Author: Kevin Kelleher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767707
Format: PDF
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With Tenkara, there is no reel and the line hitched directly to the end of the long rod, imparting an element of highly functional simplicity. At the same time, the Tenkara rig can turn over a cast of such grace that it nearly guarantees a light and effective presentation. Casting is so simple it is nearly intuitive, and can be learned in minutes.

Simple Fly Fishing

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340280
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.

Tenkara Fly Fishing

Author: David E. Dirks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482775020
Format: PDF, 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.

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.


Author: Daniel Galhardo
ISBN: 9780998709208
Format: PDF, Docs
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A complete guide to the techniques, gear, history and philosophy of tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing.

SAT BAF Memories of a Tower Rat

Author: Doug DePew
Publisher: Doug DePew
ISBN: 1432771329
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Second Place Winner in the 2011 Reader Views Literary Awards (History/Science)The year is 1986. The Soviet Union is five years from collapsing, and the arms race has ramped up to unbelievable proportions. It appears nothing can end this standoff except nuclear annihilation or capitulation by one of the antagonists. One company of infantry stands between the entire Soviet arsenal and live Pershing II nuclear missiles which are the threat used by President Ronald Reagan as he orders Mr. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall". In this brutally honest and irreverently funny account, one of the men who stood the perimeter describes what it was like. You will be taken to the field, inside the towers, and out on the town. You will be carried through the two year tour of one very young Infantryman as he arrives in Germany straight out of Infantry School and gradually navigates his way through the mind numbingly tedious and insanely active life of a tower rat. For possibly the first time, a person who was actually there relates the amazing bond forged in the towers of Waldheide Nuclear Weapons Storage Area. You will see it through his eyes. You will live it.

Tying Foam Flies

Author: Skip Morris
Publisher: Frank Amato Publications
ISBN: 9781878175892
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first book done on how to tie fascinating, productive foam flies and all photos are in color. Master fly tier Skip Morris shows you step-by-step in clear photos and descriptive text how to make buggy-looking foam flies that are at the forefront of fly-fishing development. With this easy-to-understand book you will be able to create any number of new patterns after you have learned the tying steps. Thorough information about types of foam, best threads, knots, etc.

The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide

Author: Tom Rosenbauer
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781493025794
Format: PDF, ePub
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The flagship title of the Orvis books and the best fly-fishing guide ever published! Now thoroughly revised and updated for the first time in ten years, the one and only Orvis primer on fly-fishing, addressing every significant requirement of the sport and providing an excellent foundation for years of pleasurable fishing. It includes instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; essential knots and how to tie them; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and much more.


Author: Dave Karczynski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765970
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River in Oregon to the Great Lakes, to Maine’s Penobscot. While numerous books have been written on smallmouth, this is the first book to cover the cutting edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters. Cutting edge fly patterns for smallmouth, including full color plates and recipes, as well as new techniques for fishing these patterns A “tips” section from various guides, both old school and new, including Luke Kavajecz, Kyle Zempel, Austin Adduci, Kip Vieth, and Bart Landwehr Covers smallmouth bass essentials including biology, behavior, and where to find trophy bass Interviews with Mike Schultz, Lefty Kreh, Chuck Kraft, and Larry Dahlberg