INTO THE BACKING: INCREDIBLE STORIES ABOUT THE BIG ONES THAT GOT AWAY - AND THE ONES THAT DIDN'T
Author: Lamar Underwood, editor
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Aug 2005
Over 20 renowned angler-writersincluding Joe Brooks, John Gierach, Zane Grey, Datus Proper, & Robert Travershare their encounters with the largest game fish. Offers the kind of inspiration that will keep you going even on the slowest day streamside. 6x9 inches, 296 pgs.
Make no mistake. Big fish are box office. They sell tickets. They are those elusive drop-dead-gorgeous creatures of angling lore & myth. if you've ever had a date with one, that's the story your angling peers want to hear--about a very special fish that took you deep into your backing a battle fought in desperation, with the sound of a whirring reel providing the background music.
You'll find many such battles -- those won and those lost -- in the pages ahead. Best of all, it's not likely any of these tales could have taken place in your own backyard. To witness the frays, we're going places.
Over 20 renowned angler-writersincluding Joe Brooks, John Gierach, Zane Grey, Datus Proper, and Robert Travershare their encounters with the largest game fish.
Whether the fish got away or was landed, big-fish stories dominate fireside conversations about fly fishing just as they govern every anglers fantasies, be he daydreaming over destination ads or eying a new fly reel. In this wonderful anthology, Lamar Underwoodavid sportsman and reader of fly-fishing literaturebrings together great tales of big fish that took the angler where he always wanted to be.
From Ren Harrops story about a big rainbow on the Henrys Fork to Tom McGuanes account of a salmon hen on the Whale to Nick Lyonss tale of a certain trout in an unnamed creek, Into the Backing offers the kind of inspiration that will keep you going even on the slowest day streamside.
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
Lamar Underwood serves as editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York. He is the author of a novel, On Dangerous Ground, and editor of such anthologies as The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told, Man Eaters, and The Quotable Soldier. Formerly editor in chief of both Sports Afield and Outdoor Life, he lives in Pennington, New Jersey.