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1.
The Complete Angler : A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton
by James Prosek

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Hardcover - 336 pages
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Prosek has commandeered a unique branch for himself in the long stream of fishing literature. With Trout: An Illustrated History and Joe and Me, he's reeled in the reputation of a modern-day Audubon with a keen eye that translates experience into both words and watercolors. In The Complete Angler,... Read more

2.
The Hungry Ocean : A Swordboat Captain's Journey
by Linda Greenlaw

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Hyperion (Adult Trd Pap)
Paperback - 265 pages
(June 2000)
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The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world's only female swordfish boat captain, isn't flattered when people insist on calling her one. "I am a woman. I am a fisherman... I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl. If anything else, I... Read more

3.
Selective Trout : Revised and Expanded
by Carl Richards, et al

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The Lyons Press
Hardcover - 240 pages
2 Ed edition (January 2001)
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Here is completely revised, expanded, and reset edition of the book that revolutionized modern fly fishing for trout--now in full color.

SELECTIVE TROUT has been hailed as the most revolutionary new approach to trout-fly imitation of the twentieth century. Fly Fisherman magazine called it “the most... Read more


4.
Faithful Travelers : A Father, a Daughter, a Fly-Fishing Journey of the Heart
by James Dodson

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 304 pages
Reprint edition (August 31, 1999)
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A reviewer, December 16, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
A touching novel between a father and daughter
I found this novel to be a sweet, enduring, detailed description between a father and his daughter; as well as an insighful discovery of the soul. I recommend this book to anyone; especially those seeking a deeper meaning and further explantation between a father and a daughters love! Read more

5.
The Backpacker's Field Manual : A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
by Rick Curtis

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Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 256 pages
(March 1998)
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This is not a slim compendium of bold-faced hiking tips; in other words, if you come face-to-face with Mr. Bear on the trail, you won't be whipping out The Backpacker's Field Manual for quick advice. On the other hand, if you take the time to plan your excursions into the wilderness, this thorough... Read more

6.
Hemingway on Fishing
by Ernest Hemingway, et al

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The Lyons Press
Hardcover - 242 pages
(November 2000)
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When the taciturn hero of Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River" returns from the Great War, he heads straight to the northern Michigan woods to begin the process of healing. Camping along the river and fishing for trout, Nick Adams slowly retrieves the elements of a life interrupted, allowing familiar... Read more

 

7.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fly Fishing
by Michael D. Shook, Mel Krieger

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MacMillan Distribution
Paperback - 400 pages
1 edition (September 22, 1999)
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Cutting through the complicated details of flyfishing, this book explains the basics for understanding the leisure activity, from buying a rod to using fly-line weights and tapers. Read more

8.
Pop Fleyes : Bob Popvic's Approach to Saltwater Fly Design
by Ed Jaworowski, Bob Popovics

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Stackpole Books
Hardcover - 136 pages
(January 2001)
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This is the first and only book available on the tier whose techniques with epoxy and silicone revolutionized saltwater fly tying. The family of flies Bob Popovics developed over the last three decades (dubbed "Pop Fleyes," a spelling that incorporates part of his last name with the fact that eyes... Read more

9.
Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia
by Ken Schultz

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Hungry Minds, Inc
Hardcover - 1760 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1, 1999)
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Heftier than most trophy trout, Ken Schultz's thoroughly comprehensive reference may be too big to fit into your fly box, but it'll take you more places than a marlin fighting a hook. Schultz knows what he's talking about; a staffer at Field & Stream for more than 25 years, he's held seven world... Read more

10.
The Complete Book of Tackle Making
by C. Boyd Pfeiffer

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The Lyons Press
Paperback - 544 pages
(March 1999)
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The Complete Book of Tackle Making is the reference of choice for both builders of fine tackle and casual craftsmen, with over five hundred pages and seven hundred photographs filled with down-to-earth, clear, step-by-step instruction. Its twenty-five inclusive chapters and helpful appendixes... Read more

11.
Tales of Swordfish and Tuna
by Zane Grey

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Derrydale
Paperback - 320 pages
1 edition (November 1, 2000)
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Zane Grey fished up to 300 days of the year. But, with all that time on the water, there was nothing more exciting or more compelling than the really BIG fish-the giants of the sea. Blue fin tuna are (even today) still sometimes pursued with harpoons! There's the story of a swordfish that was hooked... Read more

12.
Essential Trout Flies
by Dave Hughes

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Stackpole Books
Paperback - 96 pages
1 Ed edition (April 2000)
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If fly-fishing were run like baseball, at the entrance to every river, stream, lake, and pond you'd find a vendor with a stack of Essential Trout Flies shouting, "You can't tell the flies without a scorecard." Since it's not, you'll just have to pick up a copy before your next outing on the water.... Read more

13.
Savage Shore : Life and Death With Nicaragua's Last Shark Hunters
by Edward Marriott

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Owl Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(March 2001)
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The great white gets all the press, but the shark most feared by people around the world is the bull shark, a fish of warm seas that even penetrates fresh water, swimming up rivers and into lakes. In Nicaragua, fishermen still pursue these unusual predators by dangerous, traditional means. Acclaimed... Read more

14.
Fishing the Flats (Salt Water Sportsman Library)
by Mark Sosin, Lefty Kreh

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The Lyons Press
Paperback - 160 pages
Reprint edition (December 1988)
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A reviewer, January 13, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
This book has it all!
Sosin and Kreh cover all bases...spinning and fly....the book is very readable. Excellent. Read more


15.
The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference
by Ted Leeson, Jim Schollmeyer

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Frank Amato Pubns
Hardcover - 464 pages
(November 13, 1998)
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George R. O'Connor, December 11, 1998 5 of 5 stars
Every dressing technique I've ever heard of is here!

