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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Of a town a few miles from my own , novelist Cormac McCarthy wrote in The Orchard Keeper : " I never knowed such a place for meanness . " I say all this because I've found , over thirty - odd years of life among both urban and rural ...
For those who could not reconcile such seraphic Sunday lessons with the weekday's harsh hypocrisy , the Old South — where , as Faulkner wrote , " the past isn't dead , it isn't even past " —could be an untenable place .
As the sun began to sink into the hills I finally cased the three rods , wrote him a check for his asking price , shook his hand , wished him luck , and drove slowly back down to the coast , finally shutting off the windshield wipers ...
In his 1857 book , The Practical Angler , W. C. Stewart wrote that you could catch more fish more easily by fishing upstream . A decade or so later , Frederick Halford began writing that in certain circumstances you could catch more ...
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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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