Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress

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Rowman & Littlefield, May 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
One of the most eccentric and riveting voices to be heard in the world of fly fishing has his say on just about every aspect of angling.
 

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CROSSCURRENTS: A Fly Fisher's Progress

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A fireside collection of fly-fishing pieces, touched with—but not drowned in—folksy wisdom and whimsy, from Gray's Sporting Journal editor and columnist Babb. These short essays are divided into two ... Read full review

Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress

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Every few years one wonders if the fountain of talented essayists on fly-fishing is running dry. Then someone like Babb (editor of Gray's Sporting Journal since 1997) comes along. In this outstanding ... Read full review

Contents

Specks in Time
15
BlueCollar Cane
29
Fishing with a Wet Fly
39
The Indicator Papers
45
The Great Bream Expeditions
53
The Idiocy of Youth
61
New Roots from Old
71
A Pond of Ones Own
77
Leave It to Beavers
117
Gone Mad in the Midday Sun
125
Thy Rod and Thy Staff
133
Branching Out
141
Appleknocker Time
147
Cabo Wabo
155
Defenders of Midway
165
Ursa Major
177

In the Wake of Henry D
87
Alone on a Nameless Stream
95
Against the Grain
103
Ungava Ungawa
189
A Proper Toff
201
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Page 1 - No life, my honest scholar, no life so happy and so pleasant as the life of a well-governed angler; for when the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much quietness as these silent silver streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us.
Page 2 - We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.

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