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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (July 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595446825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595446827
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,091,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Ah, to write like Ed! He tickles you with his humorous observations and gets instructive without your even noticing." —Curt Hill, Orvis-endorsed instructor and 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
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Ed Quigley is a freelance writer whose ad credits include American Express, and BMG Music. He was a Caples Award Finalist for work on Ken Burns’s Baseball. His writing has appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Chicago Tribune, NY Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Wall Street Journal; his stories in Fly Fisherman, Yale Anglers’ Journal, and the Art of Angling Journal. He lives in Lansdale, PA.


More About the Author

Ed Quigley is a freelance writer whose ad credits include American Express and BMG Music. His writing has appeared on the Op-Ed page of the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Wall Street Journal. His stories and articles have appeared in Fly Fisherman magazine, the Yale Anglers' Journal and other national magazines. He lives in Lansdale, PA.

Quigley is an avid fly fisherman and a cyclist who rides a Trek 7.6 hybrid and an Orbea Orca road bike...and has all the spiderman outfits that go with them.

Customer Reviews

So I buy books with short chapters.
A. M. MCNULTY
Both of his books were very good for a light evening read.
Gerald W. Eichelkraut
A must for any fly fisherman's library.
John Haeberle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. M. MCNULTY on November 17, 2007
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Most of my reading is done in airports, planes and hotel rooms. So I buy books with short chapters. Quigley's collection of 25 fly fishing stories makes the cut. These stories are fast-paced and amusing and the characters are unforgettable. "Painted Ladies" recounts a Newtonian moment at the bar in NYC's Waldorf-Astoria "amid a hatch of Dollimentia sophisticata" that leads to a fly fishing theory of attraction. "Angling Attire" reveals how Orvis outfits raise everyone's expectations. "Catch & Release" catches Lee Wulff with a trout on the grill and another on the wall. In "The Legend," which first appeared in the Yale Anglers' Journal, a fisherman achieves dubious fame on the flats in the Bahamas. Quigley's other stories take you to the Outer Banks in search of albies, to Labrador for giant brookies, to Florida for tarpon, to Walker's Cay, Ireland, Scotland, Alaska, the Carolinas, Pennsylvania. I recommend Quigley's book to all fellow travelers and sporting gentlemen who enjoy their fly fishing adventures short, sweet and seasoned with good writing and more than a pinch of wit. It makes a great gift for the fisherman in your life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tom Hazlett on November 23, 2007
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I shelled out good money for this book - and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quigley is a masterful storyteller. While I am not a fisherman, the word pictures painted by the author really made me feel as if I were there with him. I particularly liked "The Legend" and "Painted Ladies."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Kirkland on November 14, 2007
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I don't fish -- but I DID thoroughly enjoy this warm, witty and wise book about Quigley's adventures with rod, reel ... and cigar. My husband (who DOES fish) found the stories not only entertaining, but stealthily instructive. Who knew?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Haeberle on November 18, 2007
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This book contains a great collection of stories which will stimulate an outdoorsman's desire to escape to a better place. A must for any fly fisherman's library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan on December 1, 2007
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An eloquent work...destined to be a classic. Those who cherish the outdoors will relish every word.Ed Quigley has given us a magnificant gift. Thank you Ed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brookie on February 6, 2008
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Truly a great book. Tales of epic adventures and misadventures from around the globe. I recommend Quigley's book, "In the Company of Rivers". It's the ideal paperback to take with you on your next fishing trip.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 26, 2007
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Writing style is entertaining, superb, will make you want to read it again and again.

This one is worth sharing with your fishing buddies!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Cruz on June 4, 2009
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For fisherman and non-fisherman alike, Mr. Quigley's writing style captures your fancy. You won't need a net to catch his drift. Once you pick up this book, intending to only read a chapter here and there, you'll find it hard to let go of his world of story-telling. His easy-going style and ability to relate to all walks of life holds your attention throughout. Very refreshing and lighthearted, it's a good read--and picking up some new tips on angling doesn't hurt, either. (Watch for his new book, Fly Fishing, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2009.)
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