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SOLD OUT!  A PASSION FOR STEELHEAD - Product Image

SOLD OUT! A PASSION FOR STEELHEAD

A PASSION FOR STEELHEAD
Dec Hogan
WILD RIVER PRESS, 2006
Subject Category: Steelhead fly fishing
Binding Type: Hard Cover
Retail Price: $59.95
ISBN: 09746427-1-1
Color & B/w photos; 8x11 inches, 320 pgs.
Signed by author.

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Solonar Tables

The quest to determine the best times to hunt and fish is not a recent project. For hundreds of years people that made their living hunting and fishing recognized that there were certain times when wildlife was more abundant. The lives of most Native Americans were completely dependent on knowing the best times to hunt and fish. People who base their existence on the ocean or lakes have long understood that solar and lunar influences help determine the best times to fish. Market hunters in the 1800s recognized that they were more successful hunting with the moon overhead or underfoot as well as during certain moon phases. Often without knowing the exact cause of their success, they recorded the dates and times of this increased wildlife activity. By using these records, which became the earliest best time to hunt and fish charts or solunar tables, they became even more successful.

Much credit should be given to John Alden Knight for his early research and pioneering of solar and lunar influences. In 1926 Knight began his studies of various influences that affect wildlife activity. This research resulted in his publishing tables in 1936 that illustrated periods in each day of major activity and minor activity. Others have subsequently developed similar lunar tables, solunar tables or astro tables to predict wildlife activity.

Today what is generally known and accepted is that fish and game are more active at certain times of the day based on two major "solar triggers", dawn and dusk. With some animals dawn triggers the start of their daily activity. With others, dusk signals the start of their daily activity. Most traditional moon charts, solunar tables or astro tables fail to recognize these significant differences. Without consideration to these game specific solar tendencies, any chart or table that forecasts wildlife feeding activity is seriously flawed.

Since John Alden Knight's publication in 1936, the most significant improvement in our understanding of influences on wildlife activity has come with the more recent computer capability to calculate the combined effect of solar and lunar influences. Comparing the dates and times of these combined influences to actual wildlife activity has shown that there are definitely certain times and days with significantly increased activity. Research has shown that there are certain times that you are three times more likely to see game or fish than during other times.

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Fly Tying Made Easy For Beginners - Product Image

Fly Tying Made Easy For Beginners

Fly Tying Made Easy For Beginners
Tie Nymph, Streamers, Steelhead, and Dry Flies Like a Professional!
By Randall Kaufmann

Over 500 explicit color photos and detailed captions show and tell you how to tie 28 of the greatest nymphs, emergers, dries, steelhead flies, and streamers of our time, including Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, Parachute Adams, March Brown, Blue-Winged Olive, Rhyacophila Caddis, Copper John, Woolly Bugger, Soft Hackle, Green Butt Skunk, Alaskabou, Matuka, Clouser Minnow, and Marabou Muddler.

Learn to tie midges, caddis, mayflies, damsels, minnows, leeches, and attractor patterns for trout, steelhead, and salmon.

spiral bound-soft cover 24.95

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The Complete Steelheader: Successful Fly-fishing Tactics by John Larison - Product Image

The Complete Steelheader: Successful Fly-fishing Tactics by John Larison

The Complete Steelheader: Successful Fly-Fishing Tactics is a comprehensive guide that explains effective approaches and presentations for steelhead and gives suggestions for fly patterns that will attract the most fish. It provides an in-depth look at steelhead behavior and carefully outlines techniques commonly used by fly-fishing guides. Larison presents a different way of approaching the river, a methodology that is more aptly suited to the habits and habitat of modern steelhead.

John Larison was born and raised in the heart of Oregon's steelhead country. A former guide and fly-fishing instructor, his writing has appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Rod and Reel, American Angler, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Salmon and Steelhead Journal, and Fly Fisherman where he serves as the Northwest Field Editor. He lives with his wife, Ellie Rose, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

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Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West - Product Image

Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West

Cutthroat: Native Trout of the North West-2ND Edition

By Patrick Trotter

Hardcover

This book is a definite must for anyone interested in Cutthroat trout. Not the cooking and eating of , or the fishing for, but the trout themselves. It is a complete and detailed look at all known or possible subspecies of the Cutthroat trout from the Coastal species to Laotian cutthroat to lesser known species such as the Piute cutthroat.

