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The Angler's life : collecting and traditions
Sheehan, Larry.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Clarkson Potter, 2000.
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 31 cm
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SH453 .S47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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An angler's treasury celebrates the pleasures of fishing as it looks at a broad spectrum of angling collections and traditions, as it journeys from the Catalina Island Tuna Club to the trout streams of the Adirondacks to a Georgia fishing retreat and covers activities ranging from winter ice-fishing

Author Notes

Carol Sama Sheehan's witty, colorful prose covers all aspects of country life, from decorating to outdoor sports. She lives in western Massachusetts.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
1. Fishing Roomsp. 21
Camp Ginger Quill: River refuge on the storied Au Sablep. 31
Urbane Angler: Art- and book-lined city apartmentp. 35
Den of Antiquity: Sporting heritage of Abercrombie and Fitchp. 43
Magnificent Obsession: Angling library of a master bookbinderp. 51
Classic Watering Hole: A toast to fishing pioneer Zane Greyp. 63
Fantasy Fishing Room: A country hotel's homage to anglingp. 69
America's Angling Archives: Backstage at the Museum of Fly Fishingp. 73
Catch of the Day: Dining in piscatorial stylep. 81
2. At the Lakep. 87
Fishing for Life: All for art, friends, and familyp. 93
Woven Wonders: In search of vintage fishing creelsp. 101
The Rustic Legacy: Epitome of wilderness stylep. 105
Ice Capades: Fishing for glory on Ashfield Pondp. 111
Welcome to Our Lake: A couple's bass-fishing retreat in Georgiap. 115
Adirondack Vision: In the framework of fishp. 123
Fish Out of Water: Adirondack Museum Antiques Showp. 129
3. Coastal Watersp. 137
Old Salts in a New World: California saltwater fishing traditionsp. 145
Cottage By the Bay: Artist's outpost on Maryland's Eastern Shorep. 151
Island Lost in Time: Cabbage Key, precious remnant of Old Floridap. 161
Hook, Line, and Sinker: Fishing emporium on the Overseas Highwayp. 165
Endless Summer: Fishing paradise of the "Conch Republic"p. 169
Requiem for an Angler: Tribute to a beloved bonefish guidep. 175
4. On the Streamp. 179
Two Schools of Fish: Superior workmanship in porcelain and woodp. 187
Haunted By Rivers: Family ranch on the Pere Marquettep. 191
Up in Michigan: Small towns and big two-hearted riversp. 197
Angling for Antiques: A fisherman's one-room schoolhousep. 205
The Reel Thing: Restoring the shine to vintage tacklep. 211
Have Fly, Will Travel: Raising fish, and money, for a western riverp. 215
Stream Notes: The education of an anglerp. 219
Resourcesp. 225
Indexp. 238