The Snowfly

Author: Joseph Heywood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762795166
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The Snowfly from the Author: Joseph Heywood. One legendary insect--enormous, white, and exceedingly rare--attracts trout of such size that they couldn’t possibly exist in the world as we know it. But in Heywood’s classic novel, such things can and do exist. Protagonist Bowie Rhodes, UPI reporter and expert fly fisherman, had learned of the snowfly early in his childhood. It hatches every seven to ten years, never on the same river twice, bringing to rise trout so huge they would have to have lived forty years or more; trout so wily that they never allow themselves to be caught--or even seen; trout so hungry for this fly that they will risk exposure to rise for the hatch. The snowfly is the sacred quest of the most obsessed trout hunters, existing--it seems--only in myth and in a lost manuscript. Rhodes’s reporting brings him to such sites as the jungles of Vietnam, the labyrinth of Brezhnev’s Soviet Union, and a poisoned Canadian wasteland of uranium mines. His hunt for the manuscript, meanwhile, takes him deep into his own heart of darkness. Richly imaginative and sensual, the world of The Snowfly has more mystery lurking beneath the surface waters than our own. Or does it?

Snowfly

Author: Joseph Heywood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762797762
Size: 15.86 MB
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Snowfly from the Author: Joseph Heywood. One legendary insect--enormous, white, and exceedingly rare--attracts trout of such size that they couldn’t possibly exist in the world as we know it. But in Heywood’s classic novel, such things can and do exist. Protagonist Bowie Rhodes, UPI reporter and expert fly fisherman, had learned of the snowfly early in his childhood. It hatches every seven to ten years, never on the same river twice, bringing to rise trout so huge they would have to have lived forty years or more; trout so wily that they never allow themselves to be caught--or even seen; trout so hungry for this fly that they will risk exposure to rise for the hatch. The snowfly is the sacred quest of the most obsessed trout hunters, existing--it seems--only in myth and in a lost manuscript. Rhodes’s reporting brings him to such sites as the jungles of Vietnam, the labyrinth of Brezhnev’s Soviet Union, and a poisoned Canadian wasteland of uranium mines. His hunt for the manuscript, meanwhile, takes him deep into his own heart of darkness. Richly imaginative and sensual, the world of The Snowfly has more mystery lurking beneath the surface waters than our own. Or does it?

Spey Flies How To Tie Them

Author: Bob Veverka
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811715000
Size: 66.12 MB
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Spey Flies How To Tie Them from the Author: Bob Veverka. 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 Steelhead Spey patterns, including step-by-step tying instructions. • The standard reference for all those who tie salmon and steelhead flies • Exquisite color plates and patterns for 167 flies, tied by Syd Glasso, Walt Johnson, Joe Howell, and more • Advice for choosing the best hooks, thread, materials, and feathers

The Five Of Hearts

Author: Patricia O'Toole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743299237
Size: 65.69 MB
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The Five Of Hearts from the Author: Patricia O'Toole. The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams, historian and scion of America's first political dynasty; his wife, Clover, gifted photographer and tragic victim of depression; John Hay, ambassador and secretary of state; his wife, Clara, a Midwestern heiress; and Clarence King, pioneering geologist, entrepreneur, and man of mystery. They knew every president from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt and befriended Henry James, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and a host of other illustrious figures on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Flower Of Myfous 2 Pleasure Lands

Author: Peter Thompson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326638483
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The Flower Of Myfous 2 Pleasure Lands from the Author: Peter Thompson. The sentient computer virus causes more trouble for the twenty planets that make up the human elite. It embarks on a method using an intelligent bug queen that sends her worker and soldier bugs to take over a planet that is lightly populated after a long war of attrition. Once again, the earthman Jonathan Peel is sent to this planet by Myfous along with a small band of soldiers to find out what is happening. He finds that new queens are pregnant with super bug soldiers, modified by Pit, that are to be an invasion force to attack all human planets. Can Jonathan and his team stop this?

Wolven 2 The Twilight Circus

Author: Di Toft
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1910655058
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Wolven 2 The Twilight Circus from the Author: Di Toft. Woody has spent the summer dodging mutant werewolves and barking-mad scientists. Now can he escape a black widow vampire's evil hive in the Twilight Circus of Illusion?

My Life As Mom To 2 Boys And A Husband

Author: Sarah Green
Publisher: Sarah Green
ISBN:
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My Life As Mom To 2 Boys And A Husband from the Author: Sarah Green. Please pass me that parenting book; I need to smack my forehead with it! Life’s most teachable moments…why do they happen when the prim and proper lady that you have always admired from a distance is standing two feet away? Why do they happen when someone stops by your house, and you need a front-loader to scoop a path to the door because you have been sick for a week? Why do they happen when your toddler decides to speak his first full sentence in a public bathroom loudly commenting on the sounds from the next stall? It has been stated, “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” It takes your breath away when your son randomly decides to scream “BOO” in a store at a total stranger, causing them to drop their parcels. It is hard to breathe when your child vomits on the bald man’s head in front of you on an airplane. Here are some amazingly breath-taking moments that have made my life laughably enjoyable (although often embarrassing.) May they bring enjoyment to your life, as they have to mine.

Twenty Salmon Flies

Author: Michael D. Radencich
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811705234
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Twenty Salmon Flies from the Author: Michael D. Radencich. Twenty Salmon Flies features in depth and detail the full range of classic salmon fly patterns from the simplest to the most complex. The twenty patterns together build on styles, types, materials, elements, and techniques. Learn to tie these twenty and you'll master the craft and the art of classic salmon fly tying. Each chapter successively presents patterns that are more and more complex. Chapter one introduces very simple Spey and Dee styles, strip wings with a few elements. Move on to simple upright wing flies, working with full feathers and married wing styles. A chapter focuses on flies with multiple body divisions and another is devoted to Traherne's exquisite (and challenging) Victorian classics. Once you've mastered these 20, you'll be able to tie any classic salmon pattern.

A New Day Rising Red River Of The North Book 2

Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144120301X
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A New Day Rising Red River Of The North Book 2 from the Author: Lauraine Snelling. Spring of 1884 in Dakota Territory brings the promise of ... A New Day Rising The dream of a farmstead and a good life in America had led Roald and Inegborg Bjorklund to cross the Atlantic and pioneer the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald's tragic disappearance in a winter storm had turned Ingeborg's dreams into a living nightmare. Against nearly impossible circumstances and overwhelming grief, she struggles to keep the farm and her family together. Finally, with the coming of spring and the arrival of Roald's distant cousin to temporarily take over the heavy fieldwork, Ingeborg is definitely on the mend after the long winter of darkness of both her soul and mind. Able to return to her care of the children and the soddy, Ingeborg cannot ignore the joy that Haaken brings to their lives or the attraction she begins to feel toward him. When Roald's brother from Norway also arrives to help her, things become very complicated around the simple prairie dwelling! He Reminded Her of a Viking of Old. Could He Be Persuaded to Stay?