Heres a book that embraces yet transcends the fly-fishers world much as Brysons A Walk in the Woods transcends the hikers world. It is a journey to remote Labrador, to Alaska, Scotland, Ireland, the Florida Keys, to a Pepsi shack on the Catawba in the Carolinas, to a tackle shop no bigger than a roosters nest on 42nd Street, to Kettle Creek in Pennsylvanias Forbidden Lands. It is suffused with the fragrance of Montecristos, the plumy sweetness of vintage Port, the sizzle of sirloins on a Coleman stove. Plus such unforgettable characters as Mr. Earp, a 100 percent West Virginian and 50 percent Cherokee; and Mr. Cotter, the quintessential NY cop turned fly-fishing gentleman.
Ah, to write like Ed! He tickles you with his humorous observations
and gets instructive without your even noticing.
Curt Hill, Orvis-Endorsed Instructor + Destinations Planner
A delicious collection filled with hearty helpings of wit and wisdom.
Robert Selb, The Classic Fly Fisherman
What an enjoyable read! Quigley has a witty way of telling amusing stories about his many and varied fly-fishing adventures.
Charlie Meck, author of The Hatches Made Simple