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Title:
Joan Wulff's fly fishing : expert advice from a woman's perspective
Author:
Wulff, Joan.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Fly fishing
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [1991]

©1991
Physical Description:
xi, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811716543
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Includes chapters on equipment and gear, technique and kinds of fishing. Especially helpful for women fly fishers.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Any woman contemplating entering the male-dominated world of fly-fishing ought to take a good look at this book. Much of it repeats information that can be found in any good fly-fishing text, and any prospective angler--male or female--can find useful and practical dope on the hows, wheres, and whys of fly-fishing in it. But Wulff adds stuff about how a woman, who is usually smaller and not as muscular as a man, can effectively deal with casting the fly, wading in current, even avoiding embarrassment when nature calls. Lest one think her unqualified to write this kind of book, she points out that, besides landing lots of fish over the years, she has won several national fly-casting tournaments against all-male competition. In view of which, one wonders why she includes lipstick and a mirror in a list of essential items to pack in a fishing vest. ~--Jon Kartman


Library Journal Review

Wulff, one of the world's great fly-casters and author of Joan Wulff's Fly Casting Techniques (Nick Lyons Bks., 1987) offers a woman's perspective on angling. Her expert advice on companionship, clothing, tackle, casting, wading, reading water, approach, presentation, and playing and landing fish is clearly presented in a pleasurable anecdotal style. Conservationist ethic suffuses her work, as well as a belief that one is in ``the trout's world'' when outdoors. Her late husband Lee, author of Trout on a Fly ( LJ 10/15/86), was the first to promote the ``catch and release'' philosophy back in 1936. Though any beginning or intermediate fly fisher can profit from this book, women will appreciate its focus on the positive influences of women's fishing. For all angling collections.-- Janice Dunham, John Jay Coll. Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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