Synopses & Reviews
"“Haig-Brown is a talented flyfisherman who is also gifted with an uncommon sense and sensibility.”" The New Yorker
Originally published in 1954, Fishermans Winter
is Roderick Haig-Browns final installment in his well-known seasons” cycle. With a unique blend of experience and observation, Haig-Brown brings readers through the exotic rivers of South America in the winter months, showing rather than explaining the many things he encounters.
Rather than writing about typical winter fishing, Haig-Brown departs from British Columbia, where the other titles in his seasons cycle take place, and heads to unknown rivers in South America, where he learns as much as his readers will. Fishing a second summer,” Haig-Brown inhabits Argentina and Chile, where five- and six-pound trout are abundant in the streams of the Andes. The many chapters on fishing in South America include:
The Lake of Big Rainbows
The Laja River
Some Incidental Things
Farm, Forest, and River
Lago Maihue and the Calcurrupe
The Beach of the Deer
Rivers of the Pampas
The Trout and Salmon of South America
Some Birds of Southern Chile and Argentina
Some Trees and Plants of Southern Chile
And much more!
Since Haig-Browns revolutionary fishing journey to South America, one that few anglers had dreamed of before this, many flyfishermen since have fished their own second summers on the fresh, cold rivers found there. Let this guide be your own tour of the wondrous rivers and streams of the Southern Hemisphere.
An enchanting fly-fishing guide to the rivers and streams of South America.
About the Author
Roderick L. Haig-BrownK (19081976) was a conservationist and well-known Canadian writer. He was born in England and found his way to British Columbia as a youth. He spent much of his life fishing rivers around the world and writing about his experiences, and in 1953 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of British Columbia. He is also the author of Fishermans Spring, Fishermans Summer, and Fishermans Fall. He is now deceased.