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Anderson, Sheridan. The Curtis Creek Manifesto. Portland, Frank Amato Publications, 1978 

Barsness, John.  Montana Time.  New York, Lyons & Burford, Publishers, 

Best, A.K. A.K.'s Fly Box. New York, Lyons & Burford,1979 

Bourjaily, Vance & Philip.  Fishing by Mail: The Outdoor Life of a Father & Son.  
     New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993 

Brautigan, Richard.  Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, 
    The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar. 
    New York, Delacorte Press, 1979 

Brautigan, Richard. A Confederate General from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon, The Hawkline Monster.
     Boston, Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1964, 1977, 1974 

Brunquell, Philip. Fly-Fishing with Children. Woodstock, Vt. Countryman Press, 1994 

Brykczynski, Terry and Reuther, David, Editors. The Armchair Angler. 
     New York, Galahad Books, 1986 

Calvert, Mary R.  The Kennebec Wilderness Awakens.  Lewiston, Twin City Printery, 1986  

Calvin, William H.  The River That Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain.  
     San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1986 

Camuto, Christopher. Another Country: journeying toward the cherokee mountains.
     New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1997 

Camuto, Christopher.  A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge. New York, 
     Henry Holt and Company, 1992 

Chapple, Steve.  Kayaking The Full Moon: A Journey Down the Yellowstone River to the Montana.  
    New York, HarperCollins, 1993 

Coburn,Broughton and Cahill, Tim. Everest: Mountain Without Mercy. 
New York, Randam House, 1997 Cooper, Gwen & Hass, Evelyn.  Wade a Little Deeper, Dear.        New York, Lyons & Buford, 1989    De Hart, Allen. The Trails of Virginia: Hiking the Old Dominion.       Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1995  De Hart, Allen. North Carolina Hiking Trails: Second Edition.       Boston, Appalachian Mountain Club, 1982, 1988  Dennis, Jack.  Western Trout Fly Tying Manual, Second Edition.        Jackson, Snake River Books, 1991  Dennis, Jerry. A Place on the Water: An Angler's Reflection on Home.       New York, St. Martin's Press, 1993 Dennis, Jerry. The River Home : An Angler's Explorations 1998
Dietz, Lew.  The Allagash: the history of a wilderness river in Maine.         Thorndike, The Thorndike Press, 1968  Duncan, David James. The River Why. Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Reissue 1998 Dunn, Durwood. Cades Cove: The Life and Death of A Southern Appalachian Community 1818 - 1937. Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Press. 1988 Fletcher, Colin. The Complete Walker III.  New York, Alfred A. Knoph,       1993  Forest, G.  Great Adventures in the Southern Appalachians.       Winston-Salem, John F. Blair, 1994  Ford, Cory.  Trout Tales: & Other Angling Stories. Compiled and Introduced       by Laurie Morrow. Bozeman Mt., Wilderness Adventure Press, 1995  Foster, Muriel.  Muriel Foster's Fishing Diary.  New York, Penguin Books,       1996  Fraizer, Charles. Cold Mountain. New York, The Atlanta Monthly Press, 1997       Garrison, Milton. Norman Rockwell's American Fisherman.        New York, Crescent Books, 1990 
Gierach, John. Fishing Bamboo: One Man's Love Affair with Bamboo Fly Rods.
     New York, Lyons Press, 1997 

Gierach, John.  Another Lousy Day in Paradise.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 

Gierach, John.  Dances With Trout.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 

Gierach, John.  Even Brook Trout Get the Blues.  New York, Simon & Schuster,

Gierach, John.  Fly Fishing Small Streams.  Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Books 

Gierach, John.  Sex, Death and Fly-Fishing.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 

Gierach, John.  The View From Rat Lake.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 

Gierach, John.  Trout Bum: Fly-Fishing as a Way of Life.  New York, 
     Simon & Schuster, 1986 

Greenlaw, Linda. The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey. New York,
Hyperion, 1999 Grey, Zane.  The Best of Zane Grey, Outdoorsman. Selected and Edited by George Reiger.       Harrisburg, Stackpole Books, 1972, 1992  Hackle, Sparse Grey, Sherwood, Patricia Miller, Editor. The Best of Sparse Grey Hackle. New York, Lyons Press, 1998 Harmon, Will.  Wild Country Companion:  The Ultimate Guide to No-trace       Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Safety.  Helena, MT, Falcon Press       Publishing Co., Inc., 1994  Heffernan, Terry. Fly Fishing Tales:  Literary Bait by Angling Authors.        New York, Penguin Books, 1994  Hemingway, Ernest. Islands in the Stream.  New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,       1970  Hughes, Dave.  Tactics for Trout.  Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1990  Irving, John. A Widow for One Year. New York, Randon House, 1998 Jacobs, Jimmy. Trout Streams of the Southern Appalachia: Fly-Casting in       Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Woodstock, VT:        Backcountry Publications, 1994  Junger, Sabastian. The Perfect Storm. New York, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1997       Karas, Nick. Brook Trout. New York, The Lyons Press, 1997  Kauffmann, John M.  Flow East: A look at Our North Atlantic Rivers.        New York, McGraw-Hill, 1973  Kaufmann, Randall. Tying Dry Flies, Revised Edition.  Portland,       Western Fisherman's Press, 1991, 1995  Kirk, Don.  Smoky Mountains Trout Fishing Guide.  Birmingham, AL,       Menasha Ridge Press, 1993  Knopp, Malcolm and Cormier, Robert. Mayflies: An Angler's Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera. Helena, MT, Greycliff Publishing Co. 1997
Krakauer, Jon. Into The Wild. New York, Villard, 1996 
Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. 
     New York, Villard, 1997 

