- Paperback: 88 pages
- Publisher: Frank Amato Publications (August 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571883614
- ISBN-13: 978-1571883612
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,024,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philadelphia on the Fly: Tales of an Urban Angler Paperback – August 1, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
When I immigrated to USA from South Africa, I had hard time to learn history, culture and especially fishing in my new home Philadelphia.
In South Africa, the European settlers left one good thing behind, flyfishing. We like to catch Kurper,Tigerfish, Yellowfish and even imported trout and bass right in the cities. I do this much in my hometown of Krugersdorp.
So I get this book by Mr. Swegman to help me be at home in Philadelphia, thinking to learn where to fish. This book is so much more! It has history, and tells of kind people, and gives a real flavor to my new home. I bought many copies to send abroad, and I wish to write a book like this one but for my own home to make visitors feel welcome too.
This book is like African literature because it has so much vivid feeling and not just a technical manual.
This book will delight any angler from anywhere in the world. Don't be fooled by the regional-sounding title. Any person who has ever fished or suffered a relationship with an angler will have tears of mirth in their eyes before they've read twenty minutes.
I looked around for other books by Swegman, and couldn't find a blessed thing. Too bad for all of us. Here's to hoping his next work comes out soon.
I cannot more strongly recommend a piece of literature. This guy makes Zane Grey and Ernest Hemingway look stuffy. Fun, witty, a real treasure. I'm ordering extras for friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I will describe this book as short and sweet. It's beautifully produced and it's very informative about fishing in a city. Read morePublished on June 5, 2010 by Randy Kadish
Here we have a series of poetic and amusing essays about discovering a fishery within the city limits of Philadelphia. Read morePublished on June 26, 2008 by R. K. Stearns