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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But as this particular monologue is about fly fishing , I have to presume it's a subject at least nominally interesting to you . And , well , I write because some of those navel - gazing fly - fishing essays are among my very favorite ...
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 ...
... the most ardent of today's soft city trout fishers , shiny RC cans and Copenhagen boxes tell of recent visitors who knew the area and knew what they were doing ; the stream held only a few fish over five inches , at least for us .
... who mean to guard it from interlopers , at least until some oldtimer from Rafter or Coker Creek blows one of their fly - bespeckled - hat - wearing heads off . " Locals are locals , " says Steve Moore between mouthfuls of barbecue .
Denial is not just a river in Egypt , and if we can deny the passage of time with inanimate objects — or at least convince ourselves that we can — well , what the hell ? So it's no wonder that an aging fly - fishing obsessive who ...
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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
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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