hours of work, this entertaining book and its 225 step-by-step photos will walk you through all you need to know and do—from buying the parts you'll assemble to putting that last coat of finish on your gleaming new rod. Art Scheck makes this arcane art accessible, enjoyable, and affordable.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Handcrafting A Graphite Fly Rod

Author : L. A. Garcia
ISBN : 1571880453
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 32.14 MB
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"Learn how to build a top quality fly rod with your own tender loving care with the instructions provided in the video. You will learn how to select a blank; prepare snake guides, stripping guides, and hook keeper; locate the spine; mount the tip; mount the reel seat; wrap the tip section; install a finished handle; fit the winding check; wrap the butt section; protect the wraps; and finish the wraps."--Container.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Michael Graybrook
ISBN : 0982510292
Genre : Cutthroat trout
File Size : 22.21 MB
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Beginning in 1995, Michael Graybrook traveled to remote areas of the American West to take photographs of the trout underwater and released them unharmed. Collected in this new clothbound book are large, exquisitely reproduced photographs of all of the subspecies of cutthroat trout, stunning habitat images of streams, rivers, lakes, and the unspoiled areas of the West, along with Graybrook's vividly told stories of his adventures. A foreword by the world's most popular and respected fly fishing author John Gierach introduces the reader to Graybrook's mission and celebrates his skills as a photographer, angler, amateur scientist, and conservationist.
Category: Cutthroat trout

Essential Fly Fishing

Author : Tom Meade
ISBN : 1493050362
Genre : Nature
File Size : 56.66 MB
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Essential Fly Fishing is a full-color handbook presenting the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. It's filled with proven techniques aimed at the beginning fly fisher.
Category: Nature

How To Fly Fish

Author : HowExpert
ISBN : 9781647588953
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 29.77 MB
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If you want to learn how to fly fish, then get "How To Fly Fish" guide which is written by a person with real life experience in fly fishing. "How To Fly Fish" is a beginner’s guide to the sport of fly fishing. In it, you will find everything a new fly fisher should know about getting started in this rewarding, lifelong pastime. You’ll learn about: - Fish, mainly trout – their habits, favorite foods, secret hiding places and how to fool them with a tiny artificial fly - Equipment – from rods and reels to nets and waders, what to look for in good gear and what you need in a beginner’s setup - Reading water – recognizing structure and current patterns that make for good fly fishing water; temperature, clarity and flow rates for optimal conditions - Insects – mayflies, caddis flies, stone flies, even grasshoppers; why the fish cannot resist them; selecting artificial flies to match the real thing - Casting – basic instruction on how to get the fly in the air and onto the water; we’ll look at tempo and line management, and provide a couple of expert tips - Hooking and playing a fish – what to do when you hook into a big, strong fish; techniques for working the rod and controlling the line - Landing and releasing fish – how to handle and remove the hook from a tired trout in as little time as possible, sending it back home alive and well - Hiring a guide – the benefits of spending a little cash for a lot of experience - Drift boats – the allure of fly fishing from a river craft designed to maximize your success on the water - Learning more – where to find the best tips and information on everything from history and conservation to tying your own flies About the Expert Lloyd Bentley won his first essay contest, on fire prevention, at age 9 in San Francisco, California. He wrote for school papers and published a family gossip weekly to entertain the household. He earned a B.A. in Communications in Montreal, and continues to hone his craft, seeking out new challenges that feed his passion and test his skill. During the course of 20 years in Banff, Alberta, Canada, he became both a writer and adventure junkie. He attended a writer’s workshop at the Banff Centre, scripted radio drama for Parks Canada, and contributed Web articles on hiking and biking. He also tells a great fishing story. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told

Author : Nick Lyons
ISBN : 9781616080563
Genre : Nature
File Size : 31.40 MB
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Top fishermen and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!
Category: Nature

