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The list of how-to fly-fishing books is at least a mile long, but there are scant few that delve into the “why” with such clarity and credibility as this one. Nobody else wades as far out of the main channel, but brings it home with such resonance, like Santella can. -- Kirk Deeter, Editor-in-Chief, TROUT Media
Tug is honest, fair and self-effacing, and it does what great angling writing should—it inspires us to get on the water more often to fish. If you don’t want to fish the world with a fly rod in hand after reading it, you better check for a pulse. -- Greg Thomas, Editor, Fly Rod & Reel --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Santella is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Trout, Fly Rod & Reel, The Drake, American Angler, and Fly Fish Journal. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker,Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, and Links, among many other publications. When he’s not at his desk, Santella loves to swing flies for steelhead on the Deschutes, Sandy, and North Umpqua Rivers, and to front Catch & Release, a four-piece rock band that plays original compositions…including a tune called “The Tug is the Drug.” --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B00JC67QX2
- Publisher : Headwater Books, Midcurrent LLC (March 28, 2014)
- Publication date : March 28, 2014
- Language: : English
- File size : 3923 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 126 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,142,896 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book is primarily a collection of articles that previously appeared in the New York Times, so the quality of writing is superb. It is really more of a travelogue, than a collection of stories chronicling the authors experience fishing for a variety of species, under various conditions and locales. The length of the articles was likely prescribed by the NYT editorial board, so all of these chapters make for a quick easy read. The book concludes with an homage to Dylan and a short piece of fiction both of which I found very enjoyable.
If you're seeking fishing stories, anything by John Gierach and the author's "Fifty Favorite Fly Fishing Tales" are good places to start.
Great title, but that is about it.