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Flycasting Skills

ISBN: 9781906122492

Author: John Symonds    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

With the help of expert casting instructors Symonds and Maher, you can now become a master of the flyrod. Whatever your present abilities, this book will leave ...


With the help of expert casting instructors Symonds and Maher, you can now become a master of the flyrod. Whatever your present abilities, this book will leave you with the perfect casting skills for all situations.

Flycasting, that key pre-requisite to all successful trout and salmon fishing, can be a stumbling block for many anglers.

This clear, well-illustrated guidebook will show you, step-by-step, how to execute all the casts you will ever need: from basic Overhead cast to Double-handed Spey cast, and from the simple Roll cast to the flamboyant Snake cast, and many more.

Packed with useful tips on:

• which cast to use and when
• how to improve your casting techniques
• how to correct bad habits
• latest casts from around the world
• advice on best casting rods, reels and flylines

This book will transform your casting skills whether you are a complete beginner or an already experienced flyfisher.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2013


$29.99
Boat Maintenance

ISBN: 9781565235496

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can...


Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can help save money by catching trouble before it starts.



The Essential Guide to Boating, Boat Maintenance will help new and experienced boat owners keep their boat in tip-top shape. From repairing scratched and worn hulls and decks, to fixing engines and tightening fittings, every inch of the boat is covered including the below deck quarters. Learning to care for this valuable possession is part of the thrill of owning one. Whether DIY-ing it, or hiring help, this book is a great guide to have on-board to ensure many years of boating enjoyment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 159


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$39.99
Cricket Wit

ISBN: 9781849534628

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations fro...


Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations from cricket capers worldwide, it’s the perfect all-rounder for any fan of the gentleman’s game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
Football Wit

ISBN: 9781849534598

Author: Aubrey Malone    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

When you’re finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this ...


When you’re finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this premiere collection of footy wise-cracks. No matter if your team win, lose or draw, Football Wit will keep you smiling through all the own goals and red cards that come your way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
The Joy of Cycling

ISBN: 9781849534574

Author: Ray Hamilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who k...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of cycling


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
The Joy of Running

ISBN: 9781849534581

Author: Paul Owen    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivatingstories and quotes from the world of running, is perfect for anyone who ...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivatingstories and quotes from the world of running, is perfect for anyone who knows theincomparable joy and freedom of lacing up your trainers and hitting the road.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
Among Secret Beauties

ISBN: 9781877578489

Author: Brian Wilkins    Publisher: Otago University Press

Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers....


Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Brian Wilkins, who was part of the adventure, shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalayas.

During the New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas in 1954, the year after Everest, Wilkins was the climber most closely associated with Hillary. Hillary’s two narrow escapes from death during the expedition saw Wilkins in a unique position to gauge the character and actions of this legendary figure at a formative stage in the famous climber’s career.

Wilkins’ New Zealand climbing includes the first ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human endurance and a test of the ethics of mountaineering.

In this account he also submits the writings of his contemporaries to robust critical attention, writing with warm gentle humour, honesty and insight.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 150 x 230 x 12 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2013


$45.00
Who Beat The All Blacks?

ISBN: 9781847714695

Author: Alun Gibbard    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The day the pubs ran dry: 9 - 3



Llanelli Rugby Club defeated the All Blacks on 31st of October 1972. This legendary result has been cal...


The day the pubs ran dry: 9 - 3



Llanelli Rugby Club defeated the All Blacks on 31st of October 1972. This legendary result has been called one of the top ten moments in rugby history, and possibly one of the greatest rugby upsets ever.

The story of the game is retold in this book and each one on the pitch for Llanelli that day recollects the achievement. There is a chapter also on maestro Carwyn James, the inimitable Ray Gravell, and Max Boyce tells of writing his famous song. This is a book to be treasured by all rugby supporters.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 171


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2013


$29.99
Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects

ISBN: 9781565238466

Author: Joel Hooks    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear ...


If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear and accessories. This book shows you how easy it is to use colorful paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, and more. Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you're camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you're sure to find the ideal DIY project here.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$19.99
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