The book is divided into 15 chapters, thirteen of which cover the various subspecies. Information on their native range, morphology, life history, current status, as well as their management (or mismanagement as the case may be) is included in each chapter. The first two chapters include an overview of the species as a whole, evolution, and prehistoric distributions. There is also a forward by Dr. Trout himself, Robert Behnke in which he gives his blessing to the book and adds much credibility to the information within.

One of the finest things about the book is its readability. Trotter is a fisherman turned biologist and the text reflects this by being unassuming yet very informative. I gave the book a 9 only because it suffers from a slight case of out datedness as it was published in 1987. Much knowledge has been gained on the subject since, but the book is still a very important overview of Cutthroat trout ecology and no one who professes to understand salmonids should be caught without having read it.

I might add that Pat Trotter is currently working in the Seattle area as a salmonid ecology consultant. I have heard him speak and highly recommend him as a benefactor of the often neglected Cutthroat trout.

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Fly Fishing Still Waters for Trophy Trout - Product Image

Fly Fishing Still Waters for Trophy Trout

Fly Fishing Still Waters for Trophy Trout

By Denny Richards

Hardcover

Denny capitalizes on showing the reader how to quickly catch trophy trout in still waters. He cuts to the point quickly and delivers the quickest, most successful methods in catching trophy trout with a fly rod. Denny also explores the essentials for finding trophy waters and locating trophy fish. A must read book for this century's crowded water fly fisherman


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Fly Patterns For Stillwaters - Product Image

Fly Patterns For Stillwaters

Fly Patterns For Stillwaters: A study of Trout, Entomology & Tying

Philip Rowley

Spiral-Soft cover

The subtitle, "A Study of Trout, Entomology and Tying", is very descriptive. Philip Rowley begins with a season by season analysis of the diet of trout found in Stillwater in BC and the northwestern US. Taking each of the major categories (chironomids, scuds, damselflies, dragonflies, leeches, mayflies, caddis flies, water boatmen, and "hodgepodge") in turn, he describes its life cycle and gives his thoughts on pattern design. For each category, he illustrates five to twelve flies that he has found to be effective imitations, gives step by step tying instructions, and explains how best to fish each fly. The photographs of the natural insects are excellent. The tying instructions are clear and well illustrated. Many of the patterns are original with Mr. Rowley and all can be tied by tiers of any skill level. I have tied and fished many of these patterns and can vouch for their effectiveness. No matter whether this will be your first book about tying flies for Stillwater or an addition to an extensive collection, it is a book you will refer to often.


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Barr Flies: How to tie and fish the Copper John - Product Image

Barr Flies: How to tie and fish the Copper John

Barr Flies: How to Tie and Fish the Copper John, the Barr Emerger, and Dozens of Other Patterns, Variations, and Rigs (Hardcover)

John S Barr

John Barr is one of the best, most affable, and most innovative fly tiers in the United States today. We are fortunate to finally have his expertise in print. His flies will be used by all fly fishers who seek to improve their success onstream. --John Randolph, Fly Fisherman

In Barr Flies, John Barr shares his confidence patterns, the flies that he carries with him at all times to cover nearly every scenario an angler might encounter on the water. When used at an appropriate time with a good presentation, they are guaranteed to catch fish. Barr tells how he developed each fly, gives tips on when and how to fish them, and explains how he fishes multiple-fly rigs with the Copper John as the center of a 3-fly system that optimizes fish-catching potential. John Barr is the most successful designer of commercially distributed flies in the world. His Barr Emerger is an unrivaled pattern for western mayfly situations, and the Copper John has evolved into the most popular fly of the millennium.

