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Camera Trapping Guide

by Janet Pesaturo Stackpole Books (September 01, 2018)

Using a specially made, inexpensive and rugged heat-detecting camera, you can view wildlife up close. Camera Trapping Guide gives you the trapping techniques and knowledge of animal behaviors so you can get...


Overshot Simply

by Susan Kesler-Simpson Stackpole Books (August 01, 2018)

Overshot is perhaps the most iconic weaving technique--think antique coverlets and fancy table runners--yet many weavers are intimidated by its complex-looking structure. But it doesn't have to be difficult!...


Paper Bead Jewelry

by Keiko Sakamoto & World Book Media Stackpole Books (August 20, 2018)

Any paper—magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper, copy paper—can be upcycled into a variety of shapes and sizes of paper beads that can be used to make colorful, unique pieces of jewelry that no one would...


Nymph Fishing

by George Daniel Stackpole Books (July 01, 2018)

Best-selling author George Daniel shares expert tactics and techniques for a new generation of nymph anglers. He covers specialized equipment, flies, and presentations, focusing on advanced lessons and tips...


Fear of Fly Fishing

by Jack Ohman Stackpole Books (September 01, 2018)

“Jack Ohman takes a sport that is already intrinsically hilarious and makes it even funnier.”

—Ted Leeson

Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist (and fanatical fly fisher) Jack Ohman takes a light-hearted...


Weaving Western Sakiori

by Amanda Robinette Stackpole Books (June 30, 2018)

Sakiori is an approach to rag weaving used by Japanese peasants to cope with the scarcity of new cloth for clothing and household textiles. In modern times, there is instead an overabundance of cloth filling...


Easy Lace Knits

by Anniken Allis Stackpole Books (June 30, 2018)

Love the look of lace but think it’s too complicated for the average knitter? Think again! With this book, Anniken Allis throws wide the door to lace for all knitters. Utilizing simple, easy-to-learn lace...


Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard

by Sharon Sorenson Stackpole Books (August 01, 2018)

Welcoming birds to your yard isn’t about choosing the right feeders and bird food. If you want to attract the widest range of birds to your home, you need to plant a diversity of native plants. Why go green?...


Crocheted Hoods and Cowls

by Tammy Flores Stackpole Books (June 01, 2018)

This collection of crocheted patterns includes adorable animal hoods like a giraffe and bunny for kids and elegant, textured styles for adults. Hoods are both stylish and extra-warm, protecting both your head...


Crochet Lacy Shawls

by Rohn Strong Stackpole Books (June 01, 2018)

An eye-catching, delicate shawl brightens up any look, and because the pieces are crocheted, they work up quickly, so you’ll be enjoying your new shawls before you know it. A variety of construction methods...


Fly Fishing Guide to the Colorado River and Tributaries

by Bob Dye Stackpole Books (June 01, 2018)

A complete, all-seasons guide to the Colorado River and tributaries including Roaring Fork, Eagle, Frasier, and Fryingpan. Includes breathtaking images, fly patterns, hatch information, and more.


Tying and Fishing Deer Hair Flies

by Tim Jacobs Stackpole Books (April 01, 2018)

A complete guide to selecting, handling, and tying deer hair, with notes on using other hairs as well. Covers patterns for trout, bass, musky, and other species as well as important fishing techniques.


Knitted Tanks & Tunics

by Angela Hahn Stackpole Books (April 01, 2018)

Knit cool, breezy tanks for the warm spring and summer months with 21 patterns for a variety of tops, from lacy camisoles to layering tanks to tunics with stylish details. With no sleeves to add, these tops...


Candle Making Basics

by Eric Ebeling, Scott Ham & Alan Wycheck Stackpole Books (March 01, 2018)

The complete guide to candle making, from equipment and materials to finished product. Step-by-step photographs and expert advice guide you through the process, showing you how to avoid common mistakes along...


Mastering Sporting Clays

by Don Currie Stackpole Books (April 01, 2018)

Mastering Sporting Clays is a perfect guide for all levels of sporting clays shooters, from recreational to competitor. Beginner and novice shooters learn essential first steps, including an easy to remember...


