In the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment.
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.
Fisherman only become bores when they are bragging about their big fish. But this collection of essays shows their other side. When fishermen talk about their losses, they show a much more interesting side, and here a collection of famous or important writers all contribute an essay which in many cases becomes more than an account of a lost fish which has haunted them all their lives " it sheds light on the nature of loss itself, and how the human spirit endures it.
Make identifying fish easy and enjoyable. This field guide by Dave Bosanko features detailed information about 75 types of Minnesota fish, and the book's waterproof pages make it perfect for the dock or boat. Identify your catches with the intricately detailed fish illustrations, and verify them using the "Similar Species" comparison features. Then read fascinating facts on spawning behavior, feeding habits and more. Plus, match up your best catches against the state and North American records. With inside information for locating fishing hotspots, this book is essential for every tackle box, beach bag, RV and cabin.
No Hackle PMD
Mono Caddis Pupa
Velcro Green & Mean
And much more 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
There's an old saying among fly fishers that equipment isn't the only thing, it's everything. But the best equipment in the world will catch few fish if you don't know how to use it. Experienced anglers with dimestore equipment can outfish the superbly equipped tyro every time--because they know how it's done.
With nearly fifty years of fly fishing to look back on, Tom McNally knows how it's done, from angling for tiny brook trout in mountain streams to fly casting for giant marlin in the open ocean--and everything in between. This book is the culmination of a long and respected career as one of the world's best-known outdoor writers--the collected knowledge of almost half a century of fly fishing condensed to fit between two covers. Here, in plain language, is a complete book of fly fishing from a complete fly fisherman.
In the tradition of the bestselling Shooter's Bible, Skyhorse Publishing presents the Fisherman's Bible, the most complete reference guide for new fishing equipment and its specifications. Anglers will only need one book--now in its second year--to discover all the new gear on the market as well as to look up specs on accessories currently in production.A comprehensive full-color feature on new products includes large photographs of every rod, reel, and lure with extensive product details and feature listings. In addition to the latest gear, the Fisherman's Bible offers thousands of rods, reels, lures, and lines that have been in production and are currently on the market. All products are divided by spin, spin casting, bait casting, and fly fishing, and further separated into freshwater and saltwater. Nearly every fishing gear manufacturer in the world is included in this unique compendium. With an introduction highlighting the hottest new products on the market, as well as timely features on such informative topics as new trends in fishing, a beginner's guide to fishing, and what and where to fish (popular species and prevailing methods), the Fisherman's Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced angler, wherever he or she may live or choose to fish. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.