Habit of Rivers

Habit of Rivers

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Originally published in 1994, this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines's Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing. With wry humor and rare insight, he explores questions that engage most fishermen: What is it about rivers that draws us so irresistibly, and why does fly fishing seem such an aptly suited response? Above all, The Habit of Rivers is about ways of seeing the wonderfully textured world that emanates from a river.Generically, theya#39;re known as aquot;bullets, aquot; falling into that select category of flies designated not for what they represent but for how they behave. From a fishing standpoint, the bullet-and-dropper setup casts with the grace of a turkey baster and hits the water like a roll of dimes. A #2 extra-long-shank hook wrapped in twenty-five turns of 5-amp fuse wire is heavier than a .30-.30 slug and correspondingly more lethal. This is the kind of projectile you want to keep close track of, so you lob itanbsp;...

Title:Habit of Rivers
Author: Ted Leeson
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2006-11-01

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