Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country

Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country

Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country

Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country


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In Casting Forward, naturalist, educator, and writer Steve Ramirez takes the reader on a yearlong journey fly fishing all of the major rivers of the Texas Hill Country.

This is a story of the resilience of nature and the best of human nature. It is the story of a living, breathing place where the footprints of dinosaurs, conquistadors, and Comanches have mingled just beneath the clear spring-fed waters. This book is an impassioned plea for the survival of this landscape and its biodiversity, and for a new ethic in how we treat fish, nature, and each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493051458
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2020
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steve Ramirez is a writer, educator, master naturalist, philosopher, and outdoor adventurer who lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country. He has lived in and traveled across four continents chronicling the unique historical landscapes, human cultures, and natural worlds that are in danger of vanishing. Steve’s stories have been published in various magazines and journals, including but not limited to: Trout, Under Wild Skies, Explore, Texas Sporting Journal, Texas Trophy Hunters, The Houston Literary Review, Cutthroat: Journal of the Arts, and The Pecan Grove Review. He is an avid fly fisher, hiker, naturalist, hunter, and outdoor educator who lives in Boerne, Texas, in a house in the hills, surrounded by trees.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ted Williams ix

Prologue xiii

Chapter 1 First Cast 1

Chapter 2 Joshua Creek 11

Chapter 3 Colorado Bend 15

Chapter 4 Pedernales 25

Chapter 5 Medina 37

Chapter 6 Sabinal 49

Chapter 7 Guadalupe 59

Chapter 8 West Verde Creek 73

Chapter 9 San Marcos 83

Chapter 10 Llano 93

Chapter 11 Blanco 107

Chapter 12 San Saba 117

Chapter 13 Frio 129

Chapter 14 Echo Canyon 139

Chapter 15 San Gabriel 151

Chapter 16 Nueces 163

Chapter 17 Headwaters 173

Chapter 18 Homewater 181

Chapter 19 Tailwaters 185

Chapter 20 Devils 195

Chapter 21 Just One More Cast 205

Epilogue 213

Acknowledgments 217

Selected Bibliography 219

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