Colored Pencil on Copper Jewelry

by Roxan O'Brien Stackpole Books (January 01, 2018)

At last, an easy way to add gorgeous color to your metalwork without the use of a kiln! Armed with colored pencils and a few simple techniques, you can have the beautiful look of enameled jewelry in much less...


Smallmouth

by Tim Landwehr, Dave Karczynski & Dave Whitlock Stackpole Books (October 01, 2017)

Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River...


Felted Fiber Menagerie

by Neysa Russo Stackpole Books (February 01, 2018)

Combine 3-D needle felting and tapestry felting to create a menagerie to liven up your table. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions for felting both the 3-D head and the flat part of each table mat are included....


30 Knitted Headbands and Ear Warmers

by Jenise Hope Stackpole Books (October 30, 2017)

There are so many reasons that headbands, ear warmers, and other types of head wraps are ever-popular! They can be used to keep your hair back, block the wind from your ears during outdoor activities, and add...


Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Backcountry

by Bruce Staples Stackpole Books (December 01, 2017)

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most crowded parks in the country, and for good reason: breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife, and for anglers, great fishing. Yet, even a short hike from the road or...


Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners

by Maureen Peters Stackpole Books (October 31, 2017)

Try your hand at a beautiful, classic and modern style of writing!

A basic, how-to book for beginners featuring 5 popular fonts or hands, Italic, Uncial, Foundational, Gothic, and Casual Pointed Pen, shown in...


Kayak Fly Fishing

by Ben Duchesney Stackpole Books (November 01, 2017)

Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing segments in the sport of fly fishing. In addition to getting you away from the bank and to unpressured water, they are stealthy, easily transported and stored, and...


Essential Trout Flies

by Dave Hughes Stackpole Books (October 20, 2017)

If you fly fish, you need flies. Which ones to choose for taking trout? Here are the 50 proven, go-to patterns that every trout fly fisher should carry to catch trout almost all the time, anywhere in the world...


The Saltwater Edge

by Nick Curcione Stackpole Books (August 20, 2017)

In this book, Nick Curcione covers his entire saltwater system (knots, rigging, tackle, approach) with detailed information on shooting heads, sinking lines, and two-handed rods for the salt, which have not...


Modern Steelhead Flies

by Rob Russell, Jay Nicholas & Jon Jensen Stackpole Books (September 30, 2017)

Fly patterns, step-by-step tying instructions, and fishing tips from hardcore West Coast and Great Lakes steelheaders. Includes over 30 tiers from around the country, ranging from British Columbia to Great Lakes....


Box Stitch Crochet

by Corinne Freeman Stackpole Books (September 30, 2017)

The box stitch, or corner-to-corner stitch, is for more than just afghans! Crochet it in creative ways to make wraps, scarves, hats, tops, fingerless mittens, and other accessories with the instructions and...


My Crocheted Closet

by Salena Baca Stackpole Books (October 31, 2017)

Showcase your crochet style every day of the week, every month of the year! Designed to be go-to items in your wardrobe, every pattern in this collection was created to be a piece that you will reach for again...


High Tide and an East Wind

by Bruce S. Wright Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Eastern waterfowlers, who know the black duck best, regard this big dusky bird as the top game bird against which all other ducks are measured. In parts of the Northeast this feeling of affection is so strong...


Prairie Ducks

by Lyle K. Sowls Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

The success of duck hunters throughout much of North America each fall depends to a large degree upon the spring productivity of the breeding waterfowl in the northern prairie states and the central provinces...


Robert Churchill's Game Shooting

by MacDonald Hastings Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

This edition of the standard textbook on its subject has been revised by Robert Churchill’s biographer. Macdonald Hastings, himself well-known in the shooting field (and other fields as well), has incorporated...


Complete Book of the Wild Turkey

by Roger M. Latham Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

An illustrated guide to hunting for one of America's most popular game birds.


The Lure and Lore of Trout Fishing

by Alvin R. Grove Jr. Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Every trout fisherman will find The Lure and Lore of Trout Fishing a most valuable addition to his angling library. It is the first book on trout fishing which contributes here in America much that the works...


