Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress
Rowman & Littlefield, 1 mei 2002 - 224 pagina's
One of the most eccentric and riveting voices to be heard in the world of fly fishing has his say on just about every aspect of angling.
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Always , though , it surprises — in the unexpected clash of images , in striking turns of phrase , in a completely anarchic sense of irony and humor , in disparate ideas rubbed together that magically catch fire .
As always , the catching can be good or not , but the angling in these pages never fails to interest and entertain , sometimes provoke and exasperate , and occasionally outrage . For I might as well warn you now : Babb is a writer for ...
If you're wondering about the distinction , a murder is when a wife catches her husband with her sister and blows them both away , or when a footpad slices a bootlegger's throat for the fat wad of tobacco - scented twenties stuffed in ...
In those pre - genetic - hackle days they were hard to keep afloat in the wild mountain torrent ; and , as my dad said , they were awful hard to sink deep enough to catch a fish . And big fish ? A fourteen - incher was a good trout for ...
Who the hell was I to tell him you cain't catch fish that way up here ? " The fish stories in this section all take place in East Tennessee , or have their roots in East Tennessee . But then the same could be said of all the stories in ...
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CROSSCURRENTS: A Fly Fisher's ProgressGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
A fireside collection of fly-fishing pieces, touched with—but not drowned in—folksy wisdom and whimsy, from Gray's Sporting Journal editor and columnist Babb. These short essays are divided into two ... Volledige review lezen
Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's ProgressGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
Every few years one wonders if the fountain of talented essayists on fly-fishing is running dry. Then someone like Babb (editor of Gray's Sporting Journal since 1997) comes along. In this outstanding ... Volledige review lezen
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