Author(s): Thorsten Struben
Fly fishing is an inimitable form of escapism for outdoor enthusiasts. Much more than a sport, fly fishing invites connecting with nature and the defining of a personal aesthetic. Equal parts outdoor meditation and escapism, fly fishing appeals to a diverse audience. The dedicated focus on the task at hand makes daily life fade away and the fly-fisher is free to connect with the soothing sounds of the water while awaiting a catch. From rod to reel to weighted line, the art of fly fishing is rife in details. Filled with photos of anglers and their habitats, the craftsmanship of tying flies, and expert discussions on the right gear to wear to wade into a favorite river, The Flyfisher is the first comprehensive discussion of this multifaceted sport. It is as much about the triumphant catch as the craft of building bait paired with the art of appreciating the overall experience as well as the method.
"From inspiring landscape photography shot all over the world--Jackson Hole to remote Russia--and exclusive illustrations to rundowns of essential gear, fly tying tips and key patterns, and interviews with pioneering fly fishers and contemporary enthusiasts, The Fly Fisher makes great use of its 256 full color pages." -The Field