Flyfishers and nonflyfishers alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of the appreciation of nature, the necessity of conservation, and the joy and knowledge that come from time spent on freshwater and saltwater. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, crappie, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, salmon, catfish, and more, baitfish, trout, knots, techniques, and more.
Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing #ad - Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the allure and spirit of fly fishing and those who love it. Skyhorse publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen.
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.
Afield: American Writers on Bird DogsSkyhorse #ad - Hunters and non-hunters alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of owning dogs: companionship, triumph, forgiveness, joy, and loss. The hunter’s outdoor spirit meets the writer’s passion for detail in these honest, fresh pieces of storytelling. 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.
Here are the days spent on the trail, shotgun in hand with Fido on pointthe thrills and memories that fill the hearts of bird hunters. This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about every outdoorsman’s favorite and most loyal hunting partner: his dog.
For the first time, the stories of acclaimed writers such as Tom Brokaw, Howell Raines, Sydney Lea, and Chris Camuto, Jim Harrison, Rick Bass, Tom McGuane, come together in one collection. We publish books about shotguns, knives, handguns, self-defense, archery, gun repair, target shooting, ammunition, gunsmithing, gun collecting, rifles, and wilderness survival.
Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs #ad - This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the wild spirit of dogs and those who love them. Skyhorse publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books on deer hunting, hunting dogs, deer stands, small game hunting, bow hunting, duck blinds, turkey hunting, big game hunting, wing shooting, wing shooting, and more.
The Longest SilenceVintage #ad - The forty pieces in the longest silence—including seven collected here for the first time—take the reader from the tarpon of Florida to the salmon of Iceland, from the bonefish of Mexico to the trout of Montana. They introduce characters as varied as a highly literate Canadian frontiersman and a devoutly Mormon river guide and address issues ranging from the esoteric art of tying flies to the enduring philosophy of a seventeenth-century angler to the trials of the aging fisherman.
Both reverent and hilarious by turns, and infused with a deep experience of wildlife and the outdoors, The Longest Silence sets the heart pounding for a glimpse of moving water and demonstrates what dedication to sport reveals about life. From the highly acclaimed author of Ninety-two in the Shade and Cloudbursts comes a collection of alternately playful and exquisite essays borne of a lifetime spent fishing.
Trout Bum John Gierach's Fly-fishing LibrarySimon & Schuster #ad - They are trout bums. John gierach’s essays join the literary tradition of angling classics like The River Why, and A River Runs Through It. Brilliant, the natural world, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. While most of us fly-fish to escape from daily life, for John Gierach and his friends fly-fishing IS a way of life.
Trout Bum John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library #ad - . But john gierach is also an exceptional writer. The essays in trout bum are reflective, bitingly humorous and enormously wise in the ways of fishing and men. In vivid, unforgettable detail they recount the emotional, day out, spiritual and tangible adventures and pleasures of stalking trout in and around the Rockies—day in, from season to season, with friends and alone.
A River Runs through It and Other StoriesUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - The finely distilled product of a long life of often surprising rapture—for fly-fishing, for the woods, for the interlocked beauty of life and art—A River Runs through It has established itself as a classic of the American West. When norman maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It and Other Stories to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections.
. It is a world populated with drunks, but also one rich in the pleasures of fly-fishing, cribbage, loggers, and whores, logging, card sharks, and family. This new edition will introduce a fresh audience to Maclean’s beautiful prose and understated emotional insights. Based on maclean’s own experiences as a young man, the book’s two novellas and short story are set in the small towns and mountains of western Montana.
A River Runs through It and Other Stories #ad - By turns raunchy and elegiac, in maclean’s own words, these superb tales express, “a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by. Chicago. One editor, so the story goes, replied, “it has trees in it. Forty years later, the title novella is recognized as one of the great American tales of the twentieth century, and Maclean as one of the most beloved writers of our time.
Elegantly redesigned, a river runs through It includes a new foreword by Robert Redford, director of the Academy Award-winning 1992 film adaptation of River.
History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty FliesHarry N. Abrams #ad - 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. South america, europe, Australia, and now to every country in the world. New york times bestsellerthe 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.
Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, photographs and illustrations of the flies, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport. 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.
History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies #ad - . Chicago. Stewart Tabori Chang.
Fool's Paradise John Gierach's Fly-fishing LibrarySimon & Schuster #ad - Chicago. Equal parts fishing lore, fool’s paradise may not be a perfect substitute for actually being out on the water, and great fish stories, philosophy, but it’s surely the next best thing. Fishermen everywhere will understand gierach’s quest to discover and explore new waters and then not to divulge the best locations to anyone, the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing, ‘You know, or his dismay at encroaching development “You never get to point at a meadow full of browsing mule deer and say, all this was once condos.
