At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439108420
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America’s favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, who dedicates himself to his passion despite his belief that “In the long run, fishing usually amounts to a lifetime of pratfalls punctuated by rare moments of perfection.” Beginning with an early spring expedition to barely thawed Wyoming waters and ending with a New Year’s Eve trip to the Frying Pan River in Colorado, Gierach’s travels find him fishing for trout, carp, and grayling; considering the pros and cons of learning fishing from videos (“video fishing seems a little like movie sex: fun to watch, but a long way from the real thing”); pondering the ethics of sharing secret spots; and debunking the myth of the unflappable outdoorsman (“masters of stillness on the outside, festering s***holes of uncertainty just under the surface”). With an appreciation of the highs, the lows, and all points between, Gierach writes about the fishing life with wisdom, grace, and the well-timed wisecrack. As he says, “The season never does officially end here, but it ends effectively, which means you can fish if you want to and if you can stand it, but you don’t have to.” As any Gierach fan knows, want to and have to are never very far apart.

A Fly Rod of Your Own


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451618344
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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John Gierach, "the voice of the common angler" (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humour and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather. He describes the all-but-impassable roads that fishermen always seem to encounter at the best fishing spots and why fishermen discuss four-wheel drive vehicles almost as passionately and frequently as they discuss fly rods and flies. And while he's on that subject, he explains why even the most conscientious fisherman always seems to accumulate more rods and flies than he could ever need. A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to all those who fish.

Ramblings of a Charmed Circle Flyfisher


Author: Ed Ostapczuk
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477112022
Category: Fiction
Page: 185
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Ramblings of a Charmed Circle Flyfisher retraces over forty years of fly fishing the Catskill mountains first inspired by a two-part magazine article published in the spring of 1969. Cecil E. Heacoxs articles entitled Charmed Circle of the Catskills appeared in the March and April issues of Outdoor Life. Heacox wrote about several legendary Catskill Mountain trout streams informing the reader why they were charmed. Ostapczuk has been retracing Heacoxs journey ever since, taking his readers along on the journey.

Fly Fishing Small Streams


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811722902
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 159
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Laced with fishing stories and a guest appearance or two from the inimitable A.K. Best, Gierach's book offers advice on tackle selection, reading water, casting technique, and small-stream scouting. Photos and drawings.

No Shortage of Good Days


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074329176X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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A collection of fly-fishing essays reflect the author's visits to regions ranging from the Smokies to the Canadian Maritimes, where he explored such interests as fishing etiquette, mosquitoes, and the charms of third-rate streams.

Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451685238
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
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Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Fly-fishing’s finest scribe, John Gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes and a private pond where the trout are all as long as your leg. As Gierach says, “The secret places are the soul of fishing.” Hearing about a new one never fails to entice us. And so Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg transports the reader to the best of these places, where the fish are always bigger and the hatches last forever. After all, it’s these magical places that Gierach so vividly evokes that remind us how precious—and precarious—are the unspoiled havens of the natural world.

Trout Bum


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0871089793
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 227
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Trout Bum is a fresh, contemporary look at fly fishing, and the way of life that grows out ofa passion for it. The people, the places, and the accoutrements that surround the sport make a fishing trip more than a set of tactics and techniques. John Gierach, a serious fisherman with a wry sense of humor, show us just how much more with his fishing stories and a unique look at the fly-fishing lifestyle. Trout Bum is really about why people fish as much as it is about how they fish, and it is ultimately about enduring values and about living in a harmony with our environment. Few books have had the impact on an entire generation that Trout Bum has had on the fly-fishing world. The wit, warmth, and the easy familiarity that John Gierach brings to us in Trout Bum is as fresh and engaging now was when it was first published twenty-five years ago. There's no telling how many anglers have quit their jobs and headed west after reading the first edition of this classic collection of fly-fishing essays.

Even Brook Trout Get The Blues


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 223
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A collection of fishing stories explores the mystifying world of fly-fishing and discusses farm ponds, the tenacity of brook trout, and the peculiar sport of gar shooting

Fool's Paradise


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743291735
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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A lighthearted and lyrical new collection of observations on fly-fishing by the author of Still Life with Brook Trout features whimsical complaints about what the author believes is wrong with the world, both within and outside the fishing community. 50,000 first printing.

The Fisherman's Hut in the Highlands of Scotland; with Other Poems


Author: Alexander YEMAN
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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In the Mists of Time


Author: Richard D. Baldwin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453566597
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing


Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439127063
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life's greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing. John Gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home water (an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair) to Utah's famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. We're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local "experts" and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way Contemplative, evocative, and wry, he shares insights on mayflies and men, fishing and sport, life and love, and the meaning (or meaninglessness) of it all.

Catalogue of the Books in the Department of English Prose Fiction which Belong to the Public Library of Cincinnati


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 248
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The Gibbs' Place Mystery


Author: M. D. Richard D. Baldwin
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741432013
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Greed must outweigh virtue in all corrupt scales of justice, but a cryptic message, key to an ancient treasure, might aid our romantic heroes as they struggle against pervasive evil.

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig


Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782270701
Category: Fiction
Page: 720
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In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained, these stories present a master at work, at the top of his form. Perfectly paced and brimming with passion, these twenty-two tales from a master storyteller of the Twentieth Century are translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell. Deluxe, clothbound edition.

Fishless Days, Angling Nights

Classic Stories, Reminiscences, and Lore
Author: Sparse Grey Hackle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083395
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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This virtual treasure trove of amusing anecdotes, profound insights, and recollections of fly fishing and camping moments too marvelous (and sometimes too frustrating) to forget resurfaces for its fortieth anniversary. Sparse Grey Hackle's classic is a mixture of sentiment and hilarity. This fortieth anniversary edition--complete with a new introduction by the author's longtime friend, editor, and fellow fisherman, Nick Lyons, is sure to be a favorite of the next generation of fly fishermen and women.

Henrietta Temple

A Love Story
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher: London : David Bryce
ISBN: N.A
Category: English fiction
Page: 330
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The Fisherman's Tomb

The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search
Author: John O'Neill
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1681921413
Category: History
Page: 224
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A Texas oilman. A brilliant female archaeologist. An unknown world underneath the Vatican. In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades — a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter — a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church — was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible, sometimes shocking, story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told — until now. The quest would pit one of the 20th century’s most talented archaeologists — a woman — against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman’s Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds. ABOUT THE AUTHOR John O’Neill is a lawyer and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has spent much of his life visiting and researching early Christian sites. He is a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and senior partner at a large international law firm.

The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell. Edited by ... the Rev. W. A. Hill ... With a Sketch of His Life by William Allingham. [With a Portrait.]


Author: Thomas Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 313
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Friends Intelligencer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Society of Friends
Page: N.A
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