"A work of homage to the wild native brook trout."--The New York Times Book Review
This new edition of A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge offers readers a chance to revisit a contemporary classic of fly fishing literature, a book that takes the reader through a year of fly fishing backcountry mountain streams from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Camuto's love of trout fishing is wedded to a keen awareness of both history and nature. Although the author has fished for trout from Oregon to Russia, he still lives in the shadow of the Blue Ridge and still considers its trout streams to be the best rivers he has ever fished.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Camuto is also the author of Hunting from Home: A Year Afield, forthcoming from W. W. Norton. He has written for a wide range of publications, including Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman, Sports Afield, and Sierra. He is the book review columnist for Audubonand Gray's Sporting Journal and writes the "Watersheds" column for Trout Unlimited's Trout magazine.
His magazine columns reach nearly a million readers. He also writes environmental opinion columns that reach up to 8 million potential newspaper readers in the Southeast through Blue Ridge Press.
Camuto has taught as a writer-in-residence and a visiting professor of American Literature at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He has also taught at the University of Virginia and continues to lecture widely at educational institutions across the South.
He is a consultant for the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition, The Wilderness Society and other groups that advocate environmental protection.
Camuto was a resident of Albemarle County (near Charlottesville) when he wrote A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge and now lives in Rockbridge County (near Roanoke).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Same Rivers Twice: Introduction to the 2001 Edition
I. The Trout in the Mountains
II. Blue Ridge Complex
III. The Blue Rivers
shadows in the stream
IV. A Moveable Feast
air and rain
V. The Web in the River
VI. Still Pools
VII. The Heart of the Country
VIII. Autumn Brown on the Rose
strong brown god
IX. Old Fires
rivers that get away
X. Looking for the End of the Year
custom and ceremony