Synopses & Reviews
This is a fly-fishing book that speaks to the dedication fly fishermen have for their favorite pastime. Whether you are a veteran fly fisher, a passionate weekend participant, or an enthusiastic beginner, you will come away from this terrific compilation with a better understanding of and fervor for this magnificent sport.
FLY FISHING IS SPOKEN HERE gives you a broader perspective and encourages you to form your own relationship with fly fishing. This collection of radio interviews from "The Fishing Zone" (which reaches 200 stations and 1,000 cites) includes three new chapters from Joan Wulff, Joe Humphreys, and Lefty Kreh; interviews from experts in the field and writers on the topic; plus vivid artwork by James Prosek.
Selections include interviews with James Prosek, renowned painter and author of a number of books, including Early Love and Brook Trout; Joseph Heywood, author of The Snowfly and Ice Hunter; Valerie Haig-Brown, daughter of Roderick Haig-Brown and editor of To Know a River; Jack Samson, former Editor-in-Chief of Field & Stream magazine and author of many books on World War II as well as the outdoors (including The Orvis Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Bonefish and Permit); and Ernest Schwiebert, world-famous lecturer and author of such bestsellers as Nymphs and Matching the Hatch; as well as many others. Through these diverse writings and interviews, the reader acquires a sense of the true importance of this sport, while glimpsing elements of the human condition as it relates to the natural order of the world.
A true testament to the passion sportsmen feel for fly fishing.
Fly fishing for trout can reveal much of the human condition, and it drives and inspires devoted anglers and writers such as the ones who appear in the following pages. Most of us are inhabitants of that vast middle ground of angling - passionate weekend participants, near-experts, enthusiastic beginners - and it is only through the richly diverse writings and efforts of others that we can truly see and appreciate the dimensions and importance of this sport we care so much about. If we are truly attentive, perhaps we will allow it to treat us to a certain glimpse of our place in the natural order of things.
This is a fly-fishing book that speaks to the dedication anglers have for their favorite pastime. No matter what your experience or level of expertise, you will come away from this compilation with a better understanding of and fervor for this magnificent sport.
About the Author
STEPHEN SLOAN is the author of Ocean Bankruptcy
(page 61). He is the founder of "The Fishing Zone" radio show, as well as "The Fishing Line" radio and television shows. Currently he is the chairman of The Fisheries Defense Fund and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami. He lives in New York City.