Flies in the Water, Fish in the Air: A Personal Introduction to Fly Fishing

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An anecdotal account of the pleasures of fly fishing, discussing the choice and use of tackle, kinds of flies, walking in water, and watching for fish.
In this clearly structured-and yet poetic-guide, Jim Arnosky explains his favorite sport for anglers and would-be anglers of all ages. Using a mix of lyrical text, artistry, experience on the stream, and enthusiasm, Arnosky not only instructs but also conveys his very contagious love for the sport of fly-fishing. His text ...

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An anecdotal account of the pleasures of fly fishing, discussing the choice and use of tackle, kinds of flies, walking in water, and watching for fish.
In this clearly structured-and yet poetic-guide, Jim Arnosky explains his favorite sport for anglers and would-be anglers of all ages. Using a mix of lyrical text, artistry, experience on the stream, and enthusiasm, Arnosky not only instructs but also conveys his very contagious love for the sport of fly-fishing. His text combines advice with steam-tested experience. Includes illustrations by Arnosky, who makes his living as an author, a naturalist, and an artist.

An anecdotal account of the pleasures of fly fishing, discussing the choice and use of tackle, kinds of flies, walking in water, and watching for fish.

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Gr 6 Up Intended to introduce novices to all aspects of fly fishing, Arnosky's book is informative and fun to read. Arnosky takes readers through all aspects of the sport, from the nature of the insects on which the fish feed to catching the fish. A number of features separate this book from the average writings of this nature. Arnosky's text is full of anecdotes from his fishing outings which liven up the material. His background as a naturalist emerges in a number of instances. Probably the most outstanding feature is the numerous pencil drawings laced throughout the text, adeptly illuminating the author's points. Arnosky is careful to explain the technical jargon, but the absence of a glossary limits the book's reference value, as several terms which are explained once are then used repeatedly without explanation. This minor drawback aside, Flies in the Water, Fish in the Air is a quality work surpassing Du Broff's Still Water Fly Fishing for Young People (Kaye & Ward, 1983) in depth of coverage, quality of illustrations and reading enjoyment. Tom S. Hurlburt, Anoka County Library, Blaine, Minn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881502466
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Countryman Press ed
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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