Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress
Lyons Press, 1999 - 210 pagina's
Jim Babb is one of the most eccentric and riveting new voices to appear in the world of fly fishing in many years. From his early days growing up in a small eastern Tennessee town to his migration through Brahmin Boston to the backwoods of Maine (where he built his own house, by hand), Babb's story is as unique as it is brilliantly told.
He explores his first fly rods in "Blue Collar Cane"; his early use of the wet fly; and the expeditions he made for bream. Always, he fly fishes with a maverick genius, building a way of seeing and experiencing the world of fly fishing that is all his own, and that carries him from the ponds of Maine to great fly fishing opportunities throughout the world as editor of Gray's Sporting Journal.
"What rings on every page of this book, " writes Ted Leeson, "is a tremendously energetic, expressive, and robust voice... It is distinctive and original, an authentic voice, pure homegrown." And the story that voice tells is always connected to fly fishing -- in waters near and far, always memorable.
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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