The Retriever Game

by Boyd Gibbons Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Well before dawn on a mid-November morning, a caravan of customized pick-up trucks begins filing out of Duncan, Oklahoma. At that dark hour they appear to be nothing more than campers, but they are dog trucks....


Colt

by James L. Mitchell Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Same Colt! The mere mention of his name brings to the minds of practically all who read, one thing only—guns. Their interest in guns may be active or passive, all according to their inclinations and temperament,...


Greatest Fishing

by Joe Brooks Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Joe Brooks takes the reader with him as he fishes the finest places in the world. His life is a series of major trips, followed by sterling accounts of the situations and incidents encountered Greatest Fishing...


On Your Own in the Wilderness

by Bradford Angier & Col. Townsend Whelen Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

What Thoreau proved a century ago about returning to nature will still work today. There is an inexpressible thrill in the intimate study of primitive country, the workshop of nature, the appreciation of wilderness...


Living off the Country

by Bradford Angier Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Living off the Country changes the risk of moving around in the outdoors into trouble-free times…offering take-along tips for finding free appetite fillers, thirst quenchers, weapons and warmth in all kinds...


Being Your Own Wilderness Doctor

by Bradford Angier & Dr. E. Russel Kodet Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Being your own wilderness doctor for the security of knowing what to do for the best—in case of the worst—a more than first-aid companion that’s always there when a doctor may be too far away.

Angier who...


American Duck Shooting

by George Bird Grinnell & Jim Casada Stackpole Books (August 01, 1991)

First published in 1901 at the height of Grinnell's career, the work of a man who both relished the thrill of the hunt yet cherished wildlife and natural lands.


The Elk of North America

by Olaus J. Murie Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

This is an outstanding treatise on one of America’s most widely hunted and most important big-game animals. Although thousands of sportsmen take to the field each year in quest of trophies, the perpetuation...


The Bobcat of North America

by Stanley P. Young Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

In this volume Stanley P. Young completes his series of monographs on the major predatory mammals of North America. As in his earlier works, The Wolves of North America; The Puma, Mysterious American Cat; and...


Hartman on Skeet

by Barney Hartman Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Here at last is the definitive book on skeet shooting. The name of its author, Barney Hartman, is already a byword within North America's skeet shooting community. For novices, it's enough to say that during...


Just Fishing Talk

by Gifford Pinchot Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

The catching of fish, said the Sage of Chocoloskee, is but an incident in fishing. He told the frozen truth. To be out in the open where fish are; to watch them at their great business of living; to see them...


Bear!

by Clyde Ormond Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Bear! Is a fascinating volume which will grip the interest and fire the imagination of both the seasoned outdoorsman and the one who must enjoy the thrills of big-game hunting from his arm-chair reading.

The...


Advanced Hunting on Deer and Elk Trails

by Francis E. Sell Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Successful deer and elk hunting goes far beyond luck, it is dependent for the most part upon knowledge and procedure. The man who takes his hunting seriously will be fascinated by the techniques and thinking...


Gone Fishin'

by Charles Elliott Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Master story teller Charlie Elliott says it perfectly in this book for all fishermen: “Whether you are a fresh water Walton or the owner of a yacht, plowing the depths beyond the sight of land for a long-billed...


Advanced Fly Fishing

by Eugene F. Burns Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Eugene Burns worked tirelessly and meticulously to research and understand the fundamentals of fly fishing. He questioned traditional fishing methods and ideas used for hundreds of years and honed in on subtle...


Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks

by Noreen Crone-Findlay Stackpole Books (September 01, 2017)

Easy to learn, portable, and lots of fun--that's weaving on peg looms and weaving sticks! This book introduces you to the craft and answers all of your questions.


The Best Bass Flies

by Jay Zimmerman Stackpole Books (October 01, 2017)

Bass fishing (largemouth, primarily) is growing in popularity around the country; it is growing really fast in western states such as Colorado, Idaho, and Nebraska due to the accessibility (public water nearby),...


Dress-to-Impress Knitted Boot Cuffs & Leg Warmers

by Pam Powers Stackpole Books (September 01, 2017)

Boot cuffs are just the thing to add a little spice to your style! Peeking just over your boot tops, they can be lacy, sporty, thick and warm, or delicate and feminine. Best of all, they are easy-to-knit tubes...