Modern fly-fishing is only the latest chapter in a two-millennia saga of technological creativity & passionate observation of the natural world. In Fly-Fishing Secrets of the Ancients, historian-naturalist Paul Schullery explores the earlier chapters in that saga & unearths a host of provocative theories, techniques, & insights that helped shape the modern fly-fisher. Schullery demonstrates that whether we're looking for a good fish story, a clearer understanding of why we fish the way we do, or even a way to improve our own sport, we ignore our elders at our peril.
Fly-Fishing Secrets of the Ancients offers the beginning fly-fisher an unprecedented opportunity to come to terms with some of the sport's most fundamental theoretical & practical challenges. It offers the expert fly-fisher a chance to test current angling dogma--& his or her own pet theories--against that of the sport's greatest past masters. & it offers all readers a fresh, probing, & often-humorous take on the great endless fish story we perpetuate & enrich every time we cast a fly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Schullery is the author, coauthor, or editor of three dozen books on nature, conservation, & outdoor sport. He is recipient of the Wallace Stegner Award, the Roderick Haig-Brown Award, & a Panda Award for the PBS film Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness, which he wrote & narrated.