In the Company of Rivers: An Angler's Stories and Recollections

In the Company of Rivers: An Angler's Stories and Recollections

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by Ed Quigley
     
 

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In this charming collection of fly-fishing short stories, readers will discover that fly fishing can lead to many places. Experience the various journeys taken by the author to places like remote Labrador, Alaska, Scotland, Ireland, and the Florida Keys. Enter a miniscule Pepsi shack on the Catawba in the Carolinas; squeeze into a tackle shop no bigger than a

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In this charming collection of fly-fishing short stories, readers will discover that fly fishing can lead to many places. Experience the various journeys taken by the author to places like remote Labrador, Alaska, Scotland, Ireland, and the Florida Keys. Enter a miniscule Pepsi shack on the Catawba in the Carolinas; squeeze into a tackle shop no bigger than a rooster’s nest on Forty-Second Street in New York City; find yourself on Kettle Creek in Pennsylvania’s Forbidden Lands.

Not merely a travel book of fly-fishing locales, In the Company of Rivers is also infused with the fragrance of Montecristos, the plumy sweetness of vintage port, and the distinctive sizzle of sirloins on a Coleman stove. Readers will also encounter such unique characters as Mr. Earp, a 100 percent West Virginian and 50 percent Cherokee, and Mr. Cotter, the archetypal New York cop turned fly-fishing gentleman.

A unique portrayal of the fly-fishing world, In the Company of Rivers will have you laughing throughout the entirety of its pages.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Ah, to write like Ed! He tickles you with his humorous observations and gets instructive without your even noticing." —Curt Hill, Orvis-endorsed instructor and destinations planner

"A delicious collection filled with hearty helpings of wit and wisdom." —Robert Selb, The Classic Fly Fisherman

"What an enjoyable read! Quigley has a witty way of telling amusing stories about his many and varied fly-fishing adventures." —Charlie Meck, author of The Hatches Made Simple

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628736915
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,166,527
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Ed Quigley is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on the Op-Ed pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

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In the Company of Rivers: An Angler's Stories and Recollections 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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With an uncanny eye for places, Quigley tells tales with wit and wisdom. Whether you are a fly fishing purist or an armchair outdoorsman, you'll find yourself on an adventure from cover to cover. A great read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. Ed brings you with him into the wonderful word of fly fishing. Weather you are a fly fisherman or just enjoy experiencing the outdoors with friends this book is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of my reading is done in airports, planes and hotel rooms. So I buy books with short chapters. Quigley¿s collection of 25 fly fishing stories makes the cut. These stories are fast-paced and amusing and the characters are unforgettable. ¿Painted Ladies¿ recounts a Newtonian moment at the bar in NYC¿s Waldorf-Astoria ¿amid a hatch of Dollimentia sophisticata¿ that leads to a fly fishing theory of attraction. ¿Angling Attire¿ reveals how Orvis outfits raise everyone¿s expectations. ¿Catch & Release¿ catches Lee Wulff with a trout on the grill and another on the wall. In ¿The Legend,¿ which first appeared in the Yale Anglers¿ Journal, a fisherman achieves dubious fame on the flats in the Bahamas. Quigley¿s other stories take you to the Outer Banks in search of albies, to Labrador for giant brookies, to Florida for tarpon, to Walker¿s Cay, Ireland, Scotland, Alaska, the Carolinas, Pennsylvania. I recommend Quigley¿s book to all fellow travelers and sporting gentlemen who enjoy their fly fishing adventures short, sweet and seasoned with good writing and more than a pinch of wit. It makes a great gift for the fisherman in your life.