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WHAT FLY FISHING TEACHES US
Author: Denver Bryan, Photographer
Publisher: WILLOW CREEK PRESS, Sep 2006
Fly anglers who have found utter enjoyment & headache-inducing frustration will recognize themselves in this delightful book. Relates lessons & pithy words from angling literature & dazzling Denver Bryan photos. Color photos; 7x6 inches, 96 pgs.
Fly fishing is a noble sport whose avid practitioners learn the skills of finesse, observation & technique - & that would be great if it all stopped there. But fly fishing is more - oh so much more - than the streamside perfection of a mere handful of angling skills. The broader curriculum also teaches us: Frustration ("When we see trout feeding regardless of our fly...the resnetment is almost like the anger of a madman." - Harold Russell); Jealousy ("Flyfishing is like sex, everyone thinks there is more than there is, and that everyone else is getting more than their share." - Henry Kanemotto); Lying ("The question is not whether successful fishermen believe in God, but vice versa." -Don Roberts); and Obstinance ("If I'm not going to catch anything, than I'd rather not catch anything on flies." - Bob Lawless).
What Fly Fishing Teaches Us relates these lessons & many more in pithy words from angling literature & dazzling Denver Bryan photographs. Fly anglers who have found utter enjoyment & headache-inducing frustration will recognize themselves in this delightful book.