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 there's no sport in it , no thrill of the hunt , no chance of finding a screeching bargainand at the particular stage in my life when cane - lust resurfaced , little chance of finding a rod I really wanted for a price I could afford ...
So try this : Some nice summer day , leave your waders in the car and go light , the way most of us did when fly fishing was still just a sport and not yet an industry . Wade wet , feel for the thread of the water , and perhaps a door ...
mark twain , Pudd'nhead Wilson f you enjoy human conflict as spectator sport , but boxing has grown stale since ear biting became socially unacceptable and professional wrestling seems merely a trailer - park production of Faust ...
Anything that makes fly fishing easier , goes the argument , saps the sport of its essence and flouts its time - honored traditions . I suppose a fly fisher using an eighteen - foot ash rod with a plaited horsehair line and a Berners ...
... to the gentle sport of fly fishing . And , of course , the kid had the poor judgment to catch three nice salmon while nearby anglers with far more experience and infinitely better taste in both equipment and headgear went fishless .
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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