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The Atlantic salmon is a prince among gamefish, and the ancient practice of catching them binds anglers in an indescribable kinship from the wilds of Canada to the mighty rivers of Norway and Russia. In "Leaper," Charles Gaines and Monte Burke head a team of the greatest fly-fishers "in search of silver." They take us on a privileged tour of the wonderful realm of Atlantic salmon sport fishing, from its birthplace in Scotland to today's finest fishing waters in Russia."Leaper," brings together revered figures from fly-fishing's literary hall of fame and some of the best-known contemporary writers. Each has been selected for his ability to capture the ambience of these waters, the personalities of the people who fish them, and the appeal of the salmon that swim them.The eleven destinations covered have been chosen for the interest and variety of the fishing and for the impact and beauty of the landscapes. The beautiful photographs afford telling visual insights into special places that have attracted Atlantic salmon anglers from far afield."Leaper," captures in words and photographs the ambience of Atlantic salmon fishing in all its aspects -- the beautiful landscapes, the thrill of the quest, the fish that got away, and those that didn't.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 240.8 x 305.3 x 25.4mm | 1,542.23g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585743852
  • 9781585743858

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Leaper captures in words and pictures the ambience of Atlantic salmon fly-fishing in all its aspects - the beautiful landscapes, the thrill of the quest, the ones that got away, and the ones that didn't. Renowned novelist and fishing author Charles Gaines and his co-editor Monte Burke draw together a collection of the greatest and most evocative writing on the subject, matched to superb photographs, as well as historic watercolors, etchings, and other memorabilia. (9 1/2 x 12, 224 pages, color photos, b&w photos, etchings)show more