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By A Thread: A Retrospective 0n Women and Fly Tying, Block, Erin
1 Block, ErinBy A Thread: A Retrospective 0n Women and Fly Tying; 1945565004 / 9781945565007, New Book
2016 The Whitefish Press; Ltd. Ed. Of 100 copiesSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) Limited Edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the author on a bookplate inside front cover. ***(Synopsis) In this retrospective on women and fly tying author Erin Block uncovers a largely hidden side of fly fishing history. From the heart of the nineteenth century to the present, the work of fifteen famous fly tiers are outlined in this seminal work. From Carrie Frost, who built an empire on the Mississippi River, to Carrie Stevens, who built a legend in Maine, some of the most important names in fly angling are covered in detail. Portraits of famed commercial tiers like Elizabeth Greig, Winnie Dette, Mary Dette Clark (pictured above), Elsie Darbee, Helen Shaw, Megan Boyd, and Frances Stearns are included, along with modern tiers Cathy Beck, Sharon E. Wright, and April Vokey. And historical figures, from Dame Juliana Berners to the mysterious Elizabeth Benjamin to the legendary Mary Orvis Marbury get their just due. Block also solves one of the enduring mysteries in American fly fishing history — what ever happened to Sara Jane McBride, the famed fly tier who was also America’s first entomological fly angler? The book is illustrated throughout and includes a bonus chapter on the modern women tiers whose beautiful work is available in most fly shops and who continue a tradition of nearly two centuries of anonymously crafting quality flies., AB01468. 
Price: 54.95 USD
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Tying Nymphs; Essential Flies and Techniques for the Top Patterns, Craven, Charlie
2 Craven, CharlieTying Nymphs; Essential Flies and Techniques for the Top Patterns; 1934753351 / 9781934753354, New Book
2015 Headwater Books; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 4to Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Synopsis) The best subsurface flies for rivers and lakes around the world. Over 50 essential nymph patterns, detailed tying instructions, insights into material preparation, and tricks of the trade from one of the country's best tiers. 192 pgs., AB01460. 
Price: 32.95 USD
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Trout Tips: More Than 250 Flyfishing Tips from the Members of Trout Unlimited, Deeter, Kirk (Editor)
3 Deeter, Kirk (Editor)Trout Tips: More Than 250 Flyfishing Tips from the Members of Trout Unlimited; 1510713700 / 9781510713703, New Book
2017 Skyhorse Publishing; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
***(Synopsis) The Trout Unlimited Book of Fly-Fishing Tips covers every aspect of fly fishing. Learn how to select the rod, reel, and fly line that are best suited for your type of fishing. Perfect your casting techniques so you can place your dry fly, nymph, wet fly, or streamer exactly where you want it to be, then get a proper drift over likely holding areas. Want to learn how to tie your own flies? It’s easy with the tips from TU’s tiers. 224 pgs., AB01487. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Body of Water, Dombrowski, Chris
4 Dombrowski, ChrisBody of Water; 1571313524 / 9781571313522, New Book
2016 Milkweed Editions; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) Bonefish are prized for their elusiveness and their tenacity. And no one was better at hunting them than Pinder, a Bahamian whose accuracy and patience were virtuosic. He knows what the fish think, said one fisherman, before they think it. By the time Dombrowski meets Pinder, he has been abandoned by the industry he helped build. With cataracts from a lifetime of staring at the water and a tiny severance package after forty years of service, he watches as the world of his beloved bonefish is degraded by tourists he himself did so much to attract. But as Pinder’s stories unfold, Dombrowski discovers a profound integrity and wisdom in the guide’s life. 232 pgs., AB01480. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach, John
5 Gierach, JohnA Fly Rod of Your Own; 1451618344 / 9781451618341, New Book
2017 Simon & Schuster; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
As New 8vo Hardcover, in As New DJ
***(Synopsis) John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport is not much bigger than a garage and a flight might be held up because a passenger is running late. He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather. He explains why even the most veteran fisherman seems to muff his cast whenever he’s being filmed or photographed. He describes the all-but-impassable roads that fishermen always seem to encounter at the best fishing spots and why fishermen discuss four-wheel drive vehicles almost as passionately and frequently as they discuss fly rods and flies. And while he’s on that subject, he explains why even the most conscientious fisherman always seems to accumulate more rods and flies than he could ever need. As Gierach says, “fly-fishing is a continuous process that you learn to love for its own sake. Those who fish already get it, and those who don’t couldn’t care less, so don’t waste your breath on someone who doesn’t fish.” From Alaska to the Rockies and across the continent to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes, A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to those who fish—and they will get it., AB01482. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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Pelagic Mania, Greenwood, Willard P.
