The Science of Fly-Fishing

The Science of Fly-Fishing

by Stanley Ulanski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813922100

ISBN-13: 9780813922102

Pub. Date: 07/29/2003

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that integrates scientific components into the sport of angling for trout and other game fish. The Science of Fly-Fishing fills that void. Stan L. Ulanksi presents the basic elements of the physical

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The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that integrates scientific components into the sport of angling for trout and other game fish. The Science of Fly-Fishing fills that void. Stan L. Ulanksi presents the basic elements of the physical and biological sciences in a way that helps the reader see their practical application to fishing.

The Science of Fly-Fishing is designed for anglers—whether they have any formal background in science or not—who are curious about the relevance of science to their sport. The angling-related scientific concepts revealed in the book require no more of the reader than a good dose of common sense and a willingness to expand his or her fly-fishing knowledge. Ulanski’s thoughtful explorations of topics such as the physics of fly casting, the angler’s environment, the diet of trout, and the role of lake geology and biology will help anglers reach a greater understanding of and appreciation for the natural aquatic home of their quarry.

Stan L. Ulanski is Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813922102
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,044,569
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxii
1.The Mystique and History of Fly-Fishing: Angling through the Ages1
2.Fly Rods: Types and Mechanical Properties20
3.The Physics of Fly Casting38
4.The Fly Angler's Environment53
5.Streams: Characteristics and Morphology69
6.Survival in a Fluid Environment86
7.What Fish Eat: The Diet of Trout102
8.The Role of Lake Geology and Ecology in Fly-Fishing116
9.Aquatic Optics: From the Perspective of the Angler and Fish134
10.Salmonids: Their History, Life Cycle, and Characteristics153
11.Threats to the Survival of the Salmonids172
Sources191
Index199

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