Pocket Water

Pocket Water : Favorite Streams

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In this eclectic collection of essays -- forty-five in all -- William Tapply moves with remarkable ease from the quirky to the lyrical to the downright hilarious. To wit, Tapply explores the frenzy that leads him to "forego sleeping and eating and nursing important relationships and earning a living" in order to be where the salmon and bass are. He details the fly-fishing corollaries of Murphy's Law (such as, "If you drop a reel onto the pavement, it's your new Abel, not that old Pfleuger Medalist."). He provides instructions on raising children to be trout-fishing partners ("Anticipate when they'll get bored, and quit five minutes earlier."). He ruminates on the art of tying flies ("Pretty soon, it's not enough to catch fish on flies you've tied yourself. You want to catch fish on flies you've invented."). And lots more. "Pocket Water" is vintage Tapply for fans and newcomers alike.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 162.8 x 240.3 x 26.2mm | 544.32g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585744026
  • 9781585744022

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.".".the seductively simple and supremely satisfying craft of taking fish on the surface." --James R. Babb, Editor, "Gray's Sporting Journalshow more

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