The Joy of Fishing

Lakes, rivers, and streams abound in our area with many spots open for public fishing. Grab your reel, your bait, and your fishing license for a little rest and recreation in the great outdoors. These books range from advice for beginners to reflections on the fishing life for more experienced anglers.

Trout Streams of Virginia: An Angler's Guide to the Blue Ridge Watershed

By Harry Slone

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"This new, completely revised edition of Harry Slone's much praised guide to Virginia's beloved Blue Ridge watershed offers fly-anglers all they need to know. Melding good storytelling, solid science, and a seasoned angler's eye for fish and insect behavior, Slone not only guides you to some of the finest fishing spots in the region, but also helps deepen your appreciation and enjoyment when you get there."
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So Many Fish, So Little Time: 1001 of the World's Greatest Backcountry Honeyholes, Trout Rivers, Blue Ribbon Waters, Bass Lakes, and Saltwater Hot Spots

By Mark D. Williams

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"Ever dreamed of following in Hemingway's footsteps and fishing in the Basque country of Spain? Or casting your line in the urban jungle of New York City? How about reeling in a 150-lb. tarpon off the coast of Florida? In So Many Fish, So Little Time, expert fisherman Mark D. Williams takes you to the 1,001 places all anglers should visit before they go to that great fishing paradise in the sky. From milkfish in the Seychelles to sailfish off Guatemala to Arctic char at the top of the world, he'll take you on a lively and informative trip to the most beautiful, bountiful, and fish-laden waters in the world. The only angler's guide to essential places to fish that covers the entire world..."
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The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories

By Nick Lyons

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"This one-of-a-kind volume has something for everyone who fishes, whether he or she fondly remembers fishing with worms as a child or hurls the fanciest flies toward great prey like Atlantic salmon and tarpon. Its selections celebrate fishing for bass, catfish, trout, striped bass, crappie, tarpon, muskie, Atlantic salmon, bonefish, pike, and many other species. If it swims and can be landed with a rod, line, and hook, it's featured here."
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Kayak Fishing: The Complete Guide

By Cory Routh

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"This guide gives you a quick, clear understanding of the essential information youll need to get started in the growing sport of kayak fishing. Routh covers everything you will need to know for safe, fun and successful kayak fishing, including choosing the right kayak for fishing, kayak safety, basic paddle strokes, choosing the right fishing gear, tides and currents, finding fish, and more. Also includes kayak fishing instructor and guide listings."

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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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Virginia Fishing Guide

By Bob Gooch

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"Virginia Fishing Guide is the road map to both the obscure and the best-known places to fish in the Old Dominion."

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The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers Guide

By Bruce Ingram

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"This book reveals the best angling spots, every rapid and access point, and where the best wildlife and scenery are found. Every chapter begins with an historical anecdote chronicling the fascinating past of the Shenandoah and Rappahannock. Heroes of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars come alive in the tangible setting of these rivers."

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The One That Got Away: A Memoir

By Howell Raines

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In this sequel to Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, Howell Raines talks entertainingly about life and fishing.

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The New Encyclopedia of Fishing

By John Bailey

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"From basic fishing techniques to a complete list of fish species and where different species can be found, this updated version of our best-selling classic has everything an angler needs to know."

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The Complete Book of Fly Fishing

By Tom McNally

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"No other form of fishing offers the challenge, frustration, provocation, stimulation, fascination, tranquility and rewards of fly fishing. In paperback for the first time, here is the ultimate book on every aspect of this fishing art form. McNally's pithy prose is enhanced with step-by-step illustrations from noted artist/angler Tom Beecham."

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