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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Our defining characteristic : Although we feel things deeply and passionately , there is simply nothing in life so grim or so serious that we can't make fun of it . We make fun of each other and we make fun of ourselves , at every stage ...
When the glaciers retreated and the land grew warm , the specks sought sanctuary in the high country , in the cool mountain streams that drain the closest thing to a rain forest in eastern North America . A foot of elevation equals just ...
Alas for a threatened species , elevation to culinary totemhood by a hardy , hungry , enterprising , and not particularly law - abiding populace can be a dangerous thing indeed . I had wanted to fish Sycamore Creek — a Tellico River ...
I feel a lot of things as I inhale the rich mountain air , then lean down and drink deeply from the chill waters of Roughridge Creek , the fleeting scent of trout and of deep - rooted home rising from my hands . I feel a lot of things ...
It was the latest thing , the hottest rod of its day — and it was only five dollars more than the sevenfoot F. E. Thomas Dirigo that sat beside it on the shelf and in testcasting on Market Square came alive in my hand like a thing ...
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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