This is not a book that provides patterns and technique; this is a book of techniques that may be applied to patterns.

This wonderful book has very clear illustrations of just about every dressing technique I've ever seen, or heard of, or wondered about. The most obscure technique for winging I know... Read more


16.
Old Fishing Lures & Tackle : Identification and Value Guide
by Carl F. Luckey

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Krause Publications
Paperback - 670 pages
5th Exp&up edition (February 1999)
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Luckey updates his popular title with more information and prices, plus expanded coverage of plastic lures. Fully illustrated. of color photos. Read more

17.
Full Creel : A Nick Lyons Reader
by Nick Lyons, et al

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Atlantic Monthly Pr
Hardcover - 464 pages
(September 30, 2000)
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One way to judge the quality of an angling writer's work is to put it to this test: does the writer sound like somebody you'd want to go fishing with? For some 30 years now, Nick Lyons--angler, college professor, essayist, and book publisher--has passed the exam effortlessly. A fisherman's fisherman... Read more

18.
In the Slick of the Cricket
by Russell Drumm

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Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 352 pages
Reprint edition (August 1998)
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Who can forget the scene in Jaws when Quint, the weathered, steely-eyed captain scrapes his fingernails down the blackboard and announces to the quibbling town elders that they're dealing with a great white shahk? In all his hard-nosed glory, Quint might seem like a creation of Hollywood, but in... Read more

19.
Land of Little Rivers : A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing
by Austin McK. Francis, Enrico Ferorelli(Photographer)

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W.W. Norton & Company
Hardcover - 280 pages
(October 1999)
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USA Today
"An engrossing gem...this fly-casting extravaganza is a flip-through delight for anyone caught up in natural history." Read more

20.
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders : A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury
by John Gierach, Glenn Wolff(Illustrator)

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Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 414 pages
(June 2000)
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There are two things no dedicated fly-fisher can really have enough of: a decent selection of flies on the stream and a decent selection of John Gierach off of it. Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders should go a good way toward satisfying the latter. In this "greatest hits" of essays culled from... Read more

21.
Fishing for Dummies®
by Peter Kaminsky

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Hungry Minds, Inc
Paperback - 348 pages
(April 10, 1997)
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You know the saying: Give a man (or woman) a fish, and you give him dinner; teach a man (or woman) to fish and he'll have dinner for the rest of his life. The always entertaining and instructional "... for Dummies" series reeled in witty outdoors writer Peter Kaminsky to keep the rest of... Read more

22.
Saltwater Fly Patterns
by Lefty Kreh

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The Lyons Press
Paperback - 224 pages
Rev/augmnt edition (May 1995)
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A reviewer, March 29, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Simply the best definitive source on the subject I've found
Lefty has provided to both the amateur and seasoned angler a detailed but "plain language" styled guide to the identification, pattern (with recipe) and use of those salt water flies he (Lefty) has found to be both sucessful and productive in the art of saltwater and "flats" Fly... Read more


23.
Fly Fishing in Salt Water
by Lefty Kreh, et al

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The Lyons Press
Hardcover - 360 pages
3rd Rev edition (December 1997)
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For the subspecies of saltwater angler who insists on doing his fishing with flies, Kreh is the guru and this is the holy book. Now in its third revised edition, Fly Fishing in Salt Water first surfaced in the late '60s when the idea of fishing the seas with a fly for bluefish, stripers, bonito, and... Read more

24.
Wet Flies : Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingless Wets, and Fuzzy Nymphs
by Dave Hughes, Richard Bunse(Illustrator)

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Stackpole Books
Hardcover - 240 pages
(March 1995)
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A reviewer, November 4, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Wet Flies : Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingl
This is THE essential book on soft hackled, wet and nymph flies for fishing. If you go after fish by fishing flies below the surface, this is THE reference book to have. Good instructions and photographs throughout with color plates of the flies covered in the book. Read more


25.
Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple
by Skip Morris, et al

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Frank Amato Pubns
Spiral-bound - 80 pages
(September 1992)
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Colin J Dougherty, December 28, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Appropriate Title for an Excellent Book
I recently received this book as a gift when I decided to take up fly-tying. Thanks to Mr. Morris' simple, clear instruction, I was able to complete the first two flies in the book (my first two flies ever) quickly and easily. He has succeeded in making what can seem to be such an intimidating... Read more


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