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“Its been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big ?sh and faraway waters and dramatic moments . . . and yet I dont think any of those moments or any of those places or ?sh has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitc
Tapply is a writer with a fine eye and an acute sense of place." Boston Globe
Its been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big fish and faraway waters and dramatic moments . . . and yet I dont think any of those moments or any of those places or ?sh has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my fly line where it entered the muddy waters of my backyard pond . . .”
In this collection of true fly-fishing stories by acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William G. Tapply, the natural appeal of fly fishing comes to life. Each story captures an aspect of the sport that makes it special to sportsmen and readers. From Dam It” to First Light” to When Trout Get Antsy,” these thirty timeless pieces are unique in their own ways, and yet, all are classic Tapply. Covering the span of his remarkable life, these stories move from his earlier daysteaching himself to fish in the pond behind his house, using everything from worms to leechesto his memories of the opening days of trout season each year, to the first unforgettable leap of a tarpon in Belize, to trying to reel in a keeper” bass using a turkey bone. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of fishing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, and the innocence of streamside summers.
A collection of ﬂy-ﬁshing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoorsman William G. Tapply.
About the Author
William G. Tapply (1940–2009) was the author of thirty mystery and suspense novels; a dozen books about hunting and fishing, including Trout Eyes; and hundreds of articles, stories, and essays about bird hunting, fly fishing, writing, and other subjects for numerous publications. He was a columnist for American Angler, a contributing editor for Field & Stream, and Upland Almanac and a regular contributor to Gray’s Sporting Journal and Shooting Sportsman.Nick Lyons is the editor of Hemingway on Fishing, The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told, The Quotable Fisherman, and The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom. He has written over twenty books, mainly on fishing, in addition to hundreds of articles on the subject, which have appeared in such magazines as Harper’s, Outside, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Fly Fisherman. He splits his time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.