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Tactical Fly Fishing

by Devin Olsen Stackpole Books (February 01, 2019)

Devin Olsen explains how the techniques he has used to become a repeat medalist in fly fishing competitions around the world can be adapted to everyday fly fishing situations. He covers strategies, tactics,...


Martha's Vineyard Fish Tales

by Nelson Sigelman Stackpole Books (February 01, 2019)

The focus is on Martha’s Vineyard but the information, fishing tips, and stories about Island characters—Bob “Hawkeye” Jacobs jumping off Memorial Wharf to unsnag an albie he hooked—will sound familiar...


Herbert L. Welch

by Graydon Hilyard & Leslie Hilyard Stackpole Books (December 01, 2018)

Herb Welch, the inventor of the still popular streamer pattern, the Black Ghost, is Maine’s first and only celebrity guide to gain international status. With over 200 images including archival black and white...


Caddisflies

by Thomas Ames Jr. Stackpole Books (December 04, 2008)

Stunning and detailed color photographs of more than 100 species of caddisflies. Caddisfly hatches and how to identify them plus valuable tips on how to fish the hatch. Fly patterns for caddisfly pupae, larvae,...


The Fly Tying Artist

by Rick Takahashi Stackpole Books (November 01, 2018)

A collection of Rick Takahashi’s most effective fly designs, this book emphasizes Rick’s background in art (color and design theory) as well as share tying tips and fishing methods. Takahashi was the primary...


NOLS Wilderness Navigation

by Gene Trantham & Darran Wells Stackpole Books (November 01, 2018)

The official NOLS guide to finding your way in the outdoors. Being able to rely on your navigational skills can mean the difference between a successful day hiking and an unplanned overnight in the wilderness....


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...


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.


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...


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...


Point!

by Horace J. Lytle Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

In “Point!” the author has produced something considerably more than merely another book on the hunting of upland feathered game, and the canines that so gloriously help to make rays afield all that they...


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...


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....


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....


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.


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...


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...


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),...


NOLS Cookery

by Claudia Pearson Stackpole Books (September 01, 2017)

The keystone of the NOLS library, the Cookery has been a trusted and reliable resource used in the field by NOLS students and instructors for 50 years. First published by Stackpole in 1991, NOLS Cookery is in...


Stillwaters Simplified

by Tim Lockhart Stackpole Books (August 20, 2017)

Critical lessons from a stillwater fly-fishing junkie for catching more trout in lakes, ponds, and reservoirs including timing, strategy, patterns, and more

* Covers trout behavior, feeding, and patterns to match...


Feather Craft

by Kevin W. Erickson Stackpole Books (August 01, 2017)

First ever photographic and illustrated guide to the unusual and beautiful feathers used in salmon fly patterns, some common, others rare. In addition to macro photos of individual feathers and striking portraits...


Kayaking with Eric Jackson

by Eric Jackson Stackpole Books (June 01, 2017)

World-champion kayaker teaches basic paddling strokes and concepts

Four-time world champion kayaker, Eric Jackson teaches basic paddling strokes and concepts so that whatever water you choose to navigate you’ll...


Nymph Masters

by Jason Randall Stackpole Books (April 01, 2017)

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a fishing trip with the country’s best anglers? Author Jason Randall fishes with fly fishing giants such as George Daniel, Landon Mayer, Lefty Kreh, Ed Jaworowski,...


Wet Flies: Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Flymphs, Winged Wets, and All-Fur Wet Flies

by Dave Hughes Stackpole Books (July 15, 2015)

Dave Hughes has long believed that wet flies have an essential place in everyone's fly box and repertoire of trout tactics. That's why he has updated this 1995 classic with the benefit of the last two decades...


Fly-Fishing for Redfish

by Chico Fernandez Stackpole Books (September 15, 2015)

If you're looking to spend some time chasing one of the Atlantic's most popular sport fish, this book can help make it time well spent. Chico Fernández shares a lifetime of expertise and experiences fly fishing...


Spey Flies & How to Tie Them

by Bob Veverka Stackpole Books (January 15, 2015)

Elegant and graceful, Spey flies originated on the River Spey in northeastern Scotland and are well over 150 years old. Author Bob Veverka gives the history and background on classic Spey, Dee, Don, Eagle, and...


Production Fly Tying

by A. K. Best Stackpole Books (March 01, 2015)

Hailed by Lefty Kreh as the best fly-tying book of the past few years and by Field & Stream as "a bible of invaluable secrets," this revised third edition of a fly-tying classic is a great resource for both...


Leave No Trace in the Outdoors

by Jeffrey Marion Stackpole Books (July 15, 2014)

The essential guide for enjoying the outdoors without harming the environment.


Guide to the Longbow: Tips, Advice, and History for Target Shooting and Hunting

by Brian J. Sorrells Stackpole Books (October 15, 2014)

Advice on all aspects of selecting and shooting a longbow, including buying custom and choosing arrows.


Love at First Hike: A Memoir About Love and Triumph on the Appalachian Trail

by Michelle Pugh Stackpole Books (January 01, 2014)

When recent graduate Michelle Pugh sets out to fulfill a childhood dream of hiking the A.T. from start to finish, she enjoys the bliss of being surrounded by nature, the peacefulness of small trail towns, and...


Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Eating on the Trail

by Linda Frederick Yaffe Stackpole Books (January 01, 2014)

Improve your backpacking experience by creating the delicious and healthy home-dried meals and snacks featured in this book.


Stewart on the Wet Fly: Lessons from a Master Technician

by Paul Schullery Stackpole Books (August 18, 2008)

  • A key influence in modern soft-hackle and emerger fishing
  • Insight into the natural world combined with fly pattern theory
William Stewart's writings burst upon the angling world in 1857 in a flurry of acclaim...


Skues on Trout: Observations from an Angler Naturalist

by Paul Schullery Stackpole Books (December 26, 2007)

  • Useful advice from the father of nymph fishing
  • Extraordinary observations of the trout's world
George Edward MacKenzie Skues has been described not only as the father of nymph fishing but as the greatest fly fisher...


Modern Pheasant Hunting

by Steve Grooms Stackpole Books (August 10, 2005)

Completely revised and updated reference for pheasant hunters. Guidance on making the best use of pointing dogs and advice on guns, gear, and ammo. Includes a variety of pheasant recipes.


Long-Distance Hiking

by Dan Feldman Stackpole Books (August 01, 2013)

The how-to book for long-distance hikers who want to finish.