The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing

"If I were asked to teach someone to fish with a fly I would require that he read this book first.""One of the acid tests of an introductory book...is that the text allow the reader to learn a skill independent of the illustrations.

The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing

Uncommon good sense on water, food, trout flies and behavior, equipment, ethics, and manners.

Basic Fly Fishing for the Reasonably Competent

This is a far cry from your father's stuffy, effete how-to book on fly fishing.

Basic Fly Fishing for the Reasonably Competent

Proceed with caution! You could be on the verge of a lifetime addiction. If you've been intimidated by the seeming complexities of fly fishing, this is the book for you. Written for beginners interested in one of life's greatest pastimes, Basic Fly Fishing for the Reasonably Competent is a simple, step-by-step guide that provides everything you need to know to master the basics-with no unnecessary information, no complicated diagrams and none of the high-brow Latin terminology found in most fly fishing books. You won't need a degree in fish and bug science to master the art of fly fishing-you just need to be curious (and reasonably competent). Basic Fly Fishing for the Reasonably Competent delivers common sense instruction on the why, how, when and where of fly fishing. Combining the author's 50+ years of fly fishing, a crisp writing style and a sense of humor, this book is all the novice needs to quickly be throwing artful casts using the right flies with a reasonable chance of catching a fish.

Fly Rod Building Made Easy A Complete Step by Step Guide to Making a High Quality Fly Rod on a Budget

Art Scheck. Conventional wisdom holds that a rod with a stiff butt and a fast tip is best for wrestling with big, strong fish. ... Casting, as Terry Mort points out in The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing, is a means to an end.

Fly Rod Building Made Easy  A Complete Step by Step Guide to Making a High Quality Fly Rod on a Budget

In clear steps illustrated with hundreds of photographs, Art Scheck takes the beginning rod maker through the steps to creating a handmade fly rod that will fish with the best of them but won't break the bank. Art Scheck revolutionizes the exclusive world of fly rod building by teaching the beginning rodmaker how to build a rod that will catch fish. It doesn't have to be expensive. It doesn't have to be difficult. With a few hours of work, this entertaining book and its 225 step-by-step photos will walk you through all you need to know and do—from buying the parts you'll assemble to putting that last coat of finish on your gleaming new rod. Art Scheck makes this arcane art accessible, enjoyable, and affordable.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

FINE PAINTINGS , American and European , and works of art of all kinds wanted by Princeton alumnus . ... to join experienced educators and outdoorsmen in nature studies , backpacking , fly fishing , riding , and mountain climbing .

Princeton Alumni Weekly


Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide

Very reasonable Call owner at 570-448-2572 P.O. Box 198 , Roscoe , NY 12776 . ... Winter in the Catskill region is a time for alternate activities besides fly fishing . ... Art Flick TU 7:30 p.m. Brookhaven Town Rec .

Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide


Deep Trout

Montgomery, M. (1995), Many Rivers to Cross: Of Good Running Water, Native Trout, and the Remains of Wilderness, New York: Simon and Schuster. Mort, T. (1998), The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing, Bennington, VT. Abenaki.

Deep Trout

On the surface, fishing is all about casting, catching and communing with nature, but on a deeper level, the sport is filled with mysteries and contradictions. Why do people fish? How does a desire to return to nature go hand in hand with high-tech gadgetry? How is it possible to see other people's fishing as despoiling nature but not one's own? What does the long and complex history of the sport reveal? Like so much else in life, what fishing says about society and the people in it -- both past and present -- is hidden from view and almost never discussed. This book is a considered foray into the leisure sport of fishing by an avid fisherman who is also a professional anthropologist. Those who enjoy the sport tend to extol its naturalness - fishing enables them to commune with nature at its most primeval. However, if it's called natural, it's probably a great spot to trawl for clues as to how people manage larger cosmic issues. ‘Call it natural,' the author quips, ‘and the anthropologists will come.' Is fishing an uncomplicated activity, or is it deeply meaningful? What does it say about culture? Is the recent resurgence of interest in the sport simply a reflection of more disposable incomes and more leisure time? What is the connection between fishing and Santa Claus? fishing and flamenco? And finally, what is the best way to kiss a trout? Unlike most books on fishing, which focus on the tale or on ‘how-to', this book shows that there is much more lurking beneath the surface than fish.

The Art of Trout Fishing On Rapid Streams

When the breadth of stream is much broken up into minor eddies, we do not throw our fly at once into the midst of the rapid, ... it is reasonable to suppose that the trout would be able to seize his fly in any part; yet even here, ...

