The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly-Fishing, with Mark Kurlansky

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/138332898423

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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod--the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish.

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to virtually present Mark Kurlansky, with his new book, The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly-Fishing. He is joined in conversation by NH author Steve Angers (Fly Fishing New Hampshire's Secret Waters, owner of North Country Angler in North Conway).

Fly fishing, historian Mark Kurlansky has found, is a battle of wits, fly fisher vs. fish--and the fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets--salmon, trout, and char; and for some, bass, tarpon, tuna, bonefish, and even marlin--are highly intelligent, wily, strong, and athletic animals. The allure, Kurlansky learns, is that fly fishing makes catching a fish as difficult as possible. There is an art, too, in the crafting of flies. Beautiful and intricate, some are made with more than two dozen pieces of feather and fur from a wide range of animals. The cast as well is a matter of grace and rhythm, with different casts and rods yielding varying results.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
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45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod--the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish.


Fly Fishing New Hampshire's Secret Waters Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141680
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Published: History Press - March 30th, 2020

New Hampshire's hard and rugged exterior protects one of America's richest native brook trout fisheries. These abundant waters are as varied as the landscape, from Mount Washington to peaceful meadows. The anticipation of the largest mayfly hatch contrast.


Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140275018
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Published: Penguin Books - July 1st, 1998

An unexpected, energetic look at world history on sea and land from the bestselling author of Salt and The Basque History of the World


Salt: A World History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780142001615
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World


The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345476395
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 9th, 2007

“Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining.”
–The New York Times

“A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster.”
–Rocky Mountain News


Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781938340864
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Published: Patagonia - March 3rd, 2020

Henry David Thoreau wrote, 'Who hears the fishes when they cry?' Maybe we need to go down to the river bank and try to listen.


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