Kreh, Lefty.  Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques: Secrets of an Avid Fisherman.
     New York, Delta, 1992 

Kreh, Lefty.  Longer Fly Casting.  New York, Lyons & Buford, 1991 

Leeson, Ted.  The Habit of Rivers:  Reflections on Trout Streams and Fly Fishing.  
     New York, Penguin Books, 1995  
Linesenman, Bob & Nevala, Steve. Great Lakes Steelhead: A Guided Tour for Fly-Anglers.
     Woodstock, Vermont, Backcountry Publications, 1995 

Luxenburg, Larry.  Walking the Appalachian Trail.  Mechanicsburg, PA, 
     Stackpole Books, 1994 

Lyons, Nick.  A Flyfisher's World.  New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 

Lyons, Nick. Editor. In Praise of Wild Trout. New York, The Lyons Press, 1998 

Manning, Phillip.  Afoot in the South:  Walks in the Natural Areas of North Carolina.  
     Winston-Salem, NC, John F Blair, Publisher, 1993 

Mahoney, Ivan & Crozer, Veva. Trout Flies & Flowers. New York, The Lyons Press. 1998 

Meck, Charles R &  Rohmer, John. Arizona Trout Streams and Their Hatches... 1998

Middleton, Harry. On the Spine of Time : A Fly Fisher's Journey Among Mountain Streams, Trout, and People
Pruett Pub, 1997 Middleton, Harry. The Earth is Enough: growing up in a world of Flyfishing, Trout, & Old Men. Boulder Colorado, Pruett Pub., 1996 Montgomery, M. R. Many Rivers to Cross:  Of Good Running Water, Native      Trout, and the Remains of Wilderness.  New York, Simon  & Schuster, 1995  Montgomery, M. R. The Way of the Trout: An essay on Anglers, Wild Fish and      Running Water.  New York, Alfred A. Knoph, 1991  Muir, John.  The Mountains of California.  Golden, Fulcrum, 1894,       1988  Newman, Bob.  Fly Fishing Maine:  The Complete Guide to. Camden, ME,       The Silver Quill Press, 1994  Peper, Eric, and Richoff, Jim, Editors.  Fishing Moments of Truth.        New York, Winchester Press, 1973 Press, 1977 
Pobst, Dick. Trout Stream Insects: An Orvis Streamside Guide. New York, Lyons & Burford. 1990

Prosek, James. Trout: An Illustrated History. New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1996

Prosek, James. Joe and Me: An Education in Fishing and Friendship. New York, 
     William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1997 

Quammen, Davis. Wild Thoughts from Wild Places. New York, Scribner, 1998 
Raines, Howell.  Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis.  New York, William 
     Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993 

Rosenbauer, Tom.  Reading Trout Streams.  New York, Lyons & Buford, 

Schumann, Marguerite.  The Living Land:  An Outdoor Guide to North Carolina.  
     Chapel Hill, NC, Dale Press of Chapel Hill, 1977 

Schwiebert,Ernest G. Jr. Matching the Hatch. New Jersey, Stoeger Publishing Company, 1955

Slone, Harry. Virginia Trout Streams: A Guide to Fishing the Blue Ridge Watershed. 
     Woodstock, VT: Backcountry Publications, 1994 

Smith, Red. Red Smith on Fishing: Around the World. New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963

Tapply, William G. A Fly Fishing Life. New York, The Lyons Press, 1997  

Tirana, Turhan. Fly Fishing: A life in Mid-Stream. New York, Kennington Books, 1996 
Traver, Robert.  Trout Magic.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 1974 

Thoreau, Henry D.  The Maine Woods.  Princeton University Press, 1972 

Wallton, Izaak. The Complete Angler. New York, Weathervane Books  

Wright, Leonard M. Jr. Neversink. New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991 

North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer. Delorme Mapping Company, 1992 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Trails Illustrated Topo Maps 

Tennessee/Atlas and Gazetteer. Delorme Mapping Company, 1992 

Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer. Delorme Mapping Company, 1992 

South Carolina Atlas and Gazeteer. Delorme Mapping Company, 1992 

Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer. Delorme Mapping Company, 1992 

Maine Atlas and Gazetteer. Delorme Mapping Company, 2000 


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