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Fishing Stories

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons’s new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


The Fly-Fisher's Companion

by Darrel Martin Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

This book grew from the author's desire to consolidate the many teachings that he uses in his popular fly-fishing classes. It is a textbook that includes concise and selective commentary on tackle, casting,...


Trout Fishing in the Catskills

by Ed Van Put & John Merwin Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the...


Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

by Jake MacDonald Greystone Books (October 25, 2014)

In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America’s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries...


Fabulous Fishing Funnies

by Jonny Hawkins Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

A collection of more than 150 comics from popular cartoonist Jonny Hawkins.

Any fisherman who has ever been annoyed by the braggart fisherman loudly celebrating every single catch or who has ever wondered what...


Black Bass

by John Alden Knight Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Originally published in 1949, John Alden Knight’s Black Bass enforces the idea that enjoying the sport of bass fishing to its fullest is only possible when one understands every aspect of it, including fish...


The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing

by Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer & Conway X. Bowman Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips...


Turning for Home

by Mike Gaddis Skyhorse (August 19, 2014)

There is a juncture in every journey when your heart must find soon again something long, dear, and gently known.

There is a waver in the wildest of wanderlust when the soul runs dry and must come again to the...


101 Favorite Nymphs and Wet Flies

by David Klausmeyer Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

101 Favorite Nymph and Wet Flies is the latest from acclaimed writer David Klausmeyer to complement his recent volume, 101 Favorite Dry Flies. Whether you are a beginner seeking a comprehensible fishing guide...


Travers Corners

by Scott Waldie Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

Welcome to Travers Corners, a dusty Montana town, where nothing much has happened since Herbert Hoover stopped for gas. Travers Corners, like most small towns, has no newspaper, no radio station; but here, large...


The Book of Fly Patterns

by Eric Leiser & David Klausmeyer Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

The finest fly tying reference book of all time.

Drawing on the designs and innovations of the best fly tyers, both past and present, Eric Leiser interprets more than one thousand classic and contemporary fly...


The Pocket Hunting & Fishing Guide

by Jay Cassell Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Hunters, fishers, campers, sportsmen . . . no matter your outdoor passion, Sportsmen’s Secrets, the handy guide to water and woodland wisdom, belongs in your kit. This conveniently sized and whimsical handbook...


Crunch & Des

by Philip Wylie & Karen Wylie Pryor Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon , and his friend...


Fly-Tying

by Helen Shaw & David Klausmeyer Skyhorse (June 24, 2014)

No book has taught—or retaught—more serious fly tiers the basic skills of fly tying than Helen Shaw’s Fly-Tying. Shaw’s simple and logical prose throughout and more than 250 life-size tying sequences make...


Fisherman's Summer

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

An end to Roderick L. Haig-Brown’s “seasons” cycle, Fisherman’s Summer is a book that can be read again and again, for both knowledge and pleasure. In this installment, he focuses again on the rivers...


Bass, Pike, Perch and Others

by James A. Henshall Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

A North American fishing handbook from one of the great masters of the sport.

First published in 1903, Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others remains a reliable resource for fishing enthusiasts in North America. As part...


Catfishing Secrets: Your Practical Catfishing Tips Guide To Catching The Big Catfish

by Bowe Packer Bowe Packer (April 29, 2014)

"So, you are finally ready to catch the Big Catfish?" "Looking to discover new catfishing techniques & strategies that will bring you closer to that bigfish?" "Exhausted all your catfishing resources, looking...


Fantastic Fishing Funnies

by Jonny Hawkins Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Any angler who has ever been annoyed by an overexcited beginner celebrating every lucky catch or who has ever wished the camera actually did add ten pounds to that freshly caught fish will be in good company...


In the Company of Rivers

by Ed Quigley Skyhorse (May 13, 2014)

In this charming collection of fly-fishing short stories, readers will discover that fly fishing can lead to many places. Experience the various journeys taken by the author to places like remote Labrador, Alaska,...


