Books Being Held at Library's Front Desk for the Interim Class's Students to Check Out
Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski
Call Number: SH691.B6 D66 2016
Publication Date: 2016
"Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passions--poetry and fly-fishing; two children, one of them in utero; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter, at this particularly challenging moment, 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. Dombrowski discovers a profound integrity and wisdom in the guide's life"--Publisher's description.
Crosscurrents: The Fly-Fisherman's Progress by James R. Babb
Call Number: SH456 .B24 1999
Publication Date: 1999
"Babb recounts his early days with a cast of colorful and bizarre local characters in a small East Tennessee town. He tells of his migration through Brahmin Boston to the backwoods of Maine, where he built his house. The story is always connected to fly fishing"--Publisher's description.
Different Angle: Fly Fishing Stories by Women / Holly Morris, editor
Call Number: SH456 .D55 1995
Publication Date: 1995
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx to fly-casting champion Joan Wulff, this anthology presents 'a different angle' on the literature of fly fishing and its great tales of adventure, renewal, and discovery. Whether exploring the sensual and spiritual pleasures of casting a line or the realities of being female in the predominantly male world of fly fishing, the women in this collection write with humor, eloquence, and passion about the sport they love"--Book jacket
Faithful Travelers: A Father, a Daughter, a Fly-Fishing Journey of the Heart by James Dodson
Call Number: HQ755.85 .D644 1998
Publication Date: 1998
With a fly-fishing rod and reel, a father embarks with his seven-year-old daughter on a journey across America in search of clear-running streams, swift elusive fish, and the eternal truths that only nature can provide.
Fly-Fishing the 41st : Around the World on the 41st Parallel by James Prosek
Call Number: SH456 .P765 2003
Publication Date: 2003
"Prosek eloquently demonstrates that angling is a kind of universal language. He takes us on an unforgettable journey.
Beginning in his hometown of Easton, Connecticut, Prosek circumnavigates the globe along the 41st parallel, traveling through Spain, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Japan. Along the way he shares some of the best fishing in the world with a host of wonderfully eccentric and memorable characters"--Publisher's description.
Joe Humphreys's Trout Tactics by Joe Humphreys
Call Number: SH687 .H774 1981
Publication Date: 1981
An expanded classic on how to cast and otherwise present nymph-, streamer-, dry-, and wet-fly patterns, and to control fishing depth.
Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing by Thomas McGuane
Call Number: SH443 .M38 1999
Publication Date: 1999
The thirty-three essays in this collection take you "from the tarpon of Florida to the salmon of Iceland, from the bonefish of Mexico to the trout of Montana. They bring you "characters as varied as a highly literate Canadian frontiersman and a devoutly Mormon river guide," and "address issues ranging from the esoteric art of tying flies to the enduring philosophy of a seventeenth-century angler. Infused with a deep experience of wildlife and the outdoors, both reverent and hilarious by turns"--Publisher's description.
Place on the Water: An Angler's Reflections on Home by Jerry Dennis
Call Number: SH509 .D46 1993
Publication Date: 1993
"More than a collection of fishing stories, A Place on the Water is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take for granted"--Publisher's description.
Return to the River by Roderick L. Haig-Brown
Call Number: QL795.F7 H29 1941
Publication Date: 1941
"Return to the River remains one of the finest books ever written about the salmon and has won its place as an angler's and naturalist's classic. Drawn back again to spawn in the stream that hatched them, the deep-sea salmon, the great silver chinooks, return as inevitably as the September rains. Return to the River captures the whole sweep of the chinook migration in every significant detail"--Publisher's description.
Seasonable Angler by Nick Lyons
Call Number: SH441 .L95 1970
Publication Date: 1970
"The story of a fisherman's year, from the projects and fantasies of an angler's winter through the thrill of a June evening's rise on the Beaverkill, and on to the pleasures and melancholia of autumn trout fishing. In a book of spirited contrasts, Nick Lyons recounts hilarious misadventures on opening day and on family trips, as well as quiet moments when the fisherman becomes contemplative and close to nature. Lyons captures the excitement of catching a first trout--and the sadness of having killed, at times, too many fish. There is an increasing respect for the natural world, for conservation, and for the spirit of the sport"--Publisher's description.
Traver on Fishing : A Treasury of Robert Traver's Finest Stories and Essays about Fishing for Trout by Robert Traver
Call Number: SH687 .T698 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Traver (whose real name was John Voelker) wrote Anatomy of a Murder.
Trout Bum by John Gierach
Call Number: SH687 .G54 1988
Publication Date: 1988
"Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. While for most of us fly-fishing is an escape from daily life, for John Gierach and his friends fly-fishing IS a way of life. They are 'trout bums'"--Publisher's description.
Uncommon Waters by Holly Morris
Call Number: PS509.F5 U53 1998
Publication Date: 1998
"In this anthology, 34 contributors, including Margaret Atwood and Ted Gallagher, provide the literary answer to why women have gone, and will always go, fishing"--Publisher's description.
Whitefish Can't Jump and Other Tales of Gamefish on the Fly by E. Donnall Thomas
Call Number: SH456 .T49 1994
Publication Date: 1994
"Here are 19 fly-fishing stories where the fish [including trout and bonefish] and the places they are found unabashedly occupy center stage"--Publisher's description.
Wisdom of the Guides: Rocky Mountain Trout Guides Talk Fly Fishing by Paul Arnold
Call Number: SH464.R63 A76 1998
Publication Date: 1998
"Interviews with some of the best Rocky Mountain trout guides: Gary LaFontaine, Craig Mathews, Johnny Gomez Jennifer Olsson, John Flick, Thomas Knopick, Larry Tullis, Mike Lawson, Charlie Gilman, Al Troth, Paul Roos. Priceless trout-fishing information presented by the people who are out there every day. Hatches, techniques, destinations, insight"--Description from the website of Thrift Books.
Year of the Angler; and, Year of the Trout: Tales of Fly Fishing, Rivers, the Environment, and Life by Steve Raymond
Call Number: SH462 .R39 2005
Publication Date: 2005
"Raymond fishes Western waters, particularly the Northwest. Here are accounts of adventures on the Hoh, the Duwamish, the North Fork of the Stillaguamish, the Hanford Reach of the Columbia, Pass Lake, and Columbia Basin Pond. Here, too, are affectionate portraits of the great fish of those waters--the sea-run cutthroat, salmon, steelhead, rainbow, and brown trout. As much as it is a book about fish and rivers, it is also a book about life, about the passage of time, the seasons, man and his place in the environment, family, pain and pleasure"--Publisher's description.