The Art of Trout Fishing On Rapid Streams


The Fox and the Hedgehog

In addition to his novels, he has done a book on his favorite hobby, fly fishing, and has edited works by Mark Twain, ... Also by Terry Mort The Voyage of the Parzival The Hemingway Patrols The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing Showdown at ...

The Fox and the Hedgehog

“Measured by the numbers engaged, the Battle of Quebec was but a heavy skirmish; measured by the results, it was one of the great battles of the world.” — Francis Parkman. When the British defeated the French at Quebec in 1759, they not only guaranteed Britain’s acquisition of Canada but also, unwittingly, paved the way for the American Revolution. But this is a larger story than just the single day of battle on September 13, 1759. The final action was the culmination of a summer-long campaign involving a series of engagements between the British Army, American Rangers and the Royal Navy on one side, and the French regulars, the Canadian militia and Indian allies on the other. As the weeks passed and the British became increasingly frustrated, the campaign degenerated into total war in which civilians and combatants suffered alike. The two commanders – Wolfe and Montcalm – could hardly have been more different in background and personality. Yet they shared an intense professionalism, dedication to duty and, ironically, a similar fate. In this carefully researched novel Terry Mort reconstructs the action of the campaign that climaxed in the dramatic events on the Plains of Abraham.

At Last

Also by Terry Mort The Voyage of the Parzival The Fox and the Hedgehog The Hemingway Patrols The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing Showdown at Verity The Lawless Breed Mark Twain on Travel Jack London on Adventure Zane Grey on Fishing The ...

At Last

The best baseball novel of the season - ANY season. No fans are more perpetually disappointed than those of the Chicago Cubs—a team that has not won a World Series since 1908. And chief among the forlorn is Jack Frost. From his assigned seat in the cafeteria at the Bide Awhile Rest Home, Jack reads the sports pages every day and checks out the standings. In the middle of June, the Cubs are already thirteen and a half games out. Last place again—or rather, still. Into this sea of depression drops one Clarence Beazely, a new resident at the home and a baseball fan. But Beazely is not your everyday fan, nor is he your everyday rest home resident. He has extraordinary powers, and in a very friendly way he offers Jack a tantalizing deal. Of course it comes at a cost, but if the price seems a little steep, does it really matter as long as the Cubs might have a chance to be… WORLD CHAMPIONS? "Mort makes a fascinating read out of every subject he takes up." –The Associated Press. "If one test of [Mort's] skill is to keep the reader turning pages after he guesses the ending, the acid test is to get a reader hooked even though he knows what happens before he opens the book." –The Washington Times

The Practical Angler

Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on fishing.

The Practical Angler

Angling has been a popular pastime for centuries, whether for food or for fun with this helpful companion you will find helpful tips to increase you chance of a record breaking catch.

The Art of Trout Fishing

Another experiment to test the hardiness of rainbow trout was tried at the same fishery. ... keep in good working order, and in three years will fully stock any trout stream, provided the coarse fish are kept within reasonable limits.

The Art of Trout Fishing

"The Art of Trout Fishing" is a collection of vintage articles on the trout, being a complete handbook on the trout with chaters on identifying, fishing, breeding, and more. Although old, these essays contains a wealth of timeless, practical information that will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in angling for or breeding trout. Contents include: "The Trout (Salmo Trutta): Classification", "The Breeding of Trout", "How to Make a Trout Farm", "Fishing with the Floating Fly", "Fishing with the Float Fly: Patterns of Flies", "Fishing with the Floating Fly: The Rod and Tackle", "Fishing with the Floating Fly: Throwing the Fly", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.

American Angler

488 pages • Paperback • $ 19.95 Expert Advice from a TERRY MOUT GARY SOUCIE Woman's Perspective TRAVELING WITH FLY ROD AND REEL THE REASONABLE ART OF FLY FISHING by Terry Mort A focus on flies , trout behavior , equipment basics and ...

American Angler


The Hemingway Patrols

ALSO BY TERRY MORT The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing Zane Grey on Fishing Jack London on Adventure Mark Twain on Travel Showdown at Verity The Lawless Breed Shipment to Mexico The HEMINGWAY PATROLS Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for ...