Splitting Cane

Author : Ed Engle
ISBN : 9780811700085
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 40.80 MB
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"It's about time someone wrote a book about bamboo fly rods, not as works of art or as elements of an ongoing tradition (although they can certainly be that) but as the fishing tools they were always meant to be. And Ed was just the guy to do it. He understands and appreciates the romance and heritage behind these rods, but he's also a practical fisherman who-first and foremost-expects a fly rod to cast well. This is the best kind of book: one that grew naturally out of the author's interest, knowledge, and enthusiasm." --John Gierach "Reading each chapter of Splitting Cane is much like opening a rod tube containing a fine bamboo rod. The rod and its maker come to life with the removal of the cap and the turn of each page. This book and the rod have been holding their breath, just waiting to be opened." --A.K. Best Interviews with 16 contemporary rodmakers Tips on caring for a bamboo rod The old-school bamboo fly-fishing rod, with its irresistibly warm, natural, and romantic tradition, is explored through conversations with 16 bamboo rodmakers. Profiled in the book are Mike Clark of South Creek, Ltd.; Walt Carpenter; John Bradford; Jim Hidy; Homer Jennings; Joe Arguello; Jeff Wagner; Charlie and Steven Jenkins; Glenn Brackett and the R.L. Winston Rod Company; Ted Knott; George Maurer; Robert Gorman; Bernard Ramanauskas; Dwight Lyons; Don Schroeder; and Carl-Johan Anderberg. The author test-casted the rods and then interviewed the makers to get the story behind each rod's making. The in-depth stories, along with clear, detailed descriptions of bamboo rods, and a chapter on rod-making basics make this an excellent read for all who appreciate a fine bamboo rod.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Black Bass And The Fly Rod

Author : Charles F. Waterman
ISBN : 0811716309
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71.49 MB
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Introduces useful bass fishing techniques, discusses fly casting, reels, lines, and flies, and describes different kinds of bass and their habitat
Category: Sports & Recreation

Traveling With Fly Rod And Reel

Author : Gary Soucie
ISBN : 9781466882164
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 27.51 MB
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Here, in one volume, is everything you need to know to escape the crowded rivers and streams of North America. From Patagonia to Siberia, from Baja to Lappland, renowned angling writer Gary Soucie shares his tips and secrets for planning exciting excursions to the world's most exotic fly-fishing destinations in Traveling with Fly Rod and Reel. - Choosing trips, destinations, and tour companies that are right for you - Selecting the rods, reels, tackle, and gear that travel best - Arranging travel documents - What and how to pack - Safety: First, last, and always - Checklists, fishing logs, and a special fly-fishing gazetteer In addition, Soucie includes sharp, witty travel interludes describing his own experiences in far-flung locales.
Category: Sports & Recreation

1001 Fishing Tips

Author : Lamar Underwood
ISBN : 9781602396890
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

Constructing Cane Rods

Author : Ray Gould
ISBN : 1626544913
Genre :
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The mysteries of handmade bamboo fly rods revealed. In Constructing Cane Rods, world-renowned rodbuilder Ray Gould shares a lifetime¿s worth of wisdom about bamboo fly rods. Clear, concise, and to-the-point, Gould¿s writing is packed with detailed, instructive information on every facet of rod building, repair, and appraisal. Beginning with an overview of commercial rod production and antique rod appraisal, Gould moves on to describe how to properly repair any old rods that might be collecting dust in your basement. He walks you through every component of bamboo fly rods, with photos, diagrams, and charts to clear up any confusion. You¿ll even learn to make your very own cane rod from scratch, with ample time dedicated to sourcing and utilizing the tools and materials required by this precise and rewarding craft. This is a wonderful book for committed rod builders, collectors, restorers, or anyone who appreciates the humble beauty of a hand-crafted bamboo fly rod.About the AuthorA native of Milwaukee, Ray Gould has been a fly fisherman since 1958. After a 35-year career as a mechanical engineer, Gould but his technical background to use designing and building bamboo fly rods. Gould has built over 100 cane rods and repaired countless others. His numerous fishing-related accomplishments include serving as president of the Northwest Fly Anglers club; teaching classes on fly tying at Shoreline Community College; exhibiting and presenting seminars in Montana, Washington, and British Columbia; providing programs at numerous fly clubs; and co-chairing the 1992 and 1994 West Coast Bamboo Rodbuilders¿ Workshop in British Colombia.

With Fly Rod And Camera

Author : Edward Augustus Samuels
ISBN : NYPL:33433066630389
Genre : Canada
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Category: Canada