City Fishing

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Stackpole Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 188 pages
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Sometimes the wildest fishing happens right in your own town-or in the city you happen to be visiting. Some of fly-fishing's most gifted writers proclaim the joys and rewards of fishing urban waters.
 

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Contents

BRIGHT FISH NICE CITY
1
URBAN GUERRILLA ANGLING
11
RIVERS IN EXILE
19
ON URBAN SHORES
25
THE CHUBS
35
ÎLE DE LA CITÉ AND PARIS FISHING
52
THE FINE ART OF HUDSON RIVER FENCE FISHING
62
FISHING THE JAM
73
MANHATTAN ODYSSEY
93
HOLY WATER
104
DOWNTOWN STRIPERS OAKTOWN ANGST
116
THROUGH THE ICE
126
TROUT WITHIN THE M25
139
UNMEASURED CAVERNS
151
FAREWELL GRAYLING
169
STONECATS IN THE SUSQUEHANNA
176

HERMAPHRODITES TO DRIES
80

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Page 3 - After wading out and positioning myself as near to the heavy current as I dared, I made a series of quartering casts downstream and let the fly swing without stripping. On my third cast I felt a heaviness, lifted the rod tip, and braced myself for the frantic run and the graceful leaps of "His Majesty," which, of course, never came.
Page 11 - Then we'd hear them — not the baitfish, but hunting splashes of stripers in a channel offshore. The anchovy hordes ran a gauntlet that hundreds of their thousands would not survive. Big as men, the pounding bass sounded. Our signal. Not an easy beat to wade, especially with the tidal wash dragging at Red Ball waders patched solid to the knees. I remembered dropoffs only as my front foot failed to find purchase — panicking, then falling back because it was better to splash down into known territory...

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