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Reel Women: The World Of Women Who Fish

Foggia, Lyla

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ISBN 10: 1885223188 / ISBN 13: 9781885223180
Published by U.S.A.: Atria Books/Beyond Words, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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294 pg. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. An extraordinary historical/biographical account of women anglers through history and their contribution to the art/sport of fishing. Signed by author. First Edition. Autographed Copy sticker on front of dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1474570557492

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Title: Reel Women: The World Of Women Who Fish

Publisher: U.S.A.: Atria Books/Beyond Words

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For the 15 million women who fish each year, here is the first book ever to chronicle women's extraordinary legacy in the sport. Modern sportfishing began in 1496 with the definitive "Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle, " attributed to English noblewoman and nun Dame Juliana Berners. During the five centuries since, women have made--and continue to make--fishing history. Reel Women tells the captivating stories of the daring and the ingenious who have made a lasting impact on sportfishing. More than a hundred profiles include such figures as tiny Mrs. Keith Spalding, who landed a 426-pound swordfish in 1921, plus the living legends of flyfishing, big-game saltwater fishing, and bass fishing: from Helen Robinson, who developed a groundbreaking technique for teasing billfish into striking an artificial fly, to Sugar Ferris, founder of the first bass-fishing circuit for women. Featuring a comprehensive women's angling resource directory and a bibliography of books by or for women anglers, Reel Women is a great catch for readers on the distaff side of the rod-and-reel world.


A couple of centuries before Izaak Walton took his rod and reel to the bank of the Thames and then returned to pen his classic, The Compleat Angler, an English noble woman named Juliana Berners reeled in the concept of fishing writer with a comprehensive how-to tract called Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angel. One of fishing's best-kept secrets is that women have been avid, expert, and innovative anglers ever since. Reel Women exposes that secret with gusto, casting out entertaining portraits of the many women who've dared the rod and taken the lure of flies, big game, and bass. An appendix offers an encyclopedic resource guide of clubs, organizations, businesses, services, and schools for women who might prefer testing a good line to hearing one.

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