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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And as ancestral Babbs would eventually strike out for Tennessee , so Jim Babb branches out to new territory and discovers once again echoes of home . It is a wonderful and strange genealogical déjà vu where the past waits around every ...
We alternately crawl on hands and knees and swing from vines , looking for a pool sufficiently clear of blowdowns to get a line in . When we find one we are invariably rewarded by a swift strike ...
The strike - indicator faction likes them because in certain situations they make fly fishing easier . The vociferous minority of anti - indicatorites despises them for exactly the same reason 45 4: The Indicator Papers.
Strike indicators are tools , like duct tape , cordless drills , or guns — inanimate objects , neither good nor evil . Although kidnappers bind victims with duct tape , and cordless drills and guns aid and abet all sorts of mayhem ...
A dry fly is always visible and the strike unmistakable ; even the terminally clueless know when to set the hook . But a nymph is submerged and therefore ... Nymph specialists develop an almost - supernatural ability to detect strikes .
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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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