Fly-Fishing for Alaska's Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North

Fly-Fishing for Alaska's Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North

by Cecilia "Pudge" Kleinkauf, Michael DeYoung

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An intriguing creature with its graceful sail-like dorsal fin, and willing to take your fly almost endlessly, the Arctic grayling is a fish like no other. Add to that its preferred habitat of the cold, clear streams of the northern wilderness and some of your dreams of fishing perfection will come true. A well-respected guide, instructor, award-winning writer, and volunteer, Pudge Kleinkauf has owned and operated Women's Flyfishing for 22 of the 39 years she has lived and fished in Alaska. An admitted Arctic grayling fanatic, Pudge Kleinkauf is just the person to write on this unique fish. With an entertaining style and in-depth information. This book includes information on; the fish and its lifecycle; the art of catching grayling; productive fly patterns; Arctic grayling around Alaska and the world; protecting Arctic grayling; and so much more. The biology and history of Arctic grayling, their habitat and feeding habits, where and how to find them, fly-fishing techniques and equipment, fly patterns, conservation, lots of Alaska information-everything you need to know about Arctic grayling. Don t be surprised if you come under its spell, as have so many anglers before you.

Fly-Fishing for Alaska's Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North is the very first comprehensive book written on Arctic grayling and grayling fishing in Alaska. In it you'll find:
-Details on the grayling's life cycle, habitat, and feeding behavior;
-Skills and techniques to successfully fish for grayling with a fly rod;
-Where in Alaska grayling can be found;
-Dry flies, nymphs, and streamers that can make you a successful grayling angler;
-Some of the most exceptional photographs ever seen of this spectacularly beautiful fish and its unique Alaska environment.

Whether you're in the dreaming or planning stages for your first trip to The Great Land, or you've been to Alaska, have already encountered this wonderful fish, and are planning your return, you'll want Fly-Fishing for Alaska's Arctic Grayling in your suitcase, your backpack and on your must-read list.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151501477
Publisher: Amato, Frank Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 183
Sales rank: 1,060,222
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

The owner of Women’s Flyfishing® ?Pudge” Kleinkauf, is Alaska’s leading woman fly fishing instructor, fly tier and guide. Renowned for her teaching skills in both fly fishing and fly tying, she offers lodge-based flyfishing schools and small-group guided trips for women and couples to a wide variety of Alaska’s best known fly fishing locations. She also leads guided trips for saltwater fly fishing to Mexico each spring. A regular presenter at outdoor shows around the country, Pudge is also one of the ?Special Explorers? for the Alaska Magazine Television Series on PBS. A retired University professor and lawyer, and a 44 year Alaska resident, Pudge is a member and one of the founders of the Intl. Women Fly Fishers. She serves as a Fly Fishing Ambassador for patagonia®, and as a Pro Staff member for Ross Reels, Far Bank Pros, Sierra Stream & Mountain, Jim Teeny Inc., Daiichi Hooks, and others. Pudge & Women's Flyfishing® are a member of the Guides Association of the Federation of Fly Fishers, and Pudge's business, Women's Flyfishing® is also a Trout Unlimited Endorsed Business.
In business for 28 years, Women’s Flyfishing® provides a safe and supportive environment where women can learn to fly fish with both heavy and light-weight fly rods and put their skills to work on the water. Based in Anchorage, we fish throughout the State for salmon, trout, char, grayling, and pike. We also offer fly tying classes so women can fish and catch with flies that they have actually tied.
In addition to owning and operating Women’s Flyfishing® Pudge is the author of four books and a contributing editor for Fish Alaska Magazine. Her first book, Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska, 2003 Epicenter Press, received several awards, and her second book, River Girls: Fly Fishing for Young Women, 2006 Johnson Books, won the first-place gold award in the Benjamin Franklin Awards Sports and Outdoor Recreation Competition in 2006. Her third book, Fly Fishing for Alaska’s Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North, 2009 Frank Amato Publications, is the first and only book ever written on this very special Alaskan sport fish, and has received acclaim in the US, the UK, and Europe. Her recently released book, Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys, 2012 Frank Amato Publications, reveals flies of her own design, as well as some salmon fishing classics.

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