Description - Fly-fishing Secrets of the Ancients by Paul Schullery
Modern fly-fishing is only the latest chapter in a two-millennia saga of technological creativity and passionate observation of the natural world. In "Fly-Fishing Secrets of the Ancients", historian-naturalist Paul Schullery explores the earlier chapters in that saga and unearths a host of provocative theories, techniques, and insights that helped shape the modern fly-fisher. Schullery demonstrates that whether we're looking for a good fish story, a clearer understanding of why we fish the way we do, or even a way to improve our own sport, we ignore our elders at our peril. "Fly-Fishing Secrets of the Ancients" offers the beginning fly-fisher an unprecedented opportunity to come to terms with some of the sport's most fundamental theoretical and practical challenges. It offers the expert fly-fisher a chance to test current angling dogma - and his or her own pet theories - against that of the sport's greatest past masters. And it offers all readers a fresh, probing, and often-humorous take on the great endless fish story we perpetuate and enrich every time we cast a fly.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of New Mexico Press
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Author Biography - Paul Schullery
Paul Schullery is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than forty books on nature, national parks, history, and outdoor sport, including Royal Coachman: Adventures in the Fly Fisher's World and Mountain Time: A Yellowstone Memoir (both, UNMP). He is the recipient of the Wallace Stegner Award and the Roderick Haig-Brown Award, and he wrote and narrated the award-winning PBS film "Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness." He is currently a scholar-in-residence at Montana State University Library, Bozeman.