Classic Fishing Books

A large selection of classic fishing books is shown below.

Links are provided to where you can find out more about these books, and if you like, purchase them.

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Book - The Old Man and The Sea

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The Old Man and The Sea
by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal - a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Book - Hemmingway on Fishing

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Hemingway on Fishing
by Ernest Hemingway

From childhood on, Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman. He fished the lakes and creeks near the family's summer home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, and his first stories and reportage were often about his favorite sport. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are all of his great writings about the many kinds of fishing he did-from trout in the rivers of northern Michigan to marlin in the Gulf Stream.

Book - Moby Dick

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville - 2014

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century. D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world," and "the greatest book of the sea ever written." Moby-Dick is considered a Great American Novel and an outstanding work of the Romantic period in America and the American Renaissance.

Book - The Sea Around Us

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The Sea Around Us - Special Edition
by Rachel Carson - 2014

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal.

Book - The Edge of the Sea

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The Edge of the Sea
by Rachel Carson - 1998

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue)

Book - Best Fishing Stories

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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told
by Nick Lyons - 2010

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told celebrates the art of hunting fish at many angles. This ancient tradition is practiced all over the world. Tales of baiting, angling, and the watery outdoors are recounted by great writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, and Lord Byron. In scenic rivers, lakes, and seas, praise the trout, snap up that salmon, angle, aim, and sing the fisherman’s song! This superbly presented collection of fishing stories will set the reader sailing on the Loch or along the Thames and tracking down sharks or carp in many exciting waterways.

Book - Worlds Bet Fishing Stories

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The World's Best Fishing Stories
by Colin Kearns - 2015

Fishermen are born storytellers. Almost immediately after securing the catch, fishermen begin to craft and polish their success story for its debut. But, for as much as they love telling their own stories, they love hearing others’ favorite true-life tales. From Field and Stream magazine’s Deputy Editor, Colin Kearns and fishermen everywhere, comes The World’s Best Fishing Stories.

Book - The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told

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The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told
Edited by Lamar Underwood

The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told, is a collection of 28 essays about fishing by contributors such as Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, A.J. McClane, Ernie Schwiebert, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and others edited and introduced by Lamar Underwood.

Some of the sport's best fishermen and writers recount their memories of catching bass, trout, bluefish marlin, tuna, and more in all
sorts of exciting places.

Book - Zane Grey on Fishing

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Zane Grey on Fishing
by Terry Molt - 2004

This selection of fishing stories from the 1920s and 30s by Zane Grey will fire the imagination and fishing passion of any angler. Excerpts are from Greys major works on his fishing adventures in California, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, Nova Scotia, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Tahiti, and the Galapagos Islands. No-one, even these days, writes about fishing quite like Zane Grey - his colorful and wonderfully descriptive language brings alive his detailed and authoritative accounts of the exciting battles won and lost with the toughest fish the oceans and rivers of the world provide.

Book - Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul

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Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul
by Jack Canfield - 2004

A touching and humorous collection of stories about the unique relationships fostered through fishing.

Book - Classic Fishing Lures and Tackle

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Classic Fishing Lures and Tackle
by Eric Lowell Sorenson - 2011

An entertaining overview of vintage fishing gear, this book takes you back in time to the sport's golden age. Stunning artwork, including intricate still life photographs of collectible lures and flys, fish spearing decoys, bobbers and sinkers, plus period ads and literature--completes this nostalgic look at the sport of fishing. With information on all the classic manufacturers, such as Heddon, Pflueger, Shakespeare, South Bend, and Orvis, this makes the perfect gift for yourself or the fishing enthusiast and collector on your list!

Book - Fishing Lure Collectibles

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Fishing Lure Collectibles
by Dudley Murphy - 2006

Collectors have been waiting for the newest book from Dudley and Deanie Murphy. In this volume of more than 3,500 lures shown in full color, the authors address the most collectible fishing lures made since 1940. In addition to the major 'Big Six' companies and miscellaneous lure makers, this volume, for the first time, provides insight into spinning lures, folk art lures, and the rapidly growing area of contemporary collectibles. Considered by collectors to be the most useful reference available on post 1940 vintage antique fishing lures.

Book - Classic Fishing Lures: Identification and Price Guide

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Classic Fishing Lures: Identification and Price Guide
by Russel Lewis - 2005

Covering the collectable lures of the six most popular lure manufacturers in North America--Heddon, South Bend, Paw Paw, Pflueger, Creek Chub and Shakespeare--thi s full-color book is the most comprehensive identification and price guide available.

The book features a history of each manufacturer, with nearly 2,000 listings of the most collectable lures on the market, complete with up-to-date pricing and a brilliant color photo. No collector will want to be without this glorious tribute to the fishing lures of yesteryear.


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