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FISH: 77 GREAT FISH OF NORTH AMERICA
Author: Dean Travis Clarke
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING, Sep 2006
A stunning celebration of this continents great fish, mostly game fish, with a sprinkling of fun (pumpkin seed sunfish), history (shad), & culinary delights (bluefish). The ultimate gift book for fishermen of all stripes, in the tradition of James Prosek's TROUT. 80+ color paintings + sketches by Flick Ford; 14x11 inches, 208 pgs.
Fish is a stunning celebration of this continents great fish, mostly game fish, with a sprinkling of fun (pumpkin seed sunfish), history (shad), and culinary delights (bluefish). These detailed, never-before-published watercolor portraits, with text by the master of sport fishing, Dean Clarke, combine to make an upscale guide for the naturalist, an aid to the angler, a tool for the educator and conservationist, and an enjoyable read for everyone. Its part field guide and part anglers soul, but most of all a feast for the eyes.
Every fish has a story, and this book presents 77 incredible tales of hunting, studying, catching, and eating fish. Each portrait is accompanied by tips on bait and habitat. Also included are essays on the state of our oceans, and species conservation efforts. Artist Flick Fords watercolors of individual specimensmany of which he caughtare rendered in a unique technique that captures the perfection of the fish at the moment it was pulled from the water. Everyone who fishes longs to land the big one, and here it isthe best catch of the season for sport-fishermen and weekend anglers alike.
ABOUT THE CREATORS OF FISH:
Dean Travis Clarke has been executive editor at World Publications for the past fifteen years, where he works on Sport Fishing, Marlin, Fly-Fishing in Saltwaters, and Boating Life magazines. He also hosts the popular Sport Fishing Magazine television show on the Outdoor Life Network. He lives on Floridas east coast.
Flick Ford studied art for ten years and then dove into New York indie film, publishing, illustration, and music. Since the early 1990s he has been painting fish. He fishes more than 100 days a year, ties his own flies, and continues to write and sing with the band The Crazy Pages. He lives in Putnam County, New York.