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Leaper: The Wonderful World of Atlantic Salmon Fishing Hardcover – October 1, 2001

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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)
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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585743852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585743858
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,149,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have not ever fished for Atlantics, but I plan to do so this August. My mother completely surprised me with "LEAPER", and I immediately settled into looking at the pictures of the world's great Atlantic Salmon Rivers. While turning the pages, I couldn't help but notice the numerous color plates that display detailed views of various salmon flies associated with a region or country. I was completely fascinated by the many fly designs, the descriptions and pictures of the waters. The clarity of the pictures and the plates were excellent. But, what came through most of all was a MOOD much different from that of the trout fishing rivers and gear that I am so at home with. When the Atlantic Salmon gear was talked about, it was BIGGER, HEAVIER, and BOLDER that the gear with which I am accustomed to chasing trout for the last 36 years. The descriptions of large Salmon "takes" and the initial run when hooked, instilled a respect in me that will carry through until I get to the Gaspe Penninsula next month. The pictures of the Bogdans and Hardys reels impressed me with their workmanship, historical sigificance, and instilled in me that quality gear is essential for reliability, simply because the size of the quarry and the rivers WILL (if I am so fortunate) demand more of a reel and rod than I had ever previously used. This new found respect transformed into a shopping spree for suitable gear. I looked at both traditional and modern reels and rods. Indirectly, this book gave me a starting point in which to compare proper gear on the market today. I even located some Bogdans and Hardy Salmon Reels. After doing a ton of research, I ended up buying modern gear because I opted for a lighter and waterproof drag reel, paired with a relatively light rod.Read more ›
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By A Customer on May 16, 2003
excellent selection of authors and stories and photographs. especially enjoyed stories by mcguane and schweibert.
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