Lines on the water : a fly fisherman's life on the Miramichi /
David Adams Richards
First U.S. edition.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2002.
240 pages ; 23 cm.
9781611453836 (pbk.)
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New York : Arcade Publishing, 2002.
9781611453836 (pbk.)
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Anyone who has ever tied a blood knot in a leader or spun a line on the reel, felt the tug of a salmon or seen the glimmer of a brook trout in the early morning sun, understands that fishing is more than a sport. It is, for many, a way of life. In Lines on the Water, we are reminded why this is so. Writing with the same mastery that has won him praise for his fiction, Richards takes us-even those unfamiliar with days spent in chilly waters-on an unforgettable journey to the famed Miramichi River, casting a light on the magical world of fly-fishing and the community that surrounds it. Richards pays tribute to all who have shared in the joy of fishing, by weaving together tales of the guides and poachers, the "sports" and the city slickers. Starting at the age of four when he lands his first trout, to his friendship with fellow fishers like Peter McGrath, to his life-long search for the next great fishing pool, Richards takes us beyond the river and into his mind and his heart. He offers thoughts and insights about our relationship with nature, about hunters and fishermen, friendship and family, history and memory, and the changes that todays modern world has brought. Lines on the Waterteems with lore and wisdom, humor, and most of all, passion.

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