The Joy of Fishing

A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge

By Christopher Camuto

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Eleven essays tell of one man's love for pursuing wild trout all year long while surrounded by the unique folklore, geology, and colonial history of the Blue Ridge.

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A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

By Norman MacLean

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It was a terrific movie. It's an even better book. Norman Maclean's tale of his family's estrangement and coming together ripples along, as sure and memorable as the Blackfoot River.

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Another Lousy Day in Paradise

By John Gierach

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Entertaining essays from the author of Dances with Trout tell of times fishing for brook trout in Labrador, Atlantic salmon in Scotland and New Brunswick, and grayling in the Northwest Territories. He also gives advice for choosing a fishing lodge.

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Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing

By Peter Gathercole

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Clear, comprehensive charts detail essential information on how to choose appropriate flies, rods, reels, and lines for catching different varieties of fish. With words and pictures, author Peter Gathercole also coaches his readers on fishing skills and techniques, starting with simple basics that include assembling the fishing rod, attaching the fly, mastering casting techniques, and reeling. He takes novice fishermen through the many steps toward proficiency and a pleasurable fishing experience. He also offers refresher chapters for those anglers who have been away from fishing for some time.

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Essential Fly Fishing

By Tom Meade

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"This book offers beginners a marvelous chance to learn (or re-learn) the fundamentals of this great sport quickly. Using proven teaching techniques and helpful illustrations, the book concisely explains fishing ethics, offers helpful safety precautions, defines basic angling terms, and teaches effective techniques for fly fishing."

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Fishing on the Edge

By Mike Iaconelli

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"Forty-four million Americans fish, but no one does it quite like Mike Iaconelli. In Fishing on the Edge, he lets you in on the secrets to his extraordinary success–how he developed his 'power' fishing style, how he attacks the water, positions the boat, and perseveres through those days when the bass just aren’t biting. With sidebar tips that can be used by any fisherman–from using spinner baits to picking out the right rod to his no-fail 'secret weapons'–this is an intensive, informative, and often raucous journey through the life of a brash young man destined to do for fishing what Tony Hawk did for the X Games: take the sport to a whole new level."

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Fishing the Maryland and Delaware Coasts

By Andy Snyder

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A veteran angler presents a complete where-to-fish guide for the outstanding saltwater fishing opportunities on the Delaware and Maryland coasts. These fifty-nine miles of coastline offer surf, inshore, back bay and inlet fishing that is world class, for flounder, weakfish, dolphin, shark, tuna, bluefish, striped bass and many other species. Where to fish, and techniques specific to each locality, are detailed in this indispensable guide.

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Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis

By Howell Raines

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When a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes up a rod and reel, he finds much to contemplate of life's meaning while standing hip-deep in a clear stream.

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Hook, Line & Seeker: A Beginner's Guide to Fishing, Boating and Watching Water Wildlife

By Jim Arnosky

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One for the kids!  This handbook to fishing, boating, and water wildlife brings together Jim Arnosky's knowledge, skills, and talents in one wonderful package. Illustrated with his trademark watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and photographs, it is packed with information for young fishermen.

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Hook, Line & Sinister

By T. Jefferson Parker

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Sixteen of America's favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery-- and fishing.

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