This one of the best fly-tying/fishing book I have read. As a fly tier I really liked the super clear photos and understandable guide to the many excellent flies presented in this book. There is just enough fishing info to help. What a great book!

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Carp on The Fly: A Fly Fishing Guide - Product Image

Carp on The Fly: A Fly Fishing Guide

Carp on The Fly: A Fly Fishing Guide

Barry Reynolds

Soft Cover

Discover the secrets of flyfishing for carp--learn the habits and habitats of these challenging fish, what flies they'll take, and how to put those flies in the right place at the right time to catch carp consistently.

Barry Reynolds and John Berryman, authors of "Pike on the Fly" and "Beyond Trout," have joined with Brad Befus to challenge you to take advantage of what is certainly the last, great, overlooked flyfishing resource in North America. Put aside your preconceptions, read "Carp on the Fly" with an open mind, and you'll soon be flyfishing for big, strong, smart fish in water just minutes from your home. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

I can finally come out of the closet! Yes, I fish for Carp. Initially with bait but now with a fly rod. This book is a super introduction to the freshwater Bonefish. Carp fishing on the Fly has all you need to get started. Whether it's tackle, tactics or fly patterns you're looking for it's in this book. Of course, there is a great section on why to fish for carp as well as sections on the life cycle and biology of the Golden Salmon. Chances are good you'll find carp near where you live. Grab this book and your fly rod and head for the water.


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Muskie On The Fly - Product Image

Muskie On The Fly

Muskie On The Fly: A Fascinating Guide To Hooking Legendary Fish With Fly Tackle

Robert S Tomes

Learn how to turn frustrating follows into explosive strikes?no easy task as the infamously aggressive fish is tough to fool with any kind of gear, especially a fly rod & feathered hook. Educational & inspiring; explores introductory & advanced techniques, typical behavior of this violent freshwater fish, seasonal strategies, specialized tackle & fly patterns, & fly fishing basics. Includes exclusive interviews with top fishing guides & info on the best locations for catching muskie on the fly. Photos & illus; 8.5x11 inches, 240 pgs.

'A fascinating guide to hooking legendary fish with fly tackle.

Covering everything from selecting specialized tackle and flies to casting strategy, this definitive guide explores how to successfully fly fish for the elusive muskie. Fly fishermen discover how to turn frustrating follows into explosive strikes'no easy task as the infamously aggressive fish is tough to fool with any kind of gear, especially a fly rod and feathered hook. Both educational and inspiring, this handbook explores introductory and advanced techniques, the typical behavior of this violent freshwater fish, seasonal strategies, specialized tackle and fly patterns, and fly fishing basics. Exclusive interviews with top fishing guides and information on the best locations for catching muskie on the fly are also included.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robert S. Tomes is a leading authority on fly fishing who has caught more large muskies on flies than anyone else worldwide. He lives in Chicago.


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The Tube Fly - Product Image

The Tube Fly

The Tube Fly By Ken Sawada

Hardcover

Ken Sawada will released his new pattern book titled "THE TUBE FLY", in February 2006.

He dressed 300 patterns of tube flies including new styles, new arrangents and his new original dressings. And he shows dressing processes with typical 18 patterns.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

The book will be published A4 sized hard cover edition only, and total full colour 160 pages. More than 500 photographs are contained.

This book is coffee table sized with a linen cover and beautiful slip case. The book is worth the $$ just to look at. Never mind the in depth information and step by step instructions for 18 patterns and hundreds of recipes. All with perfect pictures.

