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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First hard cover edition published by The Lyons Press First Edition First Printing Printed in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Babb , James R. Crosscurrents : a fly fisher's progress ...
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 ...
... but so far none approaches the sheer stickiness of old - fashioned wool felt once you get there , though both the Bean and Chota offerings get pretty close to the tractive tenacity of hard - woven polyester felt .
This gives you a good drift , but it's hard to cast and spends too much time devising Gordian knots to tax your eyesight and patience , especially if you forget about the nymph and start falsecasting to pop water off the dry .
It's hard to imagine a system harder to cast , but it suspends a nymph beautifully and is virtually free from catenary pull , since the fly dangles straight down from the bobber , er uh , indicator . I watched a twelve - year - old kid ...
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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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