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.
"To celebrate its hundredth anniversary, Field & Stream collected a full and totally entertaining treasury of more than fifty great articles from its pages. The subjects are as diverse as the great outdoors itself: fishing -- from the pursuit of big game in the seas to fly-fishing for trout in mountain brooks; hunting -- from waterfowl and upland birds to the dangerous game of Africa; dogs; camping; and much more."
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.