FISHLESS DAYS, ANGLING NIGHTS: CLASSIC FLY-FISHING STORIES, REMINISCENCES, AND LORE
Author: Sparse Grey Hackle
Publisher: SKYHORSE, Mar 2012
A rich & varied treasury of the best writing by the ?Dean of American Fly Fishermen.? Lighthearted philosophy & profound insight into the character of fishermen & campers. For anyone interested in the very finest writing about the great outdoors. 17 B&W illus; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
Back again with every ounce of timeless humor and legendary philosophy - the masterpiece from the "Dean of American Fly Fishermen" lives on.
This virtual treasure trove of amusing anecdotes, profound insights, and recollections of fly fishing and camping moments too marvelous (and sometimes too frustrating) to forget resurfaces for its fortieth anniversary. Sparse Grey Hackle's classic is a mixture of sentiment and hilarity. This fortieth anniversary edition - complete with a new Introduction by the author's longtime friend, editor, and fellow fisherman, Nick Lyons - is sure to be a favorite of the next generation of fly fishermen and women.
?. . . a book with all the lore and wisdom, laughter and warmth, that make Sparse Grey Hackle the best of companions, the most generous of writers.??Red Smith
?Fishless Days, Angling Nights is a compound of sage judgment, warm memory, and dry wit . . .??Arnold Gingrich
Fishless Days, Angling Nights is a rich and varied treasury of the best writing by the ?Dean of American Fly Fishermen.? There is lighthearted philosophy and profound insight into the character of fishermen and campers. There are hilarious pieces such as ?Who Is Sparse Grey Hackle?? and starkly vivid recollections of the terrors of night fishing. And throughout there are memorable portraits of the great anglers he knew, like Edward R. Hewitt and George M.L. LaBranche. This is a book for anyone interested in the very finest writing about the great outdoors.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sparse Grey Hackle was a Wall Street Journal reporter and stockholder relations counsel. This was his one book. He died in 1983.