Reviewed by Deanna Birkholm
Extreme Flyfishing is the big little book in the plain
brown wrapper. Author, R.L. "Bob" Nunley is a well-known cane
rod maker, but this is not a book about making cane rods. True,
it is about fishing them which should make it of special interest
to those who love and fish cane rods. More than that it is a
delightful book about the attitude of one passionate fly fisher.
There are stories which will make you laugh out loud, a giggle or
four, an audible "oh brother!" and a quiet sadness for the loss
of a loved one. You will find included some hunting trip
adventures, one in particular will raise the hair on your forearm.
But mostly, Bob writes about what he loves, fishing cane rods.
Like most of us, he occasionally wades too deep and finds himself
in situations which can only be laughed at after the fact.
Each has its place in forming the 'who' of Bob.
Part of that 'who' is a fine writer. Bob has a gift of sharing
his place in time with those who wish to, for a time, remove
themselves to another realm. The writing is simple, direct,
with just enough description to set the stage. It's honest
writing, not contrived.
You can read an excerpt previously published in our With Bamboo Section,
Extreme Flyfishing is self published, and my only picky
about the book is the lack of editing and few typos - but
understandable on a first book. And to be honest, I've seen
as many typos from major publishing companies.
Highly recommended, and at the price of today's books, cheap! Get it.
Extreme FlyfishingPrevious Reviews
Soft-cover, 5.5" x 8.5", 104 pages.
Available from the Author:
Robort L. Nunley
2320 Central Street
Poteau, OK 74953
or from his website: www.caneflyrod.com
Price: $10.00 plus $1.35 for shipping U.S.
International: $10.00 plus $5.00 for airmail.