For three years, Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing. To explore the cultures of angling, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to the Gulf Coast, too; from bass waters north and south to fly-fishing waters east and west. He joined a professional bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff in Colorado. HFor three years, Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing. To explore the cultures of angling, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to the Gulf Coast, too; from bass waters north and south to fly-fishing waters east and west. He joined a professional bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff in Colorado. He angled with corporate executives in Montana and stoic steelheaders in the Northwest. He went ice fishing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and fly-fishing for sharks in California. In the Midwest, he fished with the host of the nation's longest-running television fishing program. He spent time with the captains of Florida, the poachers of the West, and the regulars who fish the Harlem and Hudson Rivers in New York City. "Fly-Fishing for Sharks" is the delightful result of Richard Louv's journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. From Whitefish Willy to Bass'n Gal's Sugar Ferris, the people Louv writes about are simply unforgettable.As diverse as the cultures of fishing are. Richard Louv found that certain values unite them. Most of the anglers he spoke with care passionately about the health of the country's water; some have pondered what fishing tells us about our changing relationship with nature. Every one of them finds something renewing, even healing, in angling -- and many of these men and women believe that fishing can be a thread that binds the generations. Louv discovers from a Hemingway son what it really was like to go fishing with Papa; he fishes and talks about fatherhood with Robert Kennedy, Jr.; and he shares the joys and pains of caring for his own children."Fly-Fishing for Sharks" is by turns funny, thoughtful, and poignant -- a revealing look at our country from an unusual perspective....
|Title||:||Fly-Fishing for Sharks: An American Journey|
|Number of Pages||:||496 Pages|
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Fly-Fishing for Sharks: An American Journey Reviews
I decided to purchase this book after reading one of Richard Louv's columns in the San Diego Union-Tribune. His column presented a fresh and thought provoking take on urban grow. I ultimately found the same level of thoughtfulness in Fly-Fishing for Sharks. His writing is first-class and his style is personal but not over-powering. What's most obvious thoughout the book is his fondness for all things angling. The book manages to cover a range of topics that are as varied as the places he visits. You'll find yourself on an adventure in the remote inland areas of Baja California one moment, and at a fly tackle trade-show in Denver the next.The single knock I would give the book is the focus given to the "fishing industry" and not the average angler. The book isn't so much about the average American who you'll find fishing their weekends away as it is about the well-known personalities who have shaped fishing and promoted the sport.
Very interesting book, but tough to get through.It was a slow read, but I learned about fly fishing and some of the personalities involved in the sport. The last 100 pages or so were the best for me, but it was a bit of a struggle to get to that point..
I'm a fishing junkie, and even I thought this book was a little hard to get through at times. But if you are stuck in an airport terminal for hours, I would give it a read.
Received this as a gift. I enjoyed the fly fishing parts but could have done without the Bass fishing.