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Title:
The elements of fly fishing : a comprehensive guide to the equipment, techniques, and resources of the sport
Author:
Fitzgerald, f-Stop.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
230 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
"A Balliett & Fitzgerald Book."
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780684845159
Format :
Book

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Central Library SH456 .E44 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Featuring the informed commentary of some of the most respected writers in the field, this comprehensive guide to fly fishing addresses casting strategies for fresh and salt water to the conversation concerns facing the sport. 180 illustrations.


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Library Journal Review

Almost any anthology is destined to be a mix of good and bad, and this big, illustrated collection is unfortunately no exception. On the good side are Dick Talleur's "Lines, Leaders, & Tippets," Gary Soucie's "Knots," and Sandy Rogers's "The Literature of Fly Fishing" (an excellent selection tool for librarians). Chapters on "Species" and "Warmwater" would have deserved praise had they not ignored the boom in fly-fishing for carp. Disappointments are Dennis Bitton's "Destinations," which reads as if it were lifted straight from tourist pamphlets, and Tom Akstens's "Casting," which relies too much on description and not nearly enough on illustrations. To be fair, it would be nearly impossible to address these subjects adequately within the space of one chapter. The book aims to reach novice anglers, for whom it should be an effective introduction, with helpful and attractive graphics, photos, and sidebars. An optional purchase for fly-fishing collections.ÄJeff Grossman, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Lib., Oak Creek, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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