Synopses & Reviews
From the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of British chalk streams, James Prosek has dedicated his unique painting talent to bringing to life trout from around the world, several of which are the few remaining of their type. Prosek has a passion for trout and conveys their beauty with the stroke of his brush in this collection of nearly 100 gorgeous watercolors. The text provides a historical profile of each fish along with personal reflections by the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species, contemplating man's role in the extinction of animals. Both sensitive and informative, Trout of the World is a must for the library of the recreational fisherman as well as the ichthyologist. AUTHOR BIO: James Prosek wrote his first book, the best-selling Trout: An Illustrated History, while he was an undergraduate at Yale. Since then he has illustrated and penned five more, including The Complete Angler and Early Love and Brook Trout. When not chasing trout, Prosek lives in Easton, Connecticut.
andldquo;A delightful ramble along the stream of fishing history.andrdquo;
Trout of the World showcases the indelible beauty of the fish through nearly 100 original watercolor paintings and serves as the most complete documentation to date of species, subspecies, and strains of trout.
In the rereleased edition of Trout of the World, fans of James Proseks unique painting talent will revel in the addition of 30 new fish paintings and a newly penned preface. First released in 2003, Trout of the World features original watercolors of trout from around the world, ranging from the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of British chalk streams. Each unique painting is coupled with a historical profile of the fish, as well as personal reflections from the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species, contemplating mans role in the extinction of animals. Both sensitive and informative, Trout of the World is a must for the library of the recreational fisherman as ichthyologist.
The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Among the countless fly patterns created over the centuries, these 50 have been carefully chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing techniquesandmdash;and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia, and now to every country in the world. Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport.
About the Author
James Prosek wrote his first bestselling book, Trout: An Illustrated History, while he was an undergraduate at Yale. Since then he has illustrated and penned 10 more, including The Complete Angler, Early Love, Brook Trout, and Eels. When hes not chasing trout, Prosek lives in Easton, Connecticut.