Fisherman's Bible

by Jay Cassell & Kirk Deeter Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

In the tradition of the bestselling Shooter’s Bible, Skyhorse Publishing presents the Fisherman’s Bible, the most complete reference guide for new fishing equipment and their specifications. Now, anglers...


Fly-Fishing Advice from an Old-Timer

by Ed Quigley Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

With decades of fly-fishing experience, Ed Quigley is the perfect candidate to provide fly-fishing know-how to prospective flyfishers.

For those new to fly fishing as well as for experienced anglers looking to...


The Advance Guide On Rod Blanks and a Rod Designer's Fishing Memoirs

by Daniel Chee Daniel E.L. Chee (April 07, 2014)

I first joined the fishing tackle industry as a fishing rod engineer for Shimano, this was later followed by the role of Product Manager for the fishing division. I have since moved on in my career; but as all...


A Rod Designer's Fishing Memoirs

by Daniel Chee Daniel E.L. Chee (March 24, 2014)

I first joined the fishing tackle industry as a fishing rod engineer for Shimano, this was later followed by the role of Product Manager for the fishing division. I have since moved on in my career; but as all...


The Advance Guide On Rod Blanks

by Daniel Chee Daniel E.L. Chee (April 07, 2014)

I first joined the fishing tackle industry as a fishing rod engineer for Shimano, this was later followed by the role of Product Manager for the fishing division. I have since moved on in my career; but as all...


All Fishermen Are Liars

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

This “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing....


Catskill Rivers

by Austin M. Francis & Dan Rather Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

Catskill Rivers is the story of the “birthplace of the American fly fishing.” Readers will discover this birthplace in such hallowed trout streams as the Beaverkill, the Willowemoc, the Neversink, the Delaware,...


Fish & Dive Florida and the Keys: A Candid Destination Guide Book 3

by Timothy O'Keefe Derrydale Press (September 01, 1992)

This candid travel destination guide is an honest fishing and diving appraisal of Florida's fresh water springs and coastal waters including the Keys, Gold Coast, Middle Atlantic, Upper Atlantic, Lower Gulf,...


Peacock Bass Addition Book 3

by Larry Larsen Derrydale Press (July 01, 1999)

Book 3 in the Peacock Bass Series, Peacock Bass Addiction focuses on catching America’s greatest gamefish, the peacock bass. It offers tips on where, when and how to catch this exciting fish, including range/seasonal...


Bass Pro Strategies: Locating and Catching Techniques of the Professionals Book 3

by Larry Larsen Derrydale Press (February 01, 1990)

Professional fishermen have opportunities to devote extended amounts of time to bass fishing and they don’t last long in the business unless they can learn from the experience and quickly apply that knowledge....


Bass Fishing Facts: An Angler's Guide to Bass Lifestyles and Behavior Book 6

by Larry Larsen Derrydale Press (February 01, 1989)

Productive bass anglers are those who can relate the facts of fishing to the current conditions. They utilize their knowledge about bass to determine the most effective bait and presentation. Wise anglers study...


Larry Larsen on Bass Tactics: How You Catch More and Bigger Bass

by Larry Larsen Derrydale Press (December 01, 1992)

Larry Larsen on Bass Tactics is the ultimate how-to book that focuses on proven productive methods. It is dedicated to serious bass anglers –those who are truly interested in learning more about the sport...


Wide and Deep

by Randy Spencer Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

A collection of stories from one of Maine’s master fishing guides.

There is little about the remote town Grand Lake Stream, in eastern Maine, and its surrounding lakes that Randy Spencer doesn’t know like...


The Seasonable Angler

by Nick Lyons Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Nick Lyons’s first fishing book, The Seasonable Angler, is 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,...


Fish & Dive the Caribbean V1: A Candid Destination Guide From Cancun to the British Islands Book 1

by Larry Larsen Derrydale Press (June 01, 1991)

Sooner or later every saltwater angler and diver begins casting glances toward the far off horizons of the Caribbean.


