Fly Fishing Anthology
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Fly Fishing Anthology

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by Voyageur Voyageur Press, Voyageur Press Staff, Danielle J. Ibister
     
 

The Fly Fishing Anthology features glorious artwork and more than twenty stories and essays celebrating, reminiscing, and bemoaning the high sport of fly fishing. This first-of-its-kind book is divided into six themed chapters. The first chapter features stories of initiation—none painless and all memorable. Chapter two explores the glorious vistas of fly

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The Fly Fishing Anthology features glorious artwork and more than twenty stories and essays celebrating, reminiscing, and bemoaning the high sport of fly fishing. This first-of-its-kind book is divided into six themed chapters. The first chapter features stories of initiation—none painless and all memorable. Chapter two explores the glorious vistas of fly fishing country. In the third chapter, our writers go nuts for trout, that highest echelon of game fish. Chapter four examines the seductive art of fly-tying. The fifth chapter is devoted to reminiscences, and the final chapter defends the great sport of fly fishing. More than half of the pieces take jabs—some gentle, some sharp—at the sport of fly fishing and the men and women who aim to master it. Highlights include John Gierach’s Keillor-esque vision of a sleepy Colorado trout fishing town jolted awake by the age of neoprene waders and Latin terminology, Charles Elliott fly fishing for the elusive bone-fish at the elbow of baseball great Ted Williams, and newcomer George Tichenor self-deprecating with cheerful aplomb as he practices casting a fly on the revered Willowemoc. The writing represents the best that fly fishing literature has to offer. In these pages, dry fly master George LaBranche argues with passionate conviction that dry fly fishing is the highest art of angling. Zane Grey waxes poetic on the wild, lonely beauty of his beloved West, and sports-writing genius Red Smith wrests a hilarious, epic tale out of an amateur fly tier’s first Silver Tip pattern. Of course, the fly fishing legends are present in these pages, including Cornelia ""Fly Rod"" Crosby, G. E. M. Skues, and Joan Salvato Wulff.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Of all the subject areas of sporting literature, fly fishing has generated the most books. The sport has also produced many talented writers, and some of the true greats-Joan Wulff, Zane Grey, Robert Travers, and G.E.M. Skues-are represented in this beautifully illustrated work from the editors of Voyageur Press. As should be the case with anthologies, the coverage ranges widely. Three pieces are devoted to the fine art of fly-tying, and there are delightful excursions into nostalgia, a spicing of musings and meanderings beloved by anglers, and a sampling of the wild, beautiful places where disciples of the gentle art ply the long wand and whistling line. It's always easy with a work of this sort to complain about omissions (in this case, American fly-fishing icons Lee Wulff and Nick Lyons). Still, this is an eye-catching book that contains 20 wonderful tales sure to tempt readers the way a properly presented Green Drake pattern will lure a wary brown trout during a heavy hatch.-Jim Casada, Past President, Outdoor Writers Assn. of America Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896586550
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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From the Publisher
Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2005 (circ. unavailable) “Fly fishing anglers repeatedly stress the art of their sport – the process of tying, reading the river and casting – above the catching. The makers of this book know that to be a huge self-deception.  Fly fishers – like all anglers –thrill over catching beautiful fish in beautiful places. The Fly Fishing Anthology satisfies these desires by bringing together light, playful sketches and tales – full of catching – with attractive photographs, paintings and illustrations.”  

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Fly Fishing Anthology 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the good angling titles out there, I wonder why anyone would bother with this one.