Books & Miscellany

You will find sporting literature and fly fishing miscellany on this page that are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description). A sale pending tag denotes that an agreement to purchase the item has been reached, but the sale may not yet have been completed.

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Current Inventory of Sporting Literature

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- The Best of Babcock ~ Babcock, 1974, HB $29 $19
- Moss, Mallads & Mules ~ Brister, 1969, HB $29 $19
- Once Upon A Time ~ Buckingham, 1992, HB $99 $50
- Mr. Buck ~ Buckingham, 1990 HB $75 $49
- Death in the Long Grass ~ Capstick, 1977, HB $29 $19
- Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater ~ Connett, HB $29 $19
- Hollica Snooze ~ Cook, No. 476 of 500, Leather, Slipcased $99 $50
- The Grand Passage ~ Countrysport Press, 1990, HB $29 $19
- Dabbleers & Divers ~ Ducks Unlimited, 1996, HB $19 $9
- Windward Crossings ~ Ducks Unlimited, 1998, HB $29 $19
- Panther ~ Ducks Unlimited, 2003, HB $19 $9
- The Art of the Decoy ~ Earnest, HB $29 $19
- The Best Of Corey Ford, 1975, HB $39/s> $25
- Flights on the Wind ~ Gray/Smith, 2003, HB $19 $9
- Supreme Duck Shooting Stories ~ Hazelton, 1989, HB $49 $25
- Tears & Laughter ~ Hill, 1981, HB $39 $19
- Mostly Tailfeathers ~ Hill, 1975, HB $39 $19
- Sunlight and Shadows ~ Hill, 1990, HB $39 $19
- A Listening Walk ~ Hill, 1985, HB $29 $19
- Outdoor Yarns and Outright Lines ~ Hill/Smith, 1983, HB $29 $19
- The Hardscrabble Chronicles ~ Morrow, 2002, HB $19 $9
- Sporting Etchings ~ Ripley/Lamb, 1970, HB $59 $29
- Use Enough Gun ~ Ruark, Safari Press, HB $59 $29
- The Lost Classics of Robert Ruark, 1996, HB SOLD
- The Duck-Huntingest Gentleman ~ Russell, 1980, HB $19 $9
- The Fly-Fishingest Gentleman ~ Russell, 1986, HB $19 $9
- For Whom The Ducks Toll ~ Russell, 1984, HB $19 $9
- Drummer In The Woods ~ Spiller, 1980, HB $49 $25
- Waterfowling on the Chesapeke ~ Sullivan, 2003, HB $29 $15
- The Part I Remember ~ Waterman, 1974, HB $29 $19
- Autumn Passages ~ Willow Creek Press, 1995, SOLD

Current Inventory of Fly Fishing Miscellany

Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder

Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder ~ New

- Anodized Aerospace Aluminum
- Retractor/lanyard attachment hole with included clip
- Razorblade line cutter
- Holds up to 7 standard tippet spools
- Secure spring loaded pull for access to change spools

Retails for $20, Wanna save 25%? $15

Cabela’s Brookie Net

Cabela’s Brookie Net ~ EXC+ ~ This beautifully crafted cherrywood net measures 18 1/4” overall with a 12” x 5” hoop. It features a brass eye affixed to the end of the handle fitted with a quality black z-clip and brass grommeted leather quick release straps. Thee quintessential brook trout net. $50

Richard Wheatley Cherrywood Fly Box

Richard Wheatley Cherrywood Fly Box ~ As New ~ This heirloom fly box measures 6 3/8” x 4” x 1” and will hold dozens of your favorite patterns. Fitted with a slotted foam interior that makes a perfect home for dries. Unused, with gold name plate ready for engraving. $125 $79 

Cabela's Stone Creek Split Willow Creel

Stone Creek Split Willow Creel with leather harness  ~ 16" ~ New (with tag) ~ From the maker:  "Made in the U.S.A., our creels are made of fine quality split willow and lacquered for long lasting protection. The leather latch strap and harness, both made in U.S.A., have rust proof buckles and snaps."  Dimensions are: 

