A Speck in the Sea
A Story of Survival and Rescue
Paperback ISBN: 1602863385
New in Paperback: The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir ("Terrific."-Daniel James Brown) recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge. "A Speck in the Sea is a terrific read-harrowing and inspiring at the same time. In the end it's a moving testament both to our individual will to survive and to our collective will to come to the aid of others in distress. I couldn't put it down." -Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success. A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.
Freshwater Fishing Tips and Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0811727653
"It's a great little book, and something I'm glad I added to my fishing book collection." -- fishingnoob.comHundreds of tips and illustrations help the novice or advanced angler select bait and flies, identify and land fish, clean and cook the day's catch.
Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs
Stories of Fly Fishing in America
Hardcover ISBN: 0299289109
Ranging from the riotously comic to the nostalgic, edgy, and suspenseful, these sixteen stories offer richly developed and engaging portraits of characters across the spectrum of life, all absorbed by the thrill of fly fishing. A marriage betrayal on a trout stream in the north woods, a young boy’s coming of age as a fly fisherman in the Black Hills of South Dakota, angler rage on the redfish flats of the Gulf of Mexico, an epic quest for bullish rainbows in Montana’s celebrated Bighorn, the quiet mystique of Wisconsin’s Brule River, the intensity of combat fishing on a salmon pool in the Pacific Northwest, these are just a few of the fascinating tales of fly fishing offered in Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs. Rendered in sparkling prose that will resonate with every angler, this collection will also delight any reader who enjoys outdoor pastimes.
A Fly Fisher's Guide to Currents
Hardcover ISBN: 081171022x
- The most comprehensive book on how current affects fly fishing, the good and bad of drag, which casts and techniques to use when, and much more - Nymph fishing and accounting for variations in current speed at different depths - How even small movements of water can change your fly's movement, and what to do about it - The effects of turbulence on water temperature and oxygen content - How mayflies, stoneflies, and midges are affected by the water in which they live - Trout's evolutionary and day-to-day responses to current - Fishing drop-offs, midstream obstructions, and sweepers