The Fly and the Fish

The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing.

The Fly and the Fish

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510707535

Page: 220

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The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing. This lost classic, originally published in 1951, combines his evocative memoirs of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions for fly-tying. Atherton’s reminiscences and instructions are complemented by his exquisite sketches of tools and scenes from the angler’s life. The author’s wife, expert fly fisherwoman Maxine Atherton, notes in her introduction that in addition to his skills as an accomplished artist and fine sportsman John Atherton was a romantic realist, whose exuberant outbursts of wonder over natural phenomena celebrated our planet’s everyday magic. Indeed, Atherton’s work was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1943 exhibition of American Realists and Magic Realists. On a more practical note, Maxine Atherton adds that the Impressionistic fly patterns such as those featured in this book have worked wonders for her fishing, fooling trout in rivers throughout North America and Europe. Atherton's The Fly and the Fish is being re-issued alongside the debut publication of The Fly Fisher and the River, Maxine's memoir on their life together and her own angling adventures Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Fishing Gazette

There is no doubt colder the autumn the better the fish take . By P. D. MALLOCI .
there is a great deal in the way a fly is presented September , October , and
November are the best to the fish . months . The angler requires a very great
variety ...

The Fishing Gazette

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The Fishing rod and how to Use it

A Treatise on the Various Arts of Angling, Trolling, Spinning, and Fly-fishing
Glenfin (pseud.) FLY FISHING . This is unquestionably the highest and most
distinguished art in which the fishing - rod can be employed . Practice and
experience ...

The Fishing rod and how to Use it

Author: Glenfin (pseud.)

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Recollections of Fly Fishing for Salmon Trout and Grayling

On the other hand it is difficult , as before said , with a very fine line to pull a big
fish over weeds , or to put sufficient strain ... Certainly only the fly ; and the
difference of a very fine cast and a fine one , as far as my experience goes , is
hardly in ...

Recollections of Fly Fishing for Salmon  Trout  and Grayling

Author: Edward Hamilton (M. D.)

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Page: 190

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Complete with handsome woodcuts, this 1891 volume contains a narrative on fly fishing for salmon, including notes on their haunts, habits and natural history.

Children with the Fishes

Now watch me place a fly on one of these leaves that projects just above the
surface of water in the globe . The fly is dead , but the little fish will not know the
difference . Now stand back and watch him shoot . " Shoot ! Is he a shootin ' fish ?

Children with the Fishes

Author: Mrs. A. E. Anderson- Maskell

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Page: 196

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Fishing Pike and other coarse fish

Frequenters of chalk - streams fish almost exclusively with a single dry fly , and
only when the fish are visibly feeding at the surface . The angler selects his fish ,
gets behind him ( that is , below him ) , and prepares for a cast up stream .

Fishing  Pike and other coarse fish

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Fishing

Frequenters of chalk - streams fish almost exclusively with a single dry fly , and
only when the fish are visibly feeding at the surface . The angler selects his fish ,
gets behind him ( that is , below him ) , and prepares for a cast up stream .

Fishing

Author: Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell

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Fishing Salmon and trout

Frequenters of chalk - streams fish almost exclusively with a single dry fly , and
only when the fish are visibly feeding at the surface . The angler selects his fish ,
gets behind him ( that is , below him ) , and prepares for a cast up stream .

Fishing  Salmon and trout

Author: Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell

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Field Stream

foot-wide-and-tall cylinder sitting on the fish. Within this invisible cylinder, the
trout can see objects as tiny as a pin. Should a fish see a section of leader
floating over, it will hesitate to strike. The mission is to cause your dry fly to float to
the fish ...

Field   Stream

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FIELD & STREAM, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine, celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.

Boys Life

The Catch-all Fishing Fly Text and photographs by Tom Wendelburg "Pive a fly
fisherman a choice of only one fly and the Muddler Minnow would be on the end
of most fly lines. This fly will catch any fish that will take a fly, and it also can be ...

Boys  Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

The object of these regulations is to ensure that when the trader leaves the river
with the fish, that he will take the necessary precautions to ensure that he does
not take fly with him if and Avhen he goes through a fly- infested area. Hon.

Kenya National Assembly Official Record  Hansard

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The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.

Fishes and Fishing in Sunapee Lake

Effects upon fishing for other fish . - It has been claimed that where smelts
abound the fishing is greatly interfered with ; the fish will not take the fly and
rarely any other bait than live smelt . In a letter received by Mr . John W . Titcomb ,
then fish ...

Fishes and Fishing in Sunapee Lake

Author: William Converse Kendall

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Fish Flies

This is the definitive book on fly-tying, with thousands of fly patterns included for the enthusiast.

Fish Flies

Author: Terry Hellekson

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586856928

Page: 719

View: 178

This is the definitive book on fly-tying, with thousands of fly patterns included for the enthusiast. Expert angler, fly tier, and author Terry Hellekson addresses everything from the history of fly-fishing around the world to the history of fly tying and fly-tying materials. Hellekson shares interviews with fly-tying greats of years past, along with the fascinating history and background of some of the popular individual flies, making this a great read. His colorful recollections of people and events will intrigue and delight even the most serious fly tier. He also shares years of wisdom and knowledge on fly-tying colors; fly patterns; fly-tying tools, hooks, and materials; and fly-fishing and fly-tying methods. Hellekson' depicts hundreds of intricate patterns for dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs. Mayfly, stonefly, and caddisfly species are widely represented with simulations of the phases of their respective life cycles. Detailed patterns for terrestrials, damselflies and dragonflies, leeches and worms, midges, crustaceans, streamers, shad flies, steelhead flies, Atlantic salmon flies, Spey flies, Pacific salmon flies, and salmon and steelhead dry flies round out the book. This encyclopedia is organized into two distinct parts: the first section describes the origins of fly-fishing; the concepts of vision and perception of color; and the tools and materials from which artificial flies are created. It addresses dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies. The second section of the book thoroughly attends to the simulation of other insect orders, such as terrestrials and crustaceans, and then delves into the specifics of streamers, shad flies, steelhead flies, and more. Even a fly-fishing novice will be enthralled with illustrations that clarify the patterns in a reader-friendly style. Line illustrations throughout, plus more than 2,950 detailed fly patterns-including 695 flies shown in full color-make this a comprehensive fly-tying encyclopedia beyond compare. Terry Hellekson was born into the world of fly-fishing and spent his early life in Happy Camp, California, where his father had a fly-fishing guide service on the Klamath and Trinity rivers during the 1940s and 1950s. Hellekson not only fly-fished and tied flies as a youth, but he developed many new fly patterns and eventually became immersed in all phases of the fly-fishing and fly-tying businesses. He founded Fly Fishing Specialties, a wholesale and retail business. He continually exchanges information with leading experts in fly-fishing and fly tying. Hellekson has traveled the world discovering sources for fly-tying materials and other products that he sold on the international market. He has also fished many of the great lakes and rivers of the world, traveling to such far off places as Kashmir to test the waters of the Himalayas. Hellekson is one of the founders of the Northern Utah Fly Fishers and the Granite Bay Fly Casters in northern California. Through fly-tying classes and fly-fishing clinics, he has taught countless numbers of fly fishers the fine points of the sporting art. Besides the many articles he has written on fly-fishing and fly tying, he has authored two books, Popular Fly Patterns (1976) and Fish Flies (1995), with this revised edition the culmination of a lifetime of work. He has also made generous contributions to the works of other authors. He now lives and fishes with his wife, Patricia, in Montana, where they have the famous Kootenai River at their doorstep.