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Reel Women: The World of Women Who Fish

Reel Women: The World of Women Who Fish

by Lyla Foggia, Lula Foggia
     
 

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For the 15 million women who fish each year, here is the first book ever to chronicle women's extraordinary legacy in the sport. Modern sportfishing began in 1496 with the definitive "Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle," attributed to English noblewoman and nun Dame Juliana Berners. During the five centuries since, women have made—and continue to

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For the 15 million women who fish each year, here is the first book ever to chronicle women's extraordinary legacy in the sport. Modern sportfishing began in 1496 with the definitive "Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle," attributed to English noblewoman and nun Dame Juliana Berners. During the five centuries since, women have made—and continue to make—fishing history.

Reel Women tells the captivating stories of the daring and the ingenious who have made a lasting impact on sportfishing. More than a hundred profiles include such figures as tiny Mrs. Keith Spalding, who landed a 426-pound swordfish in 1921, plus the living legends of flyfishing, big-game saltwater fishing, and bass fishing: from Helen Robinson, who developed a groundbreaking technique for teasing billfish into striking an artificial fly, to Sugar Ferris, founder of the first bass-fishing circuit for women.

Featuring a comprehensive women's angling resource directory and a bibliography of books by or for women anglers, Reel Women is a great catch for readers on the distaff side of the rod-and-reel world.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A loving tribute to the sport of fishing and the women who are passionate about it, beginning with the 15th-century English nun credited with writing the first tracts on both angling and hunting. The pleasure conveyed by its anecdotes, fish stories, historical lore, and photographs is diluted, however, by a rather eye- wearying typeface. Includes an angling resource directory but lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609800287
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/1997
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Lyla Foggia is a writer and publicist. An avid fly fisher, she lives on the Salmon River in Welches, Oregon

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