On The Water

Autor: Guy De La Valdene
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781493007936
File Size: 17,17 MB
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From the acclaimed author of Fragrance of Grass,comes a meditation on water and nature, fishing and growing older. On the Water, is a gorgeously written collection of essays that all take place on or near the water and pay tribute to the flora and fauna associated with those ecosystems. There are essays about the finer points of tickling rainbow trout in the streams of Normandy, and of eagles and ospreys fishing for bass while barely breaking the surface of the water. There are stories of droughts and floods, of dogs and boats, of worms and rattlesnakes and even of catching and cooking soft-shell turtles that taste like osso-bucco. There is fishing and diving in the Bahamas, tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys, and fly fishing for sailfish in Central America. And there are larger-than-life personalities that are bigger than the fish tales they tell! On the Water is a finely honed and well crafted collection of tales for the true sportsman and makes for a perfect companion volume to la Valdene's celebrated collection of essays on hunting.

Walk On Water

Autor: Lorian Hemingway
ISBN: 9780684822556
File Size: 60,29 MB
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An autobiography by Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter details her struggles with alcoholism and her famous grandfather's difficult legacy, while paying homage to the one great sustaining passion of her life: fishing. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Home Waters

Autor: Joseph Monninger
ISBN: 9780786224586
File Size: 80,28 MB
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A memoir chronicles the connection between the author and his dog Nellie, who make one last trout-fishing journey together through the West when the golden retriever is discovered to have incurable cancer.

Growing Gills

Autor: David Joy
Publisher: Book Hub Inc
ISBN: 0914875612
File Size: 11,15 MB
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"David Joy's Southern memoir details a North Carolina fly fisherman's youthful experiences in the Outer Banks and Piedmont to his pursuit of native brook trout in the Appalachian Mountains. This work of literary nonfiction encapsulates the philosophical underpinnings of a man defined by fish, family, water, solitude, environment, and wilderness"--Provided by publisher.

Fragrance Of Grass

Autor: Guy de la Valdène
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762774800
File Size: 51,31 MB
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An ode to one man’s lifelong love affair with hunting “Valdène’s wondrous field memoir is a rich sportsman’s miscellany— memorable and erudite fowling lore, camp etiquette, ballistics, poaching ethics, glorious anecdote, bloody ducks, persistent bawdiness, and better wine than you or I'll ever drink—all elegantly spun as an affectionate and sentimental education of loss and renewal. It’s a terrific book.” —Richard Ford Part memoir, part history, The Fragrance of Grass stands as a testament to Guy de la Valdène’s deep love of, and abiding respect for, the natural world and all that inhabit it. Set in places as far afield as France and Montana, Saskatchewan and Florida, this is a beautifully written book that is also an elegant treatise on everything from dogs, birds, and wildlife to food, wine, and women. The Fragrance of Grass will be treasured by all sportsmen and by the readers of Tom McGuane and Jim Harrison. The author’s first book in nearly a decade, it is now being published to coincide with the paperback edition of his classic Red Stag. FROM THE INTRODUCTION I am watching a thousand feathers—grey partridge feathers—floating high on the surface of the pond in front of the cabin I pretend to work in. I have plucked a million feathers from the bodies of all the grey partridge I have cooked in my life, beautiful golden-brown feathers that match the fall colors of the cypress tress that grow on the edge of my pond. It is November, and all at once winter includes me. On the porch of the cabin there is a wooden rocking chair, weathered and comfortable, that I sit in every day. On quiet afternoons I think about the slowing growth of the loblolly pines I have been watching for twenty years, the everchanging face of the pond now active with fish, and the condition of the natural world outside of my custody. . . . I have hunted at least one hour a day for three months a year, ever since I was eight years old. That translates into more than 5,000 hours in the field, a lifetime walk that, under different circumstances, might have taken me from Paris to Istanbul and back. If to this hike I add the time I have spent shooting . . . I can safely assume that I have had my hands on the stock of a gun for one whole year of the sixty-plus that I have been around. I like to walk, and I know guns.

Body Of Water

Autor: Chris Dombrowski
ISBN: 9781571313645
File Size: 20,37 MB
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Chris Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passions--poetry and fly-fishing; one child, with another on the way; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter a miraculous email: Can’t go, it’s all paid for, just book a flight to Miami. Thus began a journey that would lead to the Bahamas and to David Pinder, a legendary bonefishing guide. Bonefish are prized for their elusiveness and their tenacity. And no one was better at hunting them than Pinder, a Bahamian whose accuracy and intuition were virtuosic. By the time Dombrowski meets Pinder, however, he has been abandoned by the industry he helped build, watching as the world of his beloved bonefish is degraded by tourists he himself did so much to attract. But as Pinder’s stories unfold, Dombrowski discovers a profound integrity and wisdom in his life.

Pilgrimage With Fish

Autor: Ed Moses
ISBN: 9780898232226
File Size: 71,57 MB
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This brilliant memoir is to fishing what M. Scott Peck's Golf and the Spirit is to golf.