These are “feel good” stories, but they aren’t sappy. They are easy reads, and each chapter is a self-contained story, although they are all about the same place and same people. You could easily open the book to a random chapter and read it without missing a thing. When you’re tired of your heavy reading, and need a light pick-me-up read, make sure you have all three of the Travers Corners books on hand.
The following is an introduction to this new book, based on a reading of the preface only. I have a quest. The quest involves answering several related questions. I won’t list them all, but the following two questions should give an idea as to the basic gist of them: Do fish suffer when they are [...]
My review of the book Dry Fly Gospel by Terry Coffey. It’s a quirky little book of 12 short stories, but one many people should find a few stories to their liking.
Nick Mayer’s watercolor artwork at Escape Studio. Nick’s pieces have a “technical” feel to them, with a clean, precise look, but the watercoloring softens them, bringing a warmth and aliveness to each piece.
Book Review of An Entirely Synthetic Fish, by Anders Halverson. The book goes on sale next week. You’ll want to grab a copy of this fascinating look at the history of stocking and conservation of non-native fish in the United States that is told with a reporter’s zeal for facts yet with a storyteller’s touch.
Ted Leeson has been one of my favorite authors since his first book in 1994, The Habit of Rivers. Inventing Montana has a lot more personal feel and more humor than his previous works. For those of you who might have tried Leeson before but didn’t quite get into it, give this one a try. For those who already enjoy Leeson, you’ll love the extra dimensions this book adds to his repertoire.
A handful of artists are featured in this post as I try to get caught up. Fly fishing art has some great artists plying their skills. In addition, I find many of them keep some great blogs where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at an artist at work.
Nick Clement of Reel Escape Films has a nice trailer (4:33) of his In the Land of the Cutthroats (this is the link to the HD version on Vimeo—check out the other videos of his there too).
Thom Glace is a watercolor artist living in Pennsylvania. He has some nice looking paintings dealing with many sportsfishing species.
Dean Bell, one of New Zealand’s premiere guides, fishes Fiordland of New Zealand’s South Island giving excellent instruction on how to fish using the “dead drift,” as well as additional information and analysis.
A Scandinavian jazz group who also have a passion for fly fishing. Combine the two and you get a made for TV series titled, “Jazz & Fly Fishing.”
For those interested in native fish, or would like to become better informed about them, or learn how and where to fish for them, you’ll find this new website, The Angler’s Life List, to be an excellent resource. It’s mainly dedicated to North America and salmonid species for now.
My review of Scott Sadil’s latest book, Lost in Wyoming: Stories. This is a collection of 12 short stories, and 11 of them deal with fly fishing in some way or another, but they are really stories about relationships.
Mike Savlen is a great artist! And he is now offering, for the first time, to paint portraits of you and your trophy.
Rivers of a Lost Coast received the Jury’s Award for Best Documentary Feature at Sacramento Film Festival.