6 Greenwood, Willard P.Pelagic Mania; 1635342139 / 9781635342130, New Book
2017 Finishing Line Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Softcover, 
***(Synopsis) A brief book of poetry (27 pgs) entirely about fly fishing, except that from my perspective each verse inspires long recollections of the angling experiences we have all shared., AB01493. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Bache Hamilton Brown: The Father of Spin Fishing in America , Halver, Robert
7 Halver, RobertBache Hamilton Brown: The Father of Spin Fishing in America ; 1945565055 / 9781945565052, New Book
2017 Whitefish Press; Ltd. Ed. of 50 copiesSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) Bache Hamilton Brown was the father of spin fishing in America, the country’s first importer, manufacturer, and promoter of a style of angling that has become the dominant form of fishing in this country. He was one of the most important people in our country’s fishing history, even if he does not always get the recognition that he deserves. Here, for the first time, Robert Halver details the life and career of this important figure, from his childhood in Europe and America to his discovery of spin fishing in the 1920s to the formation of the first spin tackle company in the nation’s history to the design and manufacture of the first American spinning reel. He was widely acknowledged as THE spinning expert during his lifetime. The book is divided into three sections: the first covers his introduction and promotion of spin fishing in America, from 1935-1955. The second contains the detailed history of Bach H. Brown fishing tackle, including the first spinning reels made in America (Bache Brown Luxor), his Airex Equip. Corp. tackle, and finally his Ariex/Div. of Lionel tackle. Finally, there are detailed appendices including his entire 1949 daily fishing diary, some of his writings on spin fishing, detailed biographical information on his family, and a collection of original letters to and from Brown., AB01484. 
Price: 64.95 USD
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Radical Rodmaking: Innovative Bamboo Fly Rods & Their Makers, Larson, Todd E. A.
8 Larson, Todd E. A.Radical Rodmaking: Innovative Bamboo Fly Rods & Their Makers; 1945565101 / 9781945565106, New Book
2017 The Whitefish Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Softcover, 
***(Synopsis) The tradition of the split bamboo fly rod goes back over 150 years. During this time, a number of rod makers have achieved legendary status for crafting outstanding fly rods. Many of these makers — including E.W. Edwards, Fred Divine, and Wes Jordan — were iconoclasts who bucked the trends of the day to break new and exciting ground. This tradition of pushing the limits of split bamboo is alive and well, and this book seeks to celebrate these contemporary makers and their craft. The profiles of the radical rods and the men who make them were based on a series of interviews conducted over a period of nearly four years, and the end product is a refreshing look at the exciting world of extreme bamboo fly rods. Just some of the makers interviewed for this book include Marc Aroner, Tim Abbott, Wayne Maca, Jeff Hatton, Tom Smithwick, Glenn Brackett, A.J. Thramer, Rob Smith, Kurt Zumbrunn, Joe Arguello, and Bob Clay, AB01492. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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A Naturalist Goes Fishing, McClintock, James
9 McClintock, JamesA Naturalist Goes Fishing; 1137279907 / 9781137279903, New Book
2015 St. Martin's Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
As New 8vo Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Synopsis) James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing. We follow him and his fishing buddies and professional guides, as he fishes off the marshy barrier islands of Louisiana, teeming with life but also ravaged by recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill. We travel to the remote waters of New Zealand's Stewart Island, where the commercial fishing industry is fast disappearing; fish for gigantic Antarctic toothfish through a drilled ice hole at McMurdo Station; and scout for spotted bass on Alabama's Cahaba River, which has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in North America. As we take this global journey, we see how sea level rise, erosion, pollution, water acidification, and overfishing each cause damage. This strikingly beautiful narrative is a must read for anglers and nature lovers alike., AB01445. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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Trout Quintet, Raymond, Steve
10 Raymond, SteveTrout Quintet; 1510706267 / 9781510706262, New Book
2016 Skyhorse Publishing; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) Slight bumps at corners from shipping, else As New! ***(Synopsis) There is an abundance of literature on the pleasure and wonder of fly fishing. The themes are familiar and well-traveled: ruminations on aging and the passage of time; musings on marriage and balancing the love of friends and families with that of fishing; reflections on the need for companionship versus the quiet beauty and solitude of fly fishing. Now, Steve Raymond takes these well-explored subjects and views them through the lens of fiction. With flowing prose, the five stories in Trout Quintet touch on some of the more salient topics that the fly fisherman faces, from the problem of overfishing to the sometimes nonsensical rules that anglers must contend with. From the story of a dying man who comes back to life as a rainbow trout to the tale of a young boy and his lucky hat, Trout Quintet is a refreshing evocation of the sport that so many women and men love. 200 pgs., AB01483. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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Fish On, Fish Off, Sautner, Stephen
11 Sautner, StephenFish On, Fish Off; 1493025058 / 9781493025053, New Book
2016 Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) Fish On, Fish Off is the angling version of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. Through a series of nearly 50 personal essays, the author explores what happens when the self-taught, DIY angler sets out to fish the world – and winds up stumbling into every possible pitfall and danger along the way. These include: getting chased from a river by an elephant, surviving a terrifying helicopter ride over the Straits of Magellan, and breaking his only rod on the second cast in Cuba’s Bay of Pigs Closer to home, he is swept off a jetty on Block Island by a rogue wave, winds up in an emergency room more than once with fishing lures hanging from various parts of his anatomy, and perhaps most daunting, surviving 30 years of the scrum better known as opening day of trout season in his crowded home state of New Jersey. 192 pgs., AB01475. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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Catching Shadows: Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish…, Strolis, Rich
12 Strolis, RichCatching Shadows: Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish…; 0811713296 / 9780811713290, New Book
2016 Stackpole Books; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
As New 4to Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Synopsis) Noted commercial tier shares his most effective patterns as well as the inspiration behind them to help anglers develop their own flies. Features 20 favorite custom flies, including the Rock Candy Larva, the Headbanger Sculpin, and the Shucked Up Emerger, as well as multiple variations for each pattern. Learn how to fine-tune your own flies and tie patterns for any situation. Covers a wide variety of tying materials, from the newest synthetics to traditional natural materials. 224 pgs, AB01441. 
