An Angler's Astoria
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An Angler's Astoria

by Dave Hughes
     
 

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Praise for the first edition"Hughes' thesis seems to be that angling is a rare pleasure to be shared in print as well as enjoyed in person." --Steve Raymond, Flyfisher"His views on conservation are especially refreshing with a depth of historical perspective and a clean line of reasoning that will grab your understanding first, then your emotions, unlike much of the…  See more details below

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Praise for the first edition"Hughes' thesis seems to be that angling is a rare pleasure to be shared in print as well as enjoyed in person." --Steve Raymond, Flyfisher"His views on conservation are especially refreshing with a depth of historical perspective and a clean line of reasoning that will grab your understanding first, then your emotions, unlike much of the standard rhetoric that omits that first step." --John Gierach"An Angler's Astoria is full of the youthful exuberance of its author and his Pacific Northwest. Among so many books of doleful reminiscence (written by young men), Hughes's stories are oases." --Fly Fisherman "Like his more formal works, An Angler's Astoria contains many lessons, the kind you come by honestly, if you grow up fishing a place you learn to love--homewaters, or heartwaters as it were--and ultimately become an aquatic entomologist-cum-expert fly fisher." --Seth Norman, California Fly FisherNew edition of one of the books that launched Dave Hughes' career1st edition published by Frank Amato in 1982New preface and a substantive, new, unpublished piece, Life CyclesA reflective, exuberant collection of stories and essays about Hughes' home water near his hometown, Astoria, Oregon

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Editorial Reviews

California Fly Fisher - Larry Kenney
"I still think [An Angler's Astoria] is one of the nicest pieces of writing on Northwest angling that I've ever encountered, and I dip into its stories every couple of years... Hughes's epilogue is sad and moving and wise, and it makes this second edition of An Angler's Astoria well worth treasuring."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811712156
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with more than two dozen books in print, including Trout from Small Streams: 2nd Edition, Handbook of Hatches: 2nd Edition, and Trout Flies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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