Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents : A Fly Fisher's Progress

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Outrageous and inspired essays from the author whose writing "ranks him with some of the best nature writers in print." Jim Babb is one of the most eccentric and riveting essayists at work today. In Crosscurrents, Babb recounts his early days with a cast of colourful and bizarre local characters in a small East Tennessee town and his migration through Brahmin Boston to the backwoods of Maine where he built his own house. "What rings on every page of this book," writes Ted Leeson, "is a tremendously energetic, expressive, and robust voice...It is distinctive and original, an authentic voice, pure home-grown." The story that voice tells is always connected to fly fishing - in waters near and far, always memorable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1585744948
  • 9781585744947
  • 1,389,674

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"The best fly fishing book of the year." - Library Journal; "One of the funniest fly-fishing collections I've had in my hands." - Seth Norman, Fly Rod & Reelshow more

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Jim Babb is one of the most eccentric and riveting new voices to be heard in the world of fly fishing in many years. From his early days growing up in a small East Tennessee town to his migration through Brahmin Boston to the backwoods of Maine (where he built his own house, by hand), Babb's story is as unique as it is brilliantly told. He explores his first fly rods in "Blue Collar Cane"; his early use of the wet fly; and the expeditions he made for bream. Always, he fly fishes with a maverick genius, building a way of seeing and experiencing the world of fly fishing that is all his own, and that carries him from the ponds of Maine to great fly-fishing opportunities throughout the world as editor of Gray's Sporting Journal.show more

About James R. Babb

James R. Babb is the editor of Gray's Sporting Journal and author of River Music, a collection of essays that placed him in the company of "some of the best nature writers in print." He lives in Searsport, Maine.show more

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