’”. Stewart Tabori Chang. Used book in Good Condition. In gierach’s world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable. Braving trips on small prop planes and down “oh-my-god” roads, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Collumbia, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo.
Fool's Paradise John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library #ad - Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing’s foremost scribe, Fool’s Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory catching your biggest fish ever and squalor being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm. Brilliant, the natural world, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.
If john gierach is living in a fool’s paradise, then it’s a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering.
Legends of the FallGrove Press #ad - Chicago. New york times bestselling author Jim Harrison was one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. Moving from the raw landscape of early twentieth-century montana to the blood-drenched European battlefields of World War I and back again to Montana, Harrison’s powerful story explores the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, painting an unforgettable portrait of the twentieth-century man.
Also including the novellas revenge” and the man who Gave Up His Name, ” Legends of the Fall confirms Jim Harrison’s reputation as one of the finest American voices of his generation. The classic legends of the fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life.
Legends of the Fall #ad - The title novella, legends of the fall”which was made into the film of the same nameis an epic, moving tale of three brothers fighting for justice in a world gone mad. Used book in Good Condition. Stewart Tabori Chang. Grove Press.
Trout: An Illustrated HistoryKnopf #ad - Knopf Publishing Group. Having developed a passion for fishing as a boy, James Prosek searched in vain for a book that catalogued the trout he had come to treasure. No other book pictures all of the popular varieties, much less the rare, subspecies, and in some cases extinct species, exotic, and strains included in this comprehensive collection.
Stewart Tabori Chang. An unprecedented reference, Trout is essential for the serious angler--and a glorious introduction for anyone who loves fishing and the outdoors. Char; apache, are captured in vivid watercolors, and golden trout; cutthroat trout; brown trout and Atlantic salmon--each of these, along with engaging, redband, Gila, and many more, and Mexican trout; rainbow, informative descriptions of their evolution and habitats.
Trout: An Illustrated History #ad - With youthful passion and stunning accuracy, James Prosek celebrates as never before the indelicble beauty and variety of the trout, and makes an eloquent plea for its preservation. This is the dazzlingly beautiful result, with more than seventy original watercolors by a true prodigy--only twenty years old and already considered "a fair bid to become the Audubon of the fishing world" The New York Times.
The trout of north america range from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and from the Arctic Circle to the Tropic of Cancer. Used book in Good Condition. Grove Press. Then he began painting them himself, inspired by John James Audubon's classic bird portraits.
Spring Creek: Twentieth Anniversary EditionSkyhorse #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Then slowly, he acquires the various and special skills and disciplines necessary to take the large wary brown trout of this extraordinary river. Grove Press. Spring creek is everything a fishing book should be, ” says Craig Nova. Stewart Tabori Chang. Used book in Good Condition.
It is a richly humorous and perceptive account of an angler's passion for his spot—and a book all fishermen will cherish. Lyons explores its secrets and confronts its greatest challenges. Spring creek is a memoir of halcyon days on a remarkable river and it draws a rare portrait of an angler actually learning to fish more wisely.
Spring Creek: Twentieth Anniversary Edition #ad - It has the ability to convey the magic that always exists between somebody who loves fishing and a particular piece of water that endlessly lives up to its end of the bargain. It has been called Lyons's masterpiece. The river is one of those rare places where the trout are as long as your arm but also exceedingly difficult to catch.
Chicago. Knopf Publishing Group. At first he catches little.
The Seasonable Angler: Journeys Through a Fisherman's YearSkyhorse #ad - Nick lyons’s first fishing book, from the projects and fantasies of an angler’s winter through the thrill of a June evening’s rise on the Beaverkill, is the story of a fisherman’s year, The Seasonable Angler, and on to the pleasures and melancholia of autumn trout fishing. In a book of spirited contrasts, nick Lyons recounts hilarious misadventures on opening day and on family trips, as well as quiet moments when the fisherman becomes contemplative and close to nature.
Chicago. Used book in Good Condition. There is an increasing respect for the natural world, for conservation, and for the spirit of the sport. Throughout the seasonable Angler, Lyons evokes the humor and lore of a man who has loved fishing deeply since early childhood. His book is not only for avid fishermen, but also for everyone who appreciates fine writing about nature and who wants to understand what animates that strong clan of people who fish.
The Seasonable Angler: Journeys Through a Fisherman's Year #ad - Grove Press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Knopf Publishing Group. Stewart Tabori Chang. Lyons captures the excitement of catching a first trout—and the sadness of having killed, at times, too many fish.