Lines on the Water: A Fly Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi

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Arcade Publishing, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
David Adams Richards explores man's relationship with nature: whether fishing salmon on the Miramichi, hunting moose or deer, losing your way in the woods, or sneaking away from a bear. This book is about hunters and fishermen, about history and memory. Richards weaves together the tales that have informed his life as a fisherman. He has learned his skill from the guides and the poachers, the sports and the city slickers who have all fished the Miramichi. He learns about perseverance and respecting nature, and he reflects on the changes that the modern world has brought to the great river. Lines on the Water abounds with lore and wisdom, humor, and most of all, passion. -- Publisher's description.
 

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I picked this up as a sale/discard item from my local library and it just sat in a pile of similar items until I picked it up a few days ago. I wish I'd taken the trouble to read it before now. The ... Read full review

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Beautiful, languid prose, and yet far from stereotypical fartsy crap one too often finds in this subject. I will read more from this author. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
29
Section 4
47
Section 5
62
Section 6
74
Section 7
97
Section 8
115
Section 10
132
Section 11
144
Section 12
150
Section 13
167
Section 14
174
Section 15
189
Section 16
203
Copyright

Section 9
121

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David Adams Richards lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

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