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Author Name:    ANDERSON, Gary SUTTON, Ed

Title:   Atlantic Salmon & The Fly Fisherman. First Trade Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Doubleday Canada Limited, Toronto, 1985, ISBN:0385232845 

Seller ID:   5498

ANDERSON, Gary. Atlantic Salmon & The Fly Fisherman. Sketches by Ed Sutton.(Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1985). Pp (14),[1]240,(2) + 8 p. of co lor photos. 4to, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 20 chapters in 5 sections. In the section Where to Fish: Chapter 9: Rivers of Newfoundland and Labrador (pp.99-109). 10.The Varied Rivers of Nova Scotia 110-121); 11.The Mighty Miramichi (pp.122-137); also short sections on P.E.I. and other N.B. rivers in Chapter 13. Chapters 3 to 8 on technique; 14 to 16 "Fishing Experiences"; 17.Sharing the Salmon: Issues and Policies [commercial fishing, Native Indian fishery, poaching, &c]; 18.Salmon Conservation and Enhancement;19.Cooking the Catch. With a bibliography and an index. Out of print. "The Atlantic salmon has long been realized as the supreme challenge of the fly fisherman. A fish of puzzling moods and limited predictability, the Atlant ic salmon is not easily understood. This book helps unravel the mysteries of this king of fishes. It is an authoritative and personal account not onlyof the salmon and how it can be tempted to the fly, but of its preferences , personality and behaviour. It is a tale of the salmon's life and prospects; it is a record of the lore and traditions which surround salmon fishing in Canada and the United States. Individual chapters cover all the salmon producing areas of North America from the coast of Maine through to the northernmost reaches of Newfoundland, Labrador and Ungava and there are tables of proven methods on two dozen major rivers. Gary Anderson shares his intimate knowledge of the salmon and its rivers only after many years of detailed observation and research. There are over a hundred photographs covering ascore of rivers as well as line drawings, sketches and maps by wildlite ar tist Ed Sutton. This book is of interest to any fisherman who has dreamed of one day fishing the mighty salmon. It will teach the novice how to begin and for the most devout expert it will provide new insights. The book is written with a depth of understanding and appreciation of nature which inextricably links the angler with the salmon and the vaiues of the past with thepromise of the future." (from the dj). Full Contents : Foreword. Preface. Introduction : 1. The Salmon Rivers ot North America. 2. The Life Cycle : Early Life in the River; Migration to Sea; Grilse, Salmon and Large Salmon; Return to the River; Spawning; Kelts; Survival. Technique : 3. Knowing the Water : Where the Salmon lie; Knowing the Water. 4. Fishing the Wet Fly : Traditional Presentation; Angle of Cast and Mending the Line; The Speed of aWet Fly; Positioning the Fly; Raising the Fish; Striking. 5. Fishing the D ry Fly : Traditional Presentation; Hooking the Hsh; Refinements in Fly Presentation. 6. What fly? : Wet Flies; Dry Flies. 7. Difficult Water Conditions : High Water; Low Water. 8. The Fight : Playing the Salmon; Landing; Releasing; Storing the Fish. Where to Fish : 9. Rivers of Newfoundland and Labrador. 10. The Varied Rivers of Nova Scotia. 11. The Mighty Miramichi : History; The River and its Fish; The Fishing; Branches of the River; Conclusion. 12. The Aristocratic Rivers of Gaspesie. 13. The Other Salmon Rivers of North America : United States of America; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Quehec North Shore; Ungava. Fishing Experiences : 14. First Fish of the Year. 15. Wilderness Canoeing for Atlantic Salmon. 16. Fishing in the GrandOld Style. Conclusion : 17. Sharing the Salmon: Issues and Policies : The Commercial Fishery; The Native Indian Fishery; Poaching; Sharing the Water;Angling Harvest. 18. Salmon Conservation and Enhancement : Pollution; Rive r Management; Research; River Development and Restoration; Leadership. 19. Cooking the Catch : Caring for the Catch; Recipies; Serving a Whole Salmon.20. The Odds of Success. Retrospect. Bibliography. Appendices. Index. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00


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