“Few angler-authors can match the skill and insight of Steve Raymond . . .” —The New York Times
“Steve Raymond has been one of fly fishing’s finest writers longer than most of us have been fishing.” —Paul Schullery, author of Royal Coachman and American Fly Fishing: A History
“Raymond’s prose is direct, his commentary forthright, frankly opinionated, frequently funny, and not without cutting edges.” —Fly Rod & Reel
“In a genre whose longing for the old days and calls for better management are too often scolding and furious, Raymond offers a simpler and more graceful message: get out there and pay attention to the wonder of the water.” —Seattle Times.
About the Author
Steve Raymond has been fishing the trout, steelhead, and salmon waters of his native Pacific Northwest for more than fifty years and has spent much of that time writing about it. He is author of nine fly-fishing books, including Nervous Water, Blue Upright, and Rivers of the Heart, and his reviews of fly-fishing books have appeared in various publications. A veteran of thirty years as an editor and manager at the Seattle Times, Raymond also has been editor of two fly-fishing magazines, the Flyfisher and Fly Fishing in Salt Waters. Now retired, Raymond and his wife, Joan, live on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington.