Simple Fly Fishing

Simple Fly Fishing Author Yvon Chouinard
ISBN-10 9781938340284
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Patagonia
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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

Simple Fly Fishing Author Yvon Chouinard
ISBN-10 1938340272
Year 2014
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Patagonia Incorporated
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Presents information on fly fishing techniques, describing how to discover where fish are and at what depth, fish with wet and dry flies, streamers, and nymphs, use the tenkara rod and regular fly fishing gear, and approach different types of water habitats.

Tenkara

Tenkara Author Kevin C. Kelleher
ISBN-10 0762763949
Year 2011
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher Lyons Press
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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

Tenkara Fly Fishing Author David E. Dirks
ISBN-10 1482775026
Year 2013-03-30
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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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.

Let My People Go Surfing

Let My People Go Surfing Author Yvon Chouinard
ISBN-10 9781101992531
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. "This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation--it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption tat is at the hear of the global ecological crisis." --From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything From the Trade Paperback edition.

Climbing Fitz Roy 1968

Climbing Fitz Roy  1968 Author Yvon Chouinard
ISBN-10 9781938340185
Year 2013-10-06
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Patagonia
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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.

Backpacker Magazine s Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair

Backpacker Magazine s Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair Author Kristin Hostetter
ISBN-10 9780762787715
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This book could save you hundreds of dollars on outdoor gear! Don't retire a jacket just because it's torn or buy a new tent because the zipper broke. Learn how to fix these problems—and dozens more—and save your money for a dream trip by following the step-by-step gear maintenance and repair instructions in this large trim, color handbook.

Trout From Small Streams

Trout From Small Streams Author Dave Hughes
ISBN-10 9780811758772
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Stackpole Books
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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.

What a Trout Sees

What a Trout Sees Author Geoff Mueller
ISBN-10 9780762794157
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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There are ten thousand guide books on the market that tell you how to approach the fish from the bank or boat, but there is no accessible, mainstream title that shows you what the world is like under the water, from the fish’s perspective. With Trout’s Eye View, the curious fisherman interested in taking his or her skill level up a notch or two will finally have all the information he needs. A new kind of general beginner’s guide, this title will introduce fishermen to the fish themselves. Here is what you’re trying to catch, and this is how best to catch it. In a market packed to the cold gills with general how-to introductions, this will be an energetically fresh spin.

Fly Tying with Common Household Materials

Fly Tying with Common Household Materials Author Jay Fullum
ISBN-10 9780762775569
Year 2011-11-22
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Novice fly fisherman start fly tying with a predictable set of materials. Their benches are neatly arranged with small bags of elk hair, pheasant feathers, stray pieces of chenille and yarn. But eventually they find that not only are these materials more expensive than they need to be, they are also largely unnecessary. And so they starts making substitutions, using trial and error to gradually build up a bench of funky, personalized materials that work just as well as what the “experts” recommend. For the first time, here is a book that truly demystifies fly tying, making it accessible to any fisherman with a vice, a hook, a few dabs of glue, and a handful of twisty-ties. Tying legend Jay “Fishy” Fullum brings together a lifetime of substitution experience to give invaluable advice on appropriate substitution materials. He describes how to find them and make them tier friendly, and how to turn them into flies that are practically guaranteed to catch fish.

One Day as a Tiger

One Day as a Tiger Author John Porter
ISBN-10 9781910240090
Year 2014-09-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Vertebrate Publishing
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'The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession.' In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering's most successful era. His ascents included hard new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering record of firsts in the Alps and Andes. Yet how Alex climbed was as important as what he climbed. He was a mountaineering prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries - including his climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka - the vision of a purer form of alpinism on the world's highest peaks. One Day As A Tiger, John Porter's revelatory and poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre, shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst - and draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant legend.

Patagonia

Patagonia Author Yvon Chouinard
ISBN-10 1938340191
Year 2013-09-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher
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A visual scrapbook of what we’re proud of -- as well as the missteps we’ve taken --and what we’ve learned in 40 years of cutting-edge business. To celebrate our 40th anniversary, the book includes excerpts from field reports, enviro essays, our incomparable photography, and a detailed timeline of significant firsts. Filled with observations, recollections, and more from Patagonia employees, ambassadors, and friends, Patagonia: 40 Years of Firsts reflects the creativity, critical thinking, and love of the wild that makes Patagonia one of the world’s most interesting and inspiring companies.

Charlie s Fly Box

Charlie s Fly Box Author Charlie Craven
ISBN-10 9780811744140
Year 2014-05-14
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Stackpole Books
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Learn to tie 17 best-selling patterns for trout, bass, and saltwater flats species such as bonefish and permit.