Odes to the purity of fly fishing for trout crowd the bookshelves already, but Meyers avoids totally deifying the sport. Instead, he takes time to look around and see what else is going on. Though most anglers are obsessed with the pursuit of their finny quarry, he says there are other things that are more important. He recognizes that the oft-used quip "Fishing isn't a matter of life and death; it's much more important than that" comes off as a bad joke in the context of the deaths of loved ones and finding one's true home. The heart of his book isn't fishing; it's the joys of life, the sadness of death, and finding the one thing that brings personal happiness. In the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, Meyers found home, and in this slim volume he sketches the people and the land he also found. Well written, his book has appeal not only for the angler but for anyone interested in a good read.