Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340280
Size: 60.55 MB
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Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.

Simple Flies

Author: Morgan Lyle
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081176298X
Size: 40.10 MB
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Tenkara Today

Author: Morgan Lyle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811767663
Size: 33.70 MB
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Since tenkara was introduced to the United States in 2009, it has become a rapidly growing trend, and many anglers have adapted the traditional Japanese techniques for waters in the United States. This comprehensive book covers the current state of tenkara—the best flies, the equipment, and essential techniques. It also tells the stories of the people who brought tenkara to America, and examines this eastern method’s place in the western sport-fishing world. Non-anglers and experts alike will find it fascinating, informative, and fun.

Tenkara

Author: Kevin C. Kelleher
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762763948
Size: 52.38 MB
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Fly fishing is complex and costly with too much cumbersome gear, right? Well, tenkara’s different. Long overlooked in the West, tenkara is economical and simple, productive, and pleasurable This Eastern approach is today taking the fly-fishing world in North America and Europe by storm. Its tool kit is simple: a long, collapsible rod; a length of line tied to the end of the rod; and a fly. Withoug a reel, casting techniques become easy and intuitive. The gear is inexpensive and easily portable, perfect for hiking and camping. This pioneering book is an ideal guide to tenkara, covering the essentials of gear and rigging, the roots of tenkara, fishing dry flies as well as subsurface fishing and casting--as well as tenkara backpacking and tenkara for women. Tenkara has been the subject of features inField &Stream, American Angler,andFly, Rod & Reelmagazines, and has been endorsed by the likes of Patagonia CEO and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. Major retail outlets are now selling tenkara rods.

The Yellowstone Fly Fishing Guide New And Revised

Author: Craig Mathews
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493042254
Size: 26.19 MB
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This fine little guidebook to the best fishing in Yellowstone Park discusses aquatic and terrestrial insect emergences and activity periods, fly patterns to imitate these insects, and effective fishing techniques. Included are specific locations, access points and trailheads, distances, and terrain descriptions. The handy icons located at the beginning of each of the more than two hundred waters discussed provide helpful, at-a-glance information about fish type, ease of access, and wildlife to watch for. This book is required reading for any fly fisher planning a trip to Yellowstone Park - an area that holds more wild trout water for its size than anywhere else in the world. Includes both color and B&W photos and illustrations throughout.

Moving Water

Author: Dave Hall
Publisher: Moving Water LLC
ISBN: 9780692147344
Size: 45.53 MB
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Moving Water: An Artist's Reflections on Fly Fishing, Friendship and Family was inspired by a rural New England childhood, by family art, by a lifetime of dawns and dusks, and by the death of a friend who knew where to find the beauty in his life. 42 color images, 20 touching vignettes. "You will probably read this beautiful little book in the time of a cup of tea but you will want to contemplate it over and over again." --Yvon Chouinard, author of Let My People Go Surfing and Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel "Quietly potent, Moving Water illuminates the mystery and joy of fly fishing. Dave Hall's serene visions and tender touch on the canvas offer refuges of restoration." -- Melanie Rae Thon, author of Silence & Song and The Voice of the River. "Dave Hall is a painter with his feet and mind in the natural world, a place he knows with uncommon intimacy." --Tom McGuane, author of The Longest Silence and The Cadence of Grasses. "The paintings are vibrant reminders of the importance of being in the wild. And what deepens Moving Water is the profoundly sparse narratives that read like exquisite haikus. This is a book that everyone should have in his or her collection. It is deep balm for the soul." --Jeff Metcalf, author of The Last Steelhead, Requiem for the Living and Back Cast." "These stories touch our hearts and souls. And our lives." --Craig Mathews, author of six books on flyfishing, including Western Fly Fishing Strategies. "The art is at once imaginative and serene. And one always has the feeling there is a story hidden beneath." --Marshall Cutchin, publisher of MidCurrent "The sensitive words and striking visual make Moving Water a work of uncommon beauty. -- Rene' Harrop, author of Learning from the River "Moving Water offers insight into what Dave Hall feels when he paints." --Mike Lawson, author of Spring Creeks

Yellowstone Fly Fishing Guide

Author: Craig Mathews
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781493042241
Size: 36.76 MB
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A revised, updated, and authoritative fly-fishing guidebook for the legendary waters of Yellowstone National Park.

Tenkara Ancient And Modern

Author: John Allen
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497480988
Size: 65.22 MB
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In this book John details the history, techniques and "make-it-yourself" sections for making Tenkara rods, nets, furled lines and flies. Tenkara fishing can be seen as a streamlined counterpart to western fly-fishing. The equipment used is to direct focus to the actual fishing and catching of the fish. A rod, Tenkara line and fly are necessary for Tenkara fishing (no reel is used). The appeal of Tenkara is its elegant simplicity. There are also other advantages of using the long Tenkara rods when fishing in mountain streams, primarily the lightness of the line and delicate presentation. A long rod allows for precise placement of the fly on small pools and allows for holding the fly in place on the other side of a current. The other main advantage of using the long Tenkara rod is precise control for manipulation of the fly. This is one mans story, from first learning the art of Tenkara in Japan to using the technique fishing around the world. Based on the authors own experiences from learning Tenkara fishing in Japan, to teaching Tenkara in the UK.

One Man And His Rod Tenkara Fishing In Dorset

Author: John Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781497449602
Size: 26.49 MB
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In this book John covers the history, the basic technique and a 'How To. section on making Tenkara flies, and making your own furled lines. Tenkara fishing can be seen as a streamlined counterpart to western fly-fishing. The equipment is designed to focus on the actual fishing and catching them, not the major preoccupation with the equipment. The equipment is designed to direct focus to the actual fishing and catching of the fish. A rod, Tenkara line and fly are necessary for Tenkara fishing (no reel is used). The appeal of Tenkara is its elegant simplicity. There are also other advantages of using the long Tenkara rods when fishing in mountain streams, primarily the lightness of the line and delicate presentation. A long rod allows for precise placement of the fly on small pools and allows for holding the fly in place on the other side of a current. The other main advantage of using the long Tenkara rod is precise control for manipulation of the fly. This is one mans story, from first learning the art of Tenkara in Japan to using the technique fishing around the world. This book also has a detailed section on his experiences fishing Tenkara around his local waters of Dorset, UK.

Backcountry Flies

Author: Steve Kantner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811766209
Size: 27.66 MB
Format: PDF
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Florida’s coastal fishing has suffered over the years, and more and more anglers are turning toward the inland waters to fish for trophy largemouth bass, peacock bass, snook, baby tarpon, cichlids, and a host of other exotic species. This book is dedicated to fly patterns for these fish and includes step-by-step instructions as well as fishing information.