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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I write about fly fishing because I don't really know how to do much else , and like all writers I must write about what I know and about how I live my life . To burgle an appropriate line from Thoreau's introduction to Walden ...
And at least in part why I don't live in East Tennessee . Like many Southerners with literary inclinations , I needed to grow distant from my roots before I could look back and truly see them — the deafening contradictions of folks ...
... third - world health care ; of cherubic Sunday School voices belting out Red and yellow black and white being precious in His sight , and those same voices the next day chanting Two - four - six - eight we don't wanna integrate .
In East Tennessee a handkerchief becomes a snotrag , a washcloth a warshrag ; the delicately titillating Northern expression Don't get your panties in a bunch , becomes Don't getchee drawers in a wad . Minor insults are later related ...
But the skills learned on those little high - mountain streams have worked for me pretty much everywhere I've fished , while skills learned on classic waters don't transplant into the mountains worth a dip of snuff .
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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
Leave It to Beavers
Gone Mad in the Midday Sun
Thy Rod and Thy Staff
Defenders of Midway
In the Wake of Henry D
Alone on a Nameless Stream
Against the Grain
A Proper Toff