Every Day Was Special: A Fly Fisher's Lifelong Passion

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., May 25, 2010 - Nature - 208 pages
"It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big ?sh and faraway waters and dramatic moments . . . and yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or ?sh has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my ?y line where it entered the muddy waters of my backyard pond . . .”

In this collection of ?y-?shing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William G. Tapply, the natural appeal of ?y ?shing comes to life. Each story in Every Day Was Special was previously published in Tapply’s back-page column, “Reading the Currents” in American Angler, or in Gray’s Sporting Journal, or in Field & Stream. From “Dam It” to “First Light” to “When Trout Get Antsy,” these thirty re-readable pieces are unique in their own ways, and yet, all are classic Tapply. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of ?shing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, and the innocence of streamside summers.
 

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William Tapply passed away in 2009, which is why it kills me to offer up a poor review of what I believe is his last fly fishing work. Tapply's a good writer, but this work falls flat; descriptive but ... Read full review

Contents

Part I
7
Same Time Next Year
25
The Truth About Fly Fishermen
37
Part II
43
When Trout Get Antsy
50
Out of Season
62
Tuna Fish Sandwiches and Other Inert Materials
68
My Love Affair with Spring Creeks
78
Part IV
113
Silence on the Flats
121
Turkey Bones
127
Spring Break
139
The Hunt for November Reds
145
DaisyChain Blues
153
Part V
159
Bloodsuckers
166

Part III
85
Mr Bass
92
Taps Nearenuf177
177
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William G. Tapply was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on July 16, 1940. He graduated from Harvard University in 1963. He wrote more than 40 books during his lifetime including the Brady Coyne mysteries series, the Stoney Calhoun Novel series, and numerous non-fiction books about fly fishing and the outdoors. He was also a contributing editor for Field and Stream, a columnist for American Angler, and part of The Writer magazine editorial board. He was an English professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and ran The Writers Studio at Chickadee Farm with his wife Vicki Stiefel. He died on July 28, 2009 after a battle with leukemia.

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