Hard Back, Slip Cover, Full Color, A4 Size, 160 pages


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Steelhead: Fly Tying Guide - Product Image

Steelhead: Fly Tying Guide

Steelhead: Fly Tying Guide by H. Kent Helvie (Spiral-Softcover)

Steelhead Tying Guide is a truly beautiful, full-color, step-by-step "how-to" book that will make steelhead fly tying simple, easy and fun! Scores of crisp color photos show how to tie all the most productive steelhead patterns including Speys, traditional wets, skaters, workers, and dries. Beautiful color plates will excite readers every time they look at them. Once the different typing methods are mastered, any fisherman (or fisherwoman) will then be able to tie all the great patterns shown in the color plates. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Spey Flies and Dee Flies: Their History & Construction----OUT OF STOCK - Product Image

Spey Flies and Dee Flies: Their History & Construction----OUT OF STOCK

Spey Flies and Dee Flies: Their History & Construction (Spiral-Softcover) by John Shewey

Among the greatest salmon rivers in the world are the famed Spey and Aberdeenshire Dee, whose storied pools and sea-bright salmon inspired generations of anglers and fly dressers. Spey flies and Dee flies originated and evolved in the valleys through which these rivers flow, but across the glove, fly dressers have long been emulating the fashion of these flies, calling them "Spey styles" and "Dee styles." Destined to become a classic, Spey Flies & Dee Flies is the most thorough and up-to-date book on these traditional flies and methods and materials with which they are tied. Includes: in-depth historical information cited straight from the letters, books, and other writings of the first tier; step-by-step photos and instructions for flies and useful tying techniques; hackles and other materials; hackling, ribbing, and winging techniques; tying traditional Spey and Dee flies; Pacific Northwest Spey and Dee fly tiers; tying contemporary Spey and Dee flies; fishing these flies; beautiful color fly plates, including 59 individual fly plates; over 100 fly recipes; and more. Though artistic enough for framing, Spey and Dee flies are also fishable and John shows you how. Your fly-fishing library is not complete without this fascinating book on these classic flies. All-color, 8.5 x 11 inches, 160 pages.

About the Author
Oregon resident, John Shewey, is a life-long flyfisherman. He has fished all over the West, from Mexico to Alaska. John has had many articles and photographs published in various magazines. John has written 11 books.


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Steelhead Flies - Product Image

Steelhead Flies

Steelhead Flies (Spiral-bound) by John Shewey (Author)

Review
Every once in a while a book comes along that succinctly documents a slice of fly-fishing culture. John Shewey's Steelhead Flies does just that, making an important contribution to the growing body of fly-tying and steelheading literature.---John Larison --Fly Fisherman, February 2008 issue

Steelhead flies represent the highest echelon of artistic fly-dressing. They enjoy a rich tradition as both a functionally designed lure for tempting the much-revered steelhead, but also as a creative expression of the aesthetic appeal of fly angling. John Shewey, author of the acclaimed Spey Flies & Dee Flies, has produced another well-written and researched book, rich in technique, method and innovation.

Through concise text and hundreds of sharp, color photographs--including step-by-step and artistic individual fly plates--Shewey covers: materials for steelhead flies; basic tying techniques; hairwing and featherwing flies; Spey and Dee styles; Practitioners, shrimp and prawn patterns; dry flies and much more. This book is a must-have for all steelhead fly-fishermen. Easy lay open spiral hidden in this hard covered book.

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Washington River Maps & Fishing Guide - Product Image

Washington River Maps & Fishing Guide

The maps in this book are very detailed and show all kinds of back roads to access the rivers. The seasonal species/hatch/average flow/recommended tactics charts are also a great feature. You can save a lot of time getting to know the main WA rivers with the purchase of this book.

Frank Amata Publications

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Oregon River Map & Fishing Guide - Product Image

Oregon River Map & Fishing Guide

Oregon River Map & Fishing Guide (Paperback) by Frank Amato

This book from Amato publications is truly outstanding. It mixes great maps for over 30 Oregon Rivers, with current and historical information (returns, catch rates, etc.). It lets you know what the best seasons are, shows you the best methods to use, what species to target, boat launches, knots, fly's, hatches, guide contacts, public parks, etc. There is information for both the gear angler and the fly fisherman alike.


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Alaska River Maps & Fishing Guide - Product Image

Alaska River Maps & Fishing Guide

Alaska River Maps & Fishing Guide (Paperback) by Ray Rychnovsky (Author)

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: Frank Amato Publications (11 Sep 2008)


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