Cast Again: Tales of a Fly-Fishing Guide

Cast Again: Tales of a Fly-Fishing Guide

by Jennifer Olsson, Jennifer Lowe
     
 

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Jennifer Olsson's dozen tales, fueled by her experiences as a fishing guide in Montana, introduce us to a colorful panoply of clients: a wealthy, middle-aged woman forced by her husband to learn to fly fish, who talks the author into taking her shopping instead; a young woman who is determined to fish despite her boyfriend's disdain for the sport; a man who, given… See more details below

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Jennifer Olsson's dozen tales, fueled by her experiences as a fishing guide in Montana, introduce us to a colorful panoply of clients: a wealthy, middle-aged woman forced by her husband to learn to fly fish, who talks the author into taking her shopping instead; a young woman who is determined to fish despite her boyfriend's disdain for the sport; a man who, given just a few months to live, miraculously recovered and has looked forward to his day of fishing for years. We are taken to the pristine trout streams of Montana, to the tarpon flats of the Florida Keys, and to the icy rivers of Sweden to fish for grayling. Cast Again is also the story of a woman's life built around fly fishing and the aesthetics, ethics, beauty, and rhythms of the days that define the angling life. It will appeal immensely to all fly fishers, especially to the legions of women just discovering the sport, but also anyone seeking a life more connected to the natural world and more dictated by the heart's desires. Crisp as perfect casts, the essays in Cast Again are funny, poignant, fresh, and vibrating with life. (5 3/4 X 8 1/2, 164 pages, illustrations)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
A Montana fishing guide, writer, and instructor, Olsson offers a collection of essays on the fishing life. Some deal with her family, some with her husband (with whom she shares a passion for fly fishing), but the best pieces deal with her trips (both successful and unsuccessful) with her clients. Often caught in the midst of dysfunctional families on vacation, she is forced to be diplomatic in the face of family tension and squabbles. One husband, hoping his wife will learn to love fishing, waves her off: "Anxiously, like a patient waiting for the pathology report, he waits for our return." And if the fishing is lousy, "you feel like nobody, and begin to believe that the trout, with a brain the size of a pea, laughs." Fans of Holly Morris's A Different Angle: Fly Fishing Stories by Women (LJ 3/15/95) will enjoy this. Recommended for public libraries.-Kathryn Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C., Canada

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ISBN-13:
9781558215801
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.47(d)

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