Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340280
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.

Simple Fly Fishing Revised Second Edition

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938340796
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport. Winner, Guidebooks, Banff Mountain Book Competition 2014

Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938340369
Format: PDF, ePub
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Argues that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. Authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Includes paintings by renowned artist James Prosek, technical illustrations, photographs and stories

Tenkara

Author: Kevin C. Kelleher
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762763948
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fly fishing is complex and costly with too much cumbersome gear, right? Well, tenkara’s different. Long overlooked in the West, tenkara is economical and simple, productive, and pleasurable This Eastern approach is today taking the fly-fishing world in North America and Europe by storm. Its tool kit is simple: a long, collapsible rod; a length of line tied to the end of the rod; and a fly. Withoug a reel, casting techniques become easy and intuitive. The gear is inexpensive and easily portable, perfect for hiking and camping. This pioneering book is an ideal guide to tenkara, covering the essentials of gear and rigging, the roots of tenkara, fishing dry flies as well as subsurface fishing and casting--as well as tenkara backpacking and tenkara for women. Tenkara has been the subject of features inField &Stream, American Angler,andFly, Rod & Reelmagazines, and has been endorsed by the likes of Patagonia CEO and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. Major retail outlets are now selling tenkara rods.

Tenkara Fly Fishing

Author: David E. Dirks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482775020
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The complete tenkara experience. Learn tenkara fly fishing from the insights and experiences of some of America's best tenkara anglers. History of tenkara - What makes tenkara special - Selecting a tenkara rod - Tenkara fly lines - Best tippet options - Traditional tenkara flies - Matching the hatch vs. tenkara - Manipulating the fly - Non-traditional and tenkara flies - Casting techniques - Fishing riffles, pools, eddies & pocket water with tenkara - Fishing small waters - Strategies for fishing larger waters - Fighting fish on a tenkara rod ...and much more!" --P. [4] of cover.

Chasing Rumor

Author: Cameron Chambers
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340418
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A blip of prosperity at the turn of the 20th century brought American trout to Patagonia, then for a half-century they were forgotten to fight wars and build a nation. Rediscovered by fishermen a half-century later, the fish had grown to epic proportions. In Chasing Rumor, Cameron Chambers chronicles his modern-day pilgrimage to the rivers of Patagonia in pursuit of these legendary 20-pound trout. What started as a trip focused on catching fish became a love affair with the Patagonian landscape, environment, and, mostly, the people. From a business mogul turned B&B owner to a kid determined to save a local trout population, Chasing Rumor is at times the story of a handful of fishermen, and at other times a tale of enormous trout.

UNEXPECTED

Author: Jane Sievert
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340159
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the peak of a mountain or the barrel of a wave, Patagonia has collected some of the most spectacular sports imagery in history. Relive the achievements captured in Patagonia’s history, as well as the joie de vivre fostered by nurturing a relationship with the great outdoors. Unique for a business enterprise, Patagonia’s catalog devotes fully half its space to nonselling editorial content – to environmental and sport essays and above all to extraordinary photographs of wild places and active pursuits for which the company makes its clothes. Since 1980, Patagonia has invited customers and wilderness photographers to submit their best, most unexpected shots of life outdoors – of alpine climbing, bouldering in the desert, skiing untracked bowls, surfing secret spots, ocean crossings, first kayak descents and travel in unfamiliar places. The photos have poured in ever since (current rate: 60,000 per year), some from the famous (John Russell, Galen Rowell), others from respected photographers (Corey Rich) who had their first work published in these pages. Jane Sievert and Jennifer Ridgeway, Patagonia’s current and founding photo editor, respectively, have been calling – and culling – the shots for three decades. This is their compendium of the 100-plus most compelling photos Patagonia has published – and a celebration of wilderness and outdoor-sport photography as an art and a practice.

Climbing Fitz Roy 1968

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340183
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book features rare, once-thought-lost photos of the 1968 first ascent of the California Route on Cerro Fitz Roy, the third ascent of the mountain. With accompanying retrospective essays. Climbing Fitz Roy,1968, presents photo documentation of the climb, places it in the social and climbing context of the times, and reflects how this momentous trip influenced the lives of those involved, and in a greater context, the lives of so many others.

Trout From Small Streams

Author: Dave Hughes
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081175877X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What defines a small stream? For Dave Hughes, it's not size but "that sense of intimacy" you get when you can observe the whole stream and "feel that you're a large and integral part of it." Hughes draws on his years of experience to teach you everything you need to know about fishing small streams, from choosing rods and flies to reading the weather and water. Hughes knows that successful fly fishing is more than just catching the most or the biggest fish. Small streams provide the opportunity for exploration and discovery—in addition to the fish. This second edition contains new chapters on reading the seasons and tenkara and is superbly illustrated with more than 100 new color photos.