Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
The writer and conservationist masterfully reflects on his experiences as a fly-fisherman on the rivers of British Columbia.
An end to Roderick L. Haig-Brown’s “seasons” cycle, Fisherman’s Summer is a book that can be read again and again, for both knowledge and pleasure. In this installment, he focuses again on the rivers of his native British Columbia such as the Campbell, the Columbia, and the Nimpkish.
Among his vast wealth of knowledge concerning fly-fishing, readers are also exposed to his wise reflections. His discussions of the past fishermen of those rivers, including Native Americans and pioneers, and his hope that the future of these rivers will remain abundant and full of life, will touch the hearts of fishermen and nonfishermen alike.
Interspersed with his reflections are tips on an array of different aspects of fly-fishing. Readers will learn about fishing for cutthroats, rainbows, summer steelhead, coho salmon, and more; which flies are best for different fish and different environments; and which rivers in his home of British Columbia produce an abundance of certain fish—all within the delightful confines of summer.
“Not since Walton has there been a writer who can describe the joys of fishing as does Haig-Brown.” —Boston Post
Available since: 06/03/2014.
Print length: 260 pages.