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Fishless Days, Angling Nights 

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ID No.: 826      
AU$35.00

Crown Publishers Inc. New York, 1972 3rd printing, 8vo,  Illust,  223pp,  D/J,  A treasury of stories and articles by the acknowledged. ”Dean of American Fly Fishermen”. It records the perils and rewards, the delights and disappointments of a lifetime of sporting days and nights on the stream.  There is a profound insight and a lighthearted philosophy into the character of fishermen and campers, reminiscences of famed anglers, wit and humour and there is a deeply evocative account of fun on fishless days.  -Fine/Fine                                                                                  

The New Compleat Angler,

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ID No.: 422.      
AU$25.00

McDonald & Co Publishers  London, 1988 reprint, 4to, Illust, 176pp, E/P, D/J, Foreword by Richard Walker. Inspired by Izaak Walton, this book celebrates his life on the tercentenary of his death. True to the spirit of the original, the book presents a leisurely and philosophic tour of angling as a passion worthy of true devotion. A book that makes the reader privy to the habits and strategies of many freshwater fish including the biting trout and the leaping salmon. A knowledgeable but humorous text. Illustrated by Martin Knowelden. Slight wear to edges of D/J.   -Fine/Very Good 

Crosscurrents.

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ID No.: 113.
AU$48.00

The Lyons PressNew York,  1999, 8vo, 210pp, D/J.  Foreword by Ted Leeson. A fly fishers progress. Babb is one of the most eccentric and riveting new voices to be heard in the world of  fly fishing, His story is unique as it is realised as related to the reader. From early days in Tennessee, his migration to backwoods Maine where he built his cabin. He explores his first fly rods in “Blue Collar Cane, his early use of the wet fly, and the expeditions he made for bream. Always he fishes with a maverick genius. From this early experiences he rose to become the editor of Greys Sporting Journal. -Fine/Fine     

A Fisherman's Year,

by  PARSONS, John.
ID No.: 2520.
AU$45.00

Collins Auckland, 1974, 8vo, Illust, 217pp.  E/P,  D/J.  Fishing adventures of the authors most memorable fishing outings in England and New Zealand.  'With this book, New Zealand angling literature took a great step forward' (Hammond) – Cover has angler sitting on the bank. P/C,  -Fine                                                             

The Fishing Here Is Great!,

by  MILLS, Derek.
ID No.: 1193.
AU$25.00

William Collins & Sons London, 1985, 8vo, Illust, 153pp, plus index and biblio. D/J.  A light-hearted discourse on the social history of angling as depicted on old post cards It shows that there is more to fishing than a mere contest between man and fish and that anglers are compassionate people with a sence of responsibility for their natural heritage.  - Near Mint                                                                                                       

The Best Of ‘BB”. An Anthology

by  “B.B.” (WATKINS-PITCHFORD, Denys).
ID No.: 4585.
AU$30.00

Michael Joseph London. 1983, 8vo, Illust, 289pp. D/J. This anthology, produced to celebrate the authors 80th birthday, contains extracts from all of his adult books and a few extracts from his childrens books.  From stories of wild-fowling in the far north of Britian to night fishing for carp in dark Midland pools, from his famous books about the white goose to his stories of the fantastical Little Grey Men, there is something for everyone who loves the British countryside. The extracts are accompanied by illustrations by the author.  -Fine.    

Flylines Anniversary Issue 

by  ACT FLY FISHERS INC.            
ID No.: 3783
AU$50.00

ACT Fly Fishers Inc. 2003 8vo. Illust. 170p. Soft cover.  The twenty fifth Anniversary Issue (1978-2003). A collection of selected articles, photographs, reports,  poems, cartoons and sketches from the annual reports for each of the years.  Foreword by Dalton Neville. -Fine   

Woolly Worms and Wombats: A sidelong look at fishing down under.

by  DAWSON, Chris
ID No.: 4478.
AU$35.00

Johnson Books  Boulder, 1994.   8vo, 163pp.  soft cover. An American’s experiences flyfishing in Australia and New Zealand. "Dawson understands that there’s more to a long fishing trip than fish. There are people, places, customs, beers and in this case Kangeroos.”-John Gierach  –Fine                                                                                                                           

Fly Fishing Small Streams

by  Gierach, John
ID No.: 2087
AU$30.00

Stackpole Books  Harrisburg, 1989, 8vo, 159pp,  Soft Cover,  Illustrated by Deborah Bond. An extremely readable discussion of the business of fly fishing of small trout streams with lots of references to the authors own experiences.   It is a selection of short stories on the art, techniques and the challenge of fishing on small streams. Chapters include  A Finely Balanced Environment, Sneaking Around on Your Hands and  Knees, A Crisp, Low, Sidearm Roll Cast, You Can Catch Them on Anything, The Comforts of Stuff and Where There is Trout There is Hope. Previous owners name. Slight foxing.– Fine

Lore of Trout Fishing.

by  LEE, Art
ID No.: 3391.
AU$25.00

Human Kinetics Illocrcnois. 1999. 1st Edn. 4to. Illust. 234pp.  D/J.   A special collection of lessons from the pages of Fly Fisherman  magazine.  Foreword by John Randolph. This book presents many of the finest writings by one of fly fishings most respected and recognised anglers- This collection features more than 30 years of classic essays on all aspects of fishing for trout. Supported by over 200 photographs. Ex Lib with the usual markings -Fine                                                                                                               

Fishless Days, Angling Nights 

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ID No.: 826      
AU$35.00

Crown Publishers Inc. New York, 1972 3rd printing, 8vo,  Illust,  223pp,  D/J,  A treasury of stories and articles by the acknowledged. ”Dean of American Fly Fishermen”. It records the perils and rewards, the delights and disappointments of a lifetime of sporting days and nights on the stream.  There is a profound insight and a lighthearted philosophy into the character of fishermen and campers, reminiscences of famed anglers, wit and humour and there is a deeply evocative account of fun on fishless days.  -Fine/Fine                                                                                  

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