The Fly Fisherman's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What a Lifetime on the Water Has Taught Me about Love, Work, Food, Sex, and Getting Up Early

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Rodale, Jun 17, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
The fly fisherman is a unique breed of sportsman, one who prides himself on his keen appreciation of the power and poetry of nature—the sparkle of sunlight dancing off riffles in a wild trout stream, the drama and mystery of life and death played out in the cool depths of tranquil pools, the surreal beauty of a spontaneous mayfly hatch, the heart-thumping eruption of an explosive surface strike. But beyond this almost spiritual connection to woods and water, the fly fisherman is also prone to deep understanding of man and his place in the world, probably due to his fondness for reflection.

In The Fly Fisherman's Guide to the Meaning of Life, author Peter Kaminsky writes knowingly about the angler's passion of pursuit, as well as the equally important pursuit of passion. Kaminsky offers up his own hard-won lessons from the field, words of wisdom from some of the sport's master casters, and, hopefully, the inspiration to his readers to live life as the ultimate adventure each and every day.

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About the