Fishing

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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The Best of Field and Stream

By J.I. Merritt

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"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."

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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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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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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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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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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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Young Man and the Sea

Rodman Philbrick

After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman decides that it is up to him to earn money to take care of himself and his father, so he undertakes a dangerous trip alone out on the ocean off the coast of Maine to try to catch a hugh bluefin tuna.

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Middle School
Children's

The Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay

By John R. Wennersten

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In the decades following the Civil War, Chesapeake Bay became the scene of a life and death struggle to harvest the oyster, one of the most valuable commodi­ties on the Atlantic coast. In this book, noted historian and author John Wennersten tells the stories of wa­termen, law enforcement officers, government officials, Bay scientists, immi­grants, and oyster shuckers involved in the oyster trade.
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Alvin, Recollections and Reflections

By John Harding, Jr.

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Though listed in our catalog as fiction, this biography interweaves much truth in its retelling of the life of Alvin "Stack" Wormley, an actual person born in 1912 in the Northen Neck. He worked as a farmer, fisherman, oysterman, in a canning factory and fought in World War II. The author knew and liked this man and set down some of his many conversations with him. After Alvin Wormley's death, John Harding, Jr. interviewed his friends and relatives to better tell the tale of an upstanding, uncommon man.
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