16" Wide
8.5" Tall
8" Front to Back

Retails for $100. Wanna save 25%?  $75

 

 

L.L. Bean Maine Guide Waxed-Canvas Rod Case

L.L. Bean Maine Guide Waxed-Canvas Rod Case ~ 33¼"L x 8½"W x 2½"D ~ New. This quality-made 4 piece rod case features waxed canvas, leather/fabric handles, quilted, padded lining that protects gear from rough handling, padded exterior pockets with zip closures athat provide plenty of room for reels and fly boxes, protective pocket flaps with magnet closures, and removable shoulder strap. It accommodates up to three four-piece rod tubes. Retails for $119.  Wanna save 25%?  $89

Hardy Neroda Fly Box

SOLD

Hardy Marksman Catch & Release Net

Hardy Marksman Catch & Release Net ~ 24" L 16" x 8" Hoop ~ New ~ This beautiful net is unused and features Amboyna Burl Wood Spacer, shallow pan/catch release system, knotless rubberized mesh netting, integrated magnetic net release, fish Scale in inches and centimetres, 360° swivel clip, and safety cord.  It comes with a quality-made zippered cordura case (aka. ‘stink bag’) to store the net when travelling.  Superb!! $99

William Joseph Creel Sling Pack

William Joseph Creel Sling ~ New (with Tags) ~ From the maker:  "The William Joseph Creel Fly Fishing Backpack Chest Sling Shoulder Pack Bag is the most efficient way there is to carry your gear on the river. When you need something it is right at your fingertips. When you don't, the whole pack disappears behind your back, out of your way." It features:

- Interchangeable Left And Right Handed Design
- AirTrack Breathable Suspension
- Ergonomic Shape Balances Gear Perfectly
- Light weight and comfortable

Retailed for $105. Wanna save over 50%? $49.

Simms G4 Guide Wading Boots ~ Sz 11

Simms G4 Guide Wading Boots ~ Sz 11 ~ EXC ~ The G4 Guide was one of Simms top of the line offerings a few years back and retailed for $219.99.  These boots have seen light to normal use and have a lot of life left.  They come in their orignal box. $75 $39

#148 Vintage Herters Rod Tube

#148 Vintage Herters Rod Tube ~ 44" x 1 3/4" ID ~ The metal rod tube with removable rubber ends would make a nice home for your vintage rod. $29 $15

#100 Pack Rod Tube

#100 Pack Rod Tube ~ This red fiber tube was originally for a SB Model 291 and has 23" of interior clearance. $19 $9

#150 Vintage Rod Tube

SOLD

Leather Rod Tube

Leather Rod Tube ~ 26 1/4" x 1 5/8" ~ EXC ~ Nice leather tube for a pack rod features quality hand sewn stitching, leather handle, brass closure clasp and buttons. $99 $59

*****Sale Pending*****

Orvis Camo Sling

OSFA ~ EXC+ ~ For those lookin to lighten the load this camo sling could be ticket.  Roomy top load zippered compartment, zip down workstation compartment with removable fly patch and floatant/miscellany compartment.  Fully adjustable. $45 $29

Umpqua 600ZS Sling

SOLD

Umpqua Surveyor 2000 ZS Backpack

OSFA ~ EXC ~ From the maker: "A fully zipped, clam-shell opening allows quick access and easy access to the entire main compartment. You'll no longer have to dig from the top down to find items in the bottom of your pack. The new Surveyor 2000 ZS has a completely re-built suspended back-panel that incorporates the same injection-molded frame-sheet in our Ledges ZS Waist Packs. This lower back support allows weight to be transferred to the waist and taken off the shoulders. And to top it off, the Surveyor ZS integrates with the Rock Creek ZS Compact Chest Pack, the Overlook 500 ZS Chest Pack and the Swift water ZS Tech Vest." Retails for $179.  Your's, lightly used for...$99 $69