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View From Rat Lake

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 9781476740171
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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. “In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed to summon the demon. Among them are: ‘remote trout lake,’ ‘fish up to 13 pounds,’ ‘the place the guides fish on their days off,’” writes John Gierach in this wonderful collection of thirteen essays inspired by a fishing trip to Rat Lake, a remote body of water in Montana. Once again John Gierach does what he does best—explain the peculiarities of the fishing life in a way that will amuse novices and seasoned fly fishers alike. The View from Rat Lake deftly examines man in nature and nature in man, the pleasures of fishing the high country, and the high and low comedy that occasionally overcomes even the best-planned fishing trip. Some typically sage observations from The View from Rat Lake: “One of the things we truly fish for [is] an occasion for self-congratulation.” “In every catch-and-release fisherman’s past there is an old black frying pan.” “We . . . believe that a 12-inch trout caught on a dry fly is four inches longer than a 12-inch trout caught on a nymph or streamer.”
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sex Death And Fly Fishing

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 1439127069
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing The High Country

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 0811731723
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Tactics for fishing high country lakes, the conflicting currents of high mountain streams, and the ever-changing waters of beaver ponds Cutthroats, brook trout, goldens, rainbows, grayling The best weather and seasons to fish and the tackle and flies to take into the high country "The mountains--any mountains--can make you pay for your fishing with time, shoe leather, exertion, and even disappointment. But they usually give back more than they take in terms of solitude and a sense of adventure that you just won't find on more civilized waters." --John Gierach Fly-fishing in scenic and remote mountain waters is a special kind of fishing, explored in depth by veteran fly fisher John Gierach. Along with Fly Fishing Small Streams (0-8117-2290-2), this guide, Gierach's first book, now in print with Stackpole Books, explains how to find the best waters and how to fish them to the best advantage.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Signs Of Life

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : UOM:39015003940734
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Trout Bum

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 0871089440
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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""Fly fishing...with grace and dignity you can move into a world that doesn't mind your being there...and Trout Bum is the fly fisher's bible."" ""One of the strangest, sanest and most astute books on fly fishing that has ever appeared in the English-speaking world.""
Category: Sports & Recreation

Still Life With Brook Trout

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 9781416590392
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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. In Still Life with Brook Trout, John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Along the way he meditates on the importance of good guides ("Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good guide can't is write prescriptions"), the challenge of salmon fishing ("Salmon prowl. If they're not here now, they could be here in half an hour. Or tomorrow. Or next month"), and the zen of fishing alone ("I also enjoy where my mind goes when I'm fishing alone, which is usually nowhere in particular and by a predictable route"). On a more serious note, he ponders the damaging effects of disasters both natural and man-made: drought, wildfires, and the politics of dam-building, among others. Reflecting on a trip to a small creek near his home, Gierach writes, "In my brightest moments, I think slowing down...has opened huge new vistas on my old home water. It's like a friendship that not only lasts, but gets better against the odds." Similarly, Still Life with Brook Trout proves that Gierach, like fly-fishing itself, becomes deeper and richer with time.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fishing Bamboo

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 159921217X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Once an angler masters a graphite rod, his interests often move on to the original fly rod, pliant bamboo. Until the mid-twentieth century, nearly all fly rods were bamboo. By the 1970s, fiberglass and graphite changed the world of fly-fishing. But more and more anglers are seeing bamboo rods in retail outlets, and want to give them a try. With this book, John Gierach, one of the nation's top fly-fishing writers, provides a philosophical guide to the angler who seeks this new “old” method. Gierach discusses how bamboo rods are built, how they differ from graphite rods, and how using one will change a fly fisher's approach to the sport. Fishing bamboo might be the pinnacle of fly-casting skill, and this book will help take you there. John Geirach is a master fly fisherman who lives in Lyons, Colorado.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fly Fishing Guide To The Henry S Fork

Author : Mike Lawson
ISBN : 0811704718
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Idaho's Henry's Fork was voted the best trout stream in America by Trout Unlimited members 80 miles of fishable water, including the upper river, Box Canyon and Railroad Ranch, tributaries, lakes, and reservoirs * Tips for fishing hatches and Mike's top 12 patterns for each season
Category: Sports & Recreation

A K S Fly Box

Author : A. K. Best
ISBN : 1558213627
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A revealing look into the fly box of one of North America¿s most respected and experienced fly tyers, with complete, step-by-step tying instructions.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Advanced Fly Tying

Author : A. K. Best
ISBN : 1585743399
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Master fly tyer A.K. Best shows you how to bring your tying to a higher level.
Category: Sports & Recreation

At The Grave Of The Unknown Fisherman

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 9780743229920
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Looking at the fishing life, the author describes his travels from the Rocky Mountains to Nebraska on odysseys with his fishing buddies, contemplating the reverence of fishing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Death Taxes And Leaky Waders

Author : John Gierach
ISBN : 068486858X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The author uses his wit and fly fishing philosophy in this collection of his essays on the art of fly fishing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Trout Flies

Author : Gary LaFontaine
ISBN : CORNELL:31924067888952
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Trout Flies: Proven Patterns" is a close look at the 20 years of research and innovation that created LaFontaine's 62 new fly patterns. The flies are shown in both black-and-white and color photographs, and the book provides illustrated tying instructions and describes when and how to fish the pattern. LaFontaine's unique approach includes excerpts from his log (at once humorous and instructive) that detail how he's used and experimented with these patterns.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Contemporary Authors

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ISBN : UOM:39015064382164
Genre : Authors
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American Angler

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924063037828
Genre : Fly fishing
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Category: Fly fishing

Beyond Trout

Author : Barry Reynolds
ISBN : 1555661556
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

North Dakota 2000

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ISBN : IND:30000086816877
Genre : Housing
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Category: Housing