Price: 32.95 USD
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Flies for Selective Trout, Swisher, Doug; Swisher, Sharon
13 Swisher, Doug; Swisher, SharonFlies for Selective Trout; 1510717161 / 9781510717169, New Book
2017 Skyhorse Publishing; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
***(Synopsis) Back in the ’80s, right after Selective Trout was first published, many fly-tying books came on the market that were pushing the merits of the types of flies Carl Richards and Doug Swisher developed, like the No-Hackle Dun, Hen Spinner, Emerger, and Still-Born. Those were types of flies that had never been written about before. Then, a few years later, in the early 2000s, the emphasis switched drastically to what you would call streamer and attractor patterns. Flies for Selective Trout covers a few of the “No Hackle Types” and many of Doug’s new attractor flies, like glow in the dark, ultraviolet, brush flies, advanced pupas, and our action-dubbing versions—with wiggly legs right in the dubbing! The Swishers also include tips on how to fish the new flies, as well as where they were developed. Pick up a copy of Flies for Selective Trout to learn about all of the new materials and tying techniques that make these new flies so exciting! 160 pgs., AB01486. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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Tying & Fishing Bucktails and Other Hair Wings, Valla, Mike
14 Valla, MikeTying & Fishing Bucktails and Other Hair Wings; 0811716767 / 9780811716765, New Book
2016 Stackpole Books; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 4to Softcover, 
(Description) Very slight bumps at corners, otherwise would be As New. ***(Synopsis) The classic bucktails--Mickey Finn, Black Nose Dace--are some of the very first flies that anglers learn to tie, and they are the most well-traveled of all streamer types, from Maine to Washington, trout to salmon. With over 500 patterns, this is the only book to date written on bucktails as well as other hairwing streamers. Patterns cover both contemporary and classic flies, for salt and fresh water. Includes tying notes, fishing information, and complete recipes as well as a history of bucktails from their origins to the present. 232 pgs., AB01474. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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The Bug Book: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream Insects, Weamer, Paul
15 Weamer, PaulThe Bug Book: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream Insects; 1934753424 / 9781934753422, New Book
2017 Headwater Books; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Very slightly bumped corner otherwise an As New book! ***(Synopsis, by author) In this book, I try to relieve some of the reticence about trout stream insects that makes many anglers feel inadequate and uneasy. Many excellent books provide very detailed information about specific hatches. But that's not this book's goal. This book is written for new anglers who want a basic understanding of aquatic insects or more seasoned fly fishers who want to take their skills to the next level; those who want to know not only if their flies will work but why they'll work as well. I remember when I was first learning to fly fish, and I read about complicated Latin names or confusing stages of aquatic insect development. I was lost. It was as if the whole fly fishing world was born knowing about these things, and I was left out. This book's aim is to provide basic aquatic insect knowledge that will not only help you to understand more about trout stream insects, but it will also help you catch more trout on your next fishing trip. It will help you to understand why you should tie one fly to your leader rather than another to imitate the hatches you encounter., AB01467. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies, Whitelaw, Ian
16 Whitelaw, IanThe History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies; 1617691461 / 9781617691461, New Book
2015 Abrams, Stewart, Tabori & Chang; 1st Ed, Later Printing
Near Fine 8vo Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
***(Synopsis) History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Among the countless fly patterns created over the centuries, these 50 have been carefully chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia, and now to every country in the world. Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport. Color photos, 224 pgs., AB01411. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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