Reviewed by James Castwell
What a fun read. Not quite a time-line, but close.
Definitely one of those books I just don't want to
end. A 'page-turner' but one I took several days
to digest. The amount of information is staggering
but related in such a chronological order that it
is hard to stop at any place, including the end of chapters.
As each element of the discovery of flyfishing was
born both parents were there and Glen Law serves us
now as mid-wife. The absolute logical progression
of our sport is outlined and validated in a very
personable narrative. Exceedingly clean writing,
perfectly outlined and professionally presented,
this book should be required reading for any serious
practitioner of our recreation.
When one begins to understand where we came from,
how far we have come and how we got here, somehow
flyfishing starts to make sense. I know this book
has filled in gaps and stages for me and I am sure
it will help you enjoy flyfishing even more too.
Here is a quote from Lefty Kreh. "I found it by far
the best book on the history of flyfishing I'd ever
read." Not good enough for you? Here's another one.
From me. "Me to." Take my word on this one, look
for it, buy it, and enjoy.
Glen Law is a writer and book editor, and was for
many years the editor-in-chief of Florida Sportsman
Magazine. His work has appeared in nearly every
outdoors publication. ~ JC
A concise history of
Soft cover 175 pages
Published by Lyons Press
$17.95 paperback US