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A FLY FISHER'S REFLECTIONS
Author: John Goddard, with foreword by Lefty Kreh
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Nov 2002
Brilliant accounts of new fly patterns & techniques, rare adventures worldwide, & deep-sea fishing by one of the world's greatest anglers. Pointed observations on a lifelong commitment to finding better fly patterns. Color & B&W illus. throughout; 6x9 inches, 290 pgs.
Few fly fishers have contributed as much to modern angling as John Goddard. He combines a searching and original mind with a restless quest for new fishing experiences worldwide. The result, in A Fly Fisher's Reflections, is a cornucopia of discoveries and innovations, accounts of rare trips to Kenya, South Africa, South America, Montana, Alaska, and (for the fifteenth time) New Zealand.
In the first section Goddard offers pointed observations on a lifelong commitment to finding better fly patterns and recounts his experiences with chironomids, "suspender" midges, new caddis patterns, and nymphs. The section on technique takes a hard look at the choice of hooks, how to play fish, making better leaders, fly size, and even the use of nets.
In "Fly Fishing Worldwide," the third section in this full and entertaining book, Goddard records trips to Norway, trips in search of bonefish, fly fishing in Mexico, spring-creek fishing in Montana, and especially his great love of New Zealand. Not satisfied with smaller fish, Goddard includes a fascinating final section on deep-sea fishing in the Seychelles, off the coasts of Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, for tuna, shark, and other huge denizens of the deep.
In all this is a summing up, in his senior years, of a memorable fishing life by one of the world's greatest anglers. No fisherman will want to miss it.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"...a marvelous book!" --Peter Lapsley
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Goddard is the author of nine previous books, including (with Brian Clarke) the pathbreaking The Trout and the Fly and his own John Goddard's Trout Fishing Techniques. Lefty Kreh has called him one of the world's finest fly fishers.