The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations

by Tom Rosenbauer Skyhorse (March 11, 2014)

Every fly fisher would agree that knowing your mayflies from your stoneflies is strongly correlated with a successful day on the water. This knowledge is vital because, as author Tom Rosenbauer notes, trout...


Bright Rivers

by Nick Lyons Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters.

A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in...


Do It Yourself Bonefishing

by Rod Hamilton & Kirk Deeter Derrydale Press (January 07, 2014)

Bonefish are considered to be among the world's premier fly game fish sought after by anglers. They inhabit shallow waters close to the shore and pose a challenge to even the most experienced fisherman, though...


The Fly Fishing Guide to Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness

by Al Marlowe & Karen Rae Christopherson WestWinds Press (September 24, 2013)

A complete fly fishing guide to Colorado's second largest wilderness area. Each chapter covers a section of the river and provides information on access, parking, seasons, hatches, recommended equipment, and...


Fishing Dogs

by Raymond Coppinger, Peter Pinardi & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

If you’re familiar with the world of hunting, you know how important dogs are in the field. Less known, however, is how vital these canines are to fishermen. For many anglers, packing your tackle and wading...


Land of Little Rivers

by Austin M. Francis & Enrico Ferorelli Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and many others—are celebrated in this gorgeous...


The Compleat Angler

by Izaak Walton Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

First published in 1653, this literary and nature classic offers a primer on fishing as well as a celebration of the sport's spirit with verse, song and folklore, moral reflections, and timeless wisdom.


Fisherman's Winter

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Originally published in 1954, Fisherman’s Winter is Roderick Haig-Brown’s final installment in his well-known “seasons” cycle. With a unique blend of experience and observation, Haig-Brown brings readers...


Central Florida: Larry Larsen's Guide to Bass Waters Book 2

by Larry Larsen Derrydale Press (December 01, 1991)

The book is an excellent resource for trip planning, seasonal information, water characteristics and other necessary details that make a bass fishing trip less of a guessing game. The book lists specific productive...


Veiled Horizons: Stories of Big Game Fish of the Sea

by Ralph Bandini Derrydale Press (September 26, 2001)

Offers a collection of anecdotes of fishing for the giants of the sea as well as fish tales many would find difficult to swallow.


Fisherman's Fall

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown Skyhorse (October 08, 2013)

Originally published in 1964, Fisherman’s Fall brings a unique perspective to the world of fall fishing. In the preface, Robert L. Haig-Brown ruminates on the attempts to preserve the salmon and trout in the...


The Complete Guide to Saltwater Fishing

by Al Ristori Skyhorse (June 11, 2012)

Learn about every aspect of saltwater fishing, including gear, tactics, species, behaviors, knots, and more.

Al Ristori's The Complete Guide to Saltwater Fishing aims to help both the novice and experienced...


Chasing Records

by Robert Cunningham Skyhorse (March 08, 2012)

For most anglers, catching a world-record fish is something they can only fantasize about. "Maybe," the angler thinks, "I'll get lucky." But if the reason you fish is to catch world-record fish, then luck is...


French Fishing Flies

by Jean-Paul Pequegnot, Robert A. Chino & Datus Proper Skyhorse (May 01, 2012)

Cul de Canard (Duck’s Rump), Farefelue (The Crazy One), Plantureuse (Buxom Gal), Peute (The Ugly One)—the names are deliciously French but one would make a terrible mistake to think that only French-born...


Fishless Days, Angling Nights

by Sparse Grey Hackle & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (February 07, 2012)

Treasure trove of fly-fishing and camping moments too good not to share.

17 black-and-white illustrations

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include...


Favorite Flies and Their Histories

by Mary Orvis Marbury Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

“Who of all that go a-fishing will deny the feeling of a calm content and the glow of satisfaction consequent upon a creel a little heavier of a fish a little larger than that of his fellow-fisherman?”

Over...