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The unreasonable virtue of fly fishing, Mark Kurlansky

Label
The unreasonable virtue of fly fishing
Title
The unreasonable virtue of fly fishing
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kurlansky
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning, bestselling author of COD--the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish. Fly fishing, historian Mark Kurlansky has found, is a battle of wits, fly fisher vs. fish--and the fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets--salmon, trout, and char--are highly intelligent, wily, strong, and athletic animals. The allure, Kurlansky finds, is that fly fishing makes catching a fish as difficult as possible. There is an art, too, in the crafting of flies. Beautiful and intricate, some are made with more than two dozen pieces of feather and fur from exotic animals. The cast as well is a matter of grace and rhythm, with different casts and rods yielding varying results. Kurlansky is known for his deep dives into the history of specific subjects, from cod to oysters to milk. But he spent his boyhood days on the shore of a shallow pond. Here, where tiny fish weaved under a rocky waterfall, he first tied string to a branch, dangled a worm into the water, and unleashed his passion for fishing. Since then, a lifelong love of the sport has led him around the world to many countries, coasts, and rivers--from the wilds of Alaska to Basque country, from the Catskills in New York to Oregon's Columbia River, from Ireland and Norway to Russia and Japan. And, in true Kurlansky fashion, he absorbed every fact, detail, and anecdote along the way. THE UNREASONABLE VIRTUE OF FLY FISHING marries Kurlansky's signature wide-ranging reach with a subject that has captivated him for a lifetime--combining history, craft, and personal memoir to show readers, devotees of the sport or not, the necessity of experiencing nature's balm first-hand"--
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Kurlansky, Mark
Dewey number
688.7/9124
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SH456
LC item number
.K87 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fly fishing
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Fisheries & Aquaculture
Target audience
adult
Label
The unreasonable virtue of fly fishing, Mark Kurlansky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1178870276
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781635573077
Lccn
2020032230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1178870276
Label
The unreasonable virtue of fly fishing, Mark Kurlansky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1178870276
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781635573077
Lccn
2020032230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1178870276

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