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DANCES WITH SHARKS
Author: Dave Ames
Publisher: Lodge Pole Press, Nov 2005
Few experiences can compare to a shark attack while casting to world record bonefish to help put a diagnosis of cancer in perspective. Fly-fishing winds like an interactive time machine through the pages of this book. These short stories, in the classic tradiiton, are funny, informative, poignant, & filled w/ enough action to keep you up reading late into the night.
Few experiences can compare to a shark attack while casting to world record bonefish to help put a diagnosis of cancer in perspective. Fly-fishing winds like an interactive time machine through the pages of this book, taking you on a 340 million year journey from Carboniferous mayflies the size of canaries to contemporary Mexico where the direct descendent of Mayan Jaguar Priests learn to be flats fishing guides. These short stories, in the classic tradiiton, are funny, informative, poignant, & filled with enough action to keep you up reading late into the night.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DAVE AMES' BOOKS:
"A perversely informative look at fly-fishing in several of its most mutant forms." -- Tom McGuane, author of The Longest Silence
"I can tell you straight up, without flinching, that one reason I like to read Dave Ames is because he makes me feel young again. And I am not a young man." -- Lamar Underwood, former editor of Sports Afield
"Humorous & down to earth, whets the appetite for wild rivers." --Hooked on the Outdoors magazine
Another Ames book conspicuous for an eclectic intellect, deft touch, offbeat characters and humor, dead-on dialogue, and fishing, of course.--Seth Norman, Fly Rod and Reel Magazine
A masterpiece that belongs on the same shelf as all the other great works in the fly-fishing literature.--Steve Cole, Northwest Fly Fishing
Natural history, politics, and philosophy are woven into the story so expertly that the flow is completely natural and seamless. The result is marvelous, and Dances With Sharks should be on the reading list of every angler.-- John Likakis, American Angler
Oh these are fishing tales all right, but much more; tales that tickle you to belly laughter, stir you to anger, and grab you by the throat.-- Jerry Gibbs, Fishing Editor, Outdoor Life
In a fly-fishing world doused with shameful guidebooks, Dave Ames stands alone as the great, white literary hope. Following his pen is like riding shotgun on a magical journey to the angling soulwith complementary beverages and tender barmaids included.-- Greg Thomas, Managing Editor, Big Sky Journal
"Thought provoking, moving, sometimes powerful, & always entertaining, a welcome & necessary addition to the literary side of the angler's world." --Library Journal