Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die/Fifty Favorite Fly Fishing Tales Two-Pack

Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die/Fifty Favorite Fly Fishing Tales Two-Pack
A Special Set for Amazon. com Shoppers

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006-10-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781584796206
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A special two-book set exclusively available to Amazon.com customers: Chris Santella's bestsellingFifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, and his exciting new book of tales of fly fishing adventures! Amateur or expert, every angler dreams of landing "the big one," but that's only part of the appeal of fly fishing. Because even when hours pass without a bite, nothing beats the rugged beauty of the surroundings. For both armchair travelers and avid lovers of the outdoors, who may have already started a checklist of their own,Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Diemaps out the meccas of the fly-fishing world. Through in-depth interviews with the sport's acknowledged gurus, author Chris Santella goes beyond standard guides to convey the very essence of the recommended locations. Readers can vicariously cast mouse patterns to fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangle with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and match the hatch on Montana's Armstrong's Spring Creek. Jardines de la Reina, Cuba (tarpon), the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka (rainbow trout), and the Rio Negro, Brazil (peacock bass) are also included. The essays include a cultural and natural history of each site, along with colorful anecdotes based on the author's and authorities' experiences. With breath-takingly-beautiful photos of the spots, many by celebrated fly-fishing photographer R. Valentine Atkinson, the book also provides adventurous anglers with enough travel-and-tackle information so that they, too, can start planning excursions to go fish around the globe. For anglers, the only thing more fun than catching fish are the stories they tell about those fish . . . and the ones that got away. Nobody knows that better than Chris Santella, author of the best-sellingFifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. For his latest homage to anglers, Santella invited 50 celebrated fly fishers to share their favorite fly-fishing stories based on their travels and experiences. The result is this unforgettable collection of stories that are, surprisingly enough for fishermen, true. Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Talesincludes stories that cover the panoply of emotions--comical, poignant, inspirational, incredible, absurd. It tells of Ralph Cutter casting in complete darkness for blind catfish in the caves of Borneo, J. W. Smith boxing grizzlies to protect his tent camp in Alaska, and George Anderson fly fishing for saltwater crocodiles in Cuba. It also describes how Jean Williams, through trout fishing in the Colorado Rockies, helped to bridge the chasm between a type-A father and his neglected son. Accompanied by stunning photographs, the stories in this book reflect not only the rich experience of fly fishing but also how it can extend beyond the rivers, oceans, and fish to touch the core of our daily lives.

Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die

Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die
Fly-Fishing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1613120729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amateur or expert, every angler dreams of landing the big one, but that's only part of the appeal of fly fishing. Because even when hours pass without a bite, nothing beats the rugged beauty of the surroundings. For both armchair travelers and avid outdoorsmen who may have already started a checklist of their own, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die maps out the meccas of the fly-fishing world. Through in-depth interviews with the sport's acknowledged gurus, author Chris Santella goes beyond standard guides to convey the very essence of the recommended locations. Readers can vicariously cast mouse pattners to fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangle with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and match the hatch on Montana's Armstrong's Spring Creek. Jardines de la Reina, Cuba (tarpon), the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka (rainbow trout), and the Rio Negro, Brazil (peacock bass) are also included. The essays include a cultural and natural history of each site, along with colorful anecdotes based on the author's and authorities' experiences. With breath-takingly-beautiful photos of the spots, many by celebrated fly-fishing photographer R. Valentine Atkinson, the book also provides adventurous anglers with enough travel-and-tackle information so that they, too, can start planning excursions to go fish around the globe.

Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales

Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales
Expert Fly Anglers Share Stories from the Sea and Stream

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1613120699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fishermen, the only thing more fun than catching fish are the stories they tell about those fish . . . and the ones that got away. Nobody knows that better than Chris Santella, author of the best-selling Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. For his latest homage to anglers, Santella invited 50 celebrated fly fishers to share their favorite fly-fishing stories based on their travels and experiences. The result is this unforgettable collection of stories that are, surprisingly enough for fishermen, true. Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales includes stories that cover the panoply of emotionsù comical, poignant, inspirational, incredible, absurd. It tells of Ralph Cutter casting in complete darkness for blind catfish in the caves of Borneo, J. W. Smith boxing grizzlies to protect his tent camp in Alaska, and George Anderson fly fishing for saltwater crocodiles in Cuba. It also describes how Jean Williams, through trout fishing in the Colorado Rockies, helped to bridge the chasm between a type-A father and his neglected son. Accompanied by stunning photographs, the stories in this book reflect not only the rich experience of fly fishing but also how it can extend beyond the rivers, oceans, and fish to touch the core of our daily lives.

Why I Fly Fish

Why I Fly Fish
Passionate Anglers on the Pastime's Appeal and How It Has Shaped Their Lives

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2013-04-02
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1613124600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chris Santella, bestselling author of the Fifty Places series, is back in action with the inspirational gift book Why I Fly Fish. Based on 25 interviews with fly-fishing professionals and celebrity hobbyists alike, Why I Fly Fish encapsulates the life lessons fly-fishing aficionados have learned from their favorite pursuit. Featured contributors include Donald Trump Jr., Bill Ford (CEO of Ford Motor Company), Conway Bowman (host of several flyfishing TV programs), actor Henry Winkler, Lefty Kreh (the world’s best-known fly-fisherman) and many more. With personal photographs by the contributors themselves, Why I Fly Fish is an inspirational and intimate reflection on the beloved sport and pastime.

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die
Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1613123868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is the ninth addition to the bestselling Fifty Places series by Chris Santella. Biking has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as both a leisure and an extreme exercise activity, and Santella covers trips for cyclists of every level. Fifty Places to Bike covers environments as varied as the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the Indochina Trail in Vietnam, and the urban jungle of New York City. With a healthy mix of international and national locations, the 50 chapters capture the breathtaking vistas cyclists will enjoy around the world. As always, the places are brought to life with more than 40 stunning color photographs. Praise for Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: “OMG views, killer hills and open road—the routes in Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die (in bookstores this month) have everything a pedal pusher could ask for.” —Fitness magazine “If you know someone who can't view a landscape without visualizing themselves traversing it on two wheels, Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is a sound gift choice.” —The San Francisco Chronicle “Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die gets adventurous cyclists going in the right direction.” —The Boston Globe “50 chapters capture breathtaking cycling trails around the world.” —Metrosource magazine

Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die

Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die
Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 161312063X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful ôFifty Placesö series, Santella assembles a crew of the worldÆs greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe. Interviewees include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson (members of the winning 1987 AmericaÆs Cup crew), Jeff Johnstone (of J-Boats), award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardy, and many others. The amazingly diverse places theyÆve selected range from clubby East Coast ports (Marblehead, Annapolis), to idyllic tropical refuges (Ilha Grande, Brazil; the Polynesian atoll of Mopelia), to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth (Cape Horn). Coastlines around the worldùeven Antarctica and the Arcticùare represented, and the chosen spots include some spectacular inland waters, such as the Bras dÆOr Lakes and the North Channel of Lake Huron. For each of the 50 places, the sailor recommending the venue spins an entertaining yarn about his or her experience there, and each description is accompanied by a make you want to go there now photograph.

Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die

Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die
Golf Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781584797937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die is the sixth of Chris Santella's popular “Fifty Places” books (more than 250,000 copies in print), and the first to return to golf—the series' most popular subject. In this new book Santella interviews 50 luminaries in the golf world about their favorite courses and experiences. Experts range from seasoned touring professionals (Amy Alcott, Fred Funk) to journalists and photographers (James Dodson, Brian Morgan) to golf course architects (Robert von Hagge, Bob Harrison) to travel specialists (Gordon Dalgleish, Mike Lardner). Old Country favorites like Royal Dornoch and Machrihanish in Scotland are featured, but so are venues far off the linksters' beaten path, like Nirwana, Bali, where the course runs beside rice paddies in the shadow of ancient temples, and China's Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where players tee off at 10,000 feet, at the base of the Himalayas. More than 40 spectacular photos capture the allure of these unforgettable golf destinations.

Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die

Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die
Birding Experts Share the World's Geatest Destinations

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1613120648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ItÆs estimated that 50 to 60 million Americans count birding among their hobbies. Some hang feeders in their backyards and accumulate yard lists; others participate in annual ôChristmas Countsö; a select few travel to the ends of the earth in an effort to see every bird in the world. With Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die, Chris Santella takes the best-selling ôFifty Placesö recipe and applies it to this most popular pastime. Santella presents some of the greatest bird-watching venues in the United States and abroad through interviews with prominent birders, from tour leaders and conservationists to ornithologists and academics. Interviewees include ornithologist Kenn Kaufman; David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds; Rose Ann Rowlett, the ômother of modern birdingö; John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; and Steve McCormick, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. The places vary from the urban (New York CityÆs Central Park) to the mystical (the cloud forests of Triunfo in Chiapas, Mexico) to the extremely remote (the sub-Arctic islands of New Zealand). The book includes 40 gorgeous photographs that capture the vibrancy of our feathered friends, and the beautiful places they call home.

Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die

Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die
Golf Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-11-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1613120710
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ThereÆs an incredible similarity between the mechanics of a fly cast and the swing of a golf club. Perhaps thatÆs why Chris Santella, author of Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, can be found on the links when heÆs not on the stream. With Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die, Santella gives voice to his other sporting passion, interviewing 50 people intimately connected to the sport about some of their favorite courses around the world. For both passionate golfers and armchair travelers, this gorgeous full-color book presents the worldÆs greatest golf venues, the personal favorites of renowned players, course architects, and other experts in the sport. From Ballyliffin, IrelandÆs northernmost course, whose rumpled fairways wander along the North Sea in the shadows of Glashedy Rock, to New ZealandÆs Cape Kidnappers, perched atop dramatic cliffs some 500 feet above the ocean, the bookÆs beautiful photographs capture the architecture, noteworthy holes, location, and ambiance that make these courses standouts for ardent golfers. A brief history of each course, an experiential accountùfilled with local colorùfrom the person recommending the venue, and trip-planning advice provide adventurous readers with all the information they need to chip and putt their way around the globe. A close-up look at golfÆs top courses around the world, recommended by such experts as Nick Faldo and Christie Kerr (pro golfers), Pete Dye and Tom Doak (course architects), Brian McCallen (editor and author), and Donald Trump. With breathtaking color photographs of each site, this is a great gift for avid golfers and armchair travelers alike.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die

Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die
A Book

by Chris Santella

  • Publisher : Abrams Image
  • Release : 2016-09-20
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781419722165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the most unforgettable place you ve ever taken a refreshing sip of a cold beer? In "Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die," Chris Santella explores the best destinations to crack open a cold one, reflect on the day, and take in the scenery. The book features the world s top locations for imbibing, from beautiful landscapes to beer festivals, breweries, classic drinking establishments, and brand-new, under-the-radar spots. With a mix of national and international places to visit Asheville, Denver, Prague, Munich, Vienna, and more as well as firsthand accounts from contributors such as Jim Koch (founder of Boston Brewing Company/ Samuel Adams) and Joe Wiebe (author of "Craft""Beer Revolution"), this book will make you want to trek to each must-see destination. Packed with beautiful, vibrant photographs that bring each locale to life, "Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die "will leave you craving barley and hops and eagerly planning your next trip."

Field and Stream

Field and Stream
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Fishing Gazette

The Fishing Gazette
Devoted to Angling, River, Lake, and Sea Fishing, and Fish Culture

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Porter's Spirit of the Times

Porter's Spirit of the Times
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1857
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forest and Stream

Forest and Stream
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South Carolina Wildlife

South Carolina Wildlife
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nation

The Nation
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Angler

The American Angler
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outdoor America

Outdoor America
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1928
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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California Angler

California Angler
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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