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Entries in fly fishing writing (47)

Monday
Jun022014

There once was a fisherman from Nantucket......

Fishing was Matt Reinemo’s top priority. Then, in quick succession, he fell in love with a non-fishing woman, got married, and became a father. Now along with his tackle box, he juggles a diaper bag. In Compass of My Soul, Reinemo searches for striped bass and peace of mind on the flats of his beloved Nantucket Island, suffers through luxury during a fishless weekend at a bed and breakfast, chases marlin offshore, and fights a losing battle to control the size and scope of a birthday party at home. Through remembrances of his own upbringing in things piscatorial, fishing adventures in Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica, and having observed countless fathers fish with sons in his years as a guide, Reinemo considers what it means to be a good fishing father, and somewhere along the way, a great dad.

LINK

I'm a few chapters into Matt's book and so far it's a really great read.

Wednesday
Apr302014

Snippets from Amazon one star angling book reviews.

It's like rancid ice cream coated with honey and molasses and then sucked through a full pixie stick.

If I were stitting in a doctor's waiting room and wanted to flip through something which was very light and full of pictures, I might pick up something like this book.

If you want to learn how a self-proclaimed Alabama red-neck saw the light and became a liberal editor for the New York Times, it's your nickel.

And, of course, Gus ends up finding his meaning in the eyes of some backwoods hippie chick and has a religious experience (if you can call it that) while walking home from a long, incredibly drawn out trip down a river following a fish on his line.

When the reader is hoping for the "hero" to die your book sucks.

I gave this as a gift & he said the inside is upside down to the cover.

I'm completely confused why this book gets good reviews. It's not even a good picture book.

At this rate we'll never die.

And the writing is over-caffeinated, to put it mildly.

This book is NOT about flyfishing.

Monday
Apr072014

“Did you see that?” I accidentally blurted out with a full mouth

Photo: Diderot's dreams

Bologna sandwich costs angler a trophy fish.

LINK (via:The Telegram)

Monday
Mar172014

All Fishermen Are Liars

In addition to a starring role in one of the 2014 F3T films, and cameo in another, John Geirach is soon to be out with a new book.

In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer-even when it's not clear what the question is. All Fishermen Are Liars covers fishing topics large and small: the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly; fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the first President George Bush; and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking downpour. ("At this point someone is required to say, 'You know, there are people who wouldn't think this is fun.'")
Gierach may occasionally lose a fish, but he never loses his passion for fishing or his sense of humor.

In conjunction with the April book launch Geirach will also be embarking on a multi city book signing tour.

Monday
Jan132014

The Itch To Use A Fly-Rod

The way a good rod first flexes and then extends its muscles as the line quickens, tightens, rises off the water and does figure eights in mid-air is one of the miracles of humanly applied dynamics. It never ceases to amaze me.

LINK (via: Caught By the River)

Wednesday
Jan082014

What Fly Fishing Does to Your Product

If only it was this easy.....

Micah Spear, Creative Braintrust Design Expert and Founder & CEO of Playtime writes about the correlation between product innovation and development and the art of casting for fish.

LINK (via: Fast Company)