The Hemingway Patrols

From the summer of 1942 until the end of 1943, Ernest Hemingway spent much of his time patrolling the Gulf Stream and the waters off Cuba’s north shore in his fishing boat, Pilar. He was looking for German submarines. These patrols were sanctioned and managed by the US Navy and were a small but useful part of anti-submarine warfare at a time when U boat attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf and the Caribbean were taking horrific tolls. While almost no attention has been paid to these patrols, other than casual mention in biographies, they were a useful military contribution as well as a central event (to Hemingway) around which important historical, literary, and biographical themes revolve.

Mark Twain on Travel

Also by Terry Mort Nonfiction (available from The Lyons Press) The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing Zane Grey on Fishing Jack London on Adventure Fiction Showdown at Verity The Lawless Breed Shipment to Mexico MARK TWAIN ON TRAVEL Edited ...

Mark Twain on Travel

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known to most as Mark Twain, was a quintessential American writer who spent much of his life traveling the world. He encountered colorful characters, cultures, and a variety of adventures along the way, and Mark Twain on Travel is a timeless collection of his writings on the subject. Excerpts included are from classics such as: The Innocents Abroad; A Tramp Abroad; Life on the Mississippi; Roughing It; and Following the Equator.

Hemingway at War Ernest Hemingway s Adventures as a World War II Correspondent

ALSO BY TERRY MORT The Hemingway Patrols The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing The Wrath of Cochise Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn The Monet Murders HEMINGWAY AT WAR Pegasus Books Ltd. 148 W 37th ...

Hemingway at War  Ernest Hemingway s Adventures as a World War II Correspondent

From Omaha Beach on D-Day and the French Resistance to the tragedy of Huertgen Forest and the Liberation of Paris, this is the story of Ernest Hemingway's adventures in journalism during World War II. In the spring of 1944, Hemingway traveled to London and then to France to cover World War II for Colliers Magazine. Obviously he was a little late in arriving. Why did he go? He had resisted this kind of journalism for much of the early period of the war, but when he finally decided to go, he threw himself into the thick of events and so became a conduit to understanding some of the major events and characters of the war. He flew missions with the RAF (in part to gather material for a novel); he went on a landing craft on Omaha Beach on D-Day; he went on to involve himself in the French Resistance forces in France and famously rode into the still dangerous streets of liberated Paris. And he was at the German Siegfried line for the horrendous killing ground of the Huertgen Forest, in which his favored 22nd Regiment lost nearly man they sent into the fight. After that tragedy, it came to be argued, he was never the same. This invigorating narrative is also, in a parallel fashion, an investigation into Hemingway’s subsequent work—much of it stemming from his wartime experience—which shaped the latter stages of his career in dramatic fashion.

Zane Grey on Fishing

An inspiring collection of angling stories by a truly passionate sportsman.

Zane Grey on Fishing

An inspiring collection of angling stories by a truly passionate sportsman.

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

We cannot agree ing , though he does not neglect the grayling and the salmon . with Mr. Garnett that Mary could not have reasonably com- The art of trout - fishing is the finer , therefore it is the more plained after her arrival in ...

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art


The Practical Fly Fisher

Part of the fun in tying flies and catching or losing fish are the memorable stories that go along with them. ... It's a special time to tie flies, tell reasonable lies, and improve your knowledge of fly fishing. Teaching others the art ...

The Practical Fly Fisher

Sprinkled in between the fly dressings and tying lessons—and alongside his own personal anecdotes—longtime fishing guide Doug Stewart shares insights and instructions that will add to your fishing success in this illustrated guide. The Practical Fly Fisher will help you become a more complete angler, a better fly tier, and a more successful fly fisher. On top of covering all aspects of fly fishing: casting, proper equipment, tying flies, reading water, the feeding habits of fish, and the proper strategy for fishing a stretch of river, included inside in the book are the secrets of Doug’s favorite patterns. Doug Stewart, a lifelong fly fisher, is also a fly-tying instructor, guide and a fly shop owner. He has written about fly-fishing for The Oregon Sportsman and Amato Publications. Doug spent many years teaching customers how to fly fish during the thirty-two years he owned Stewart’s Fly Shop. “I think I get more out of teaching someone, out of seeing them be successful or catch their first fish, than I do out of catching my own,” Doug says.

Jack London on Adventure

A collection of some of the most well-known stories by one of America's premier adventure writers.

Jack London on Adventure

A collection of some of the most well-known stories by one of America's premier adventure writers.

The Art of Trout Fishing on Rapid Streams

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Art of Trout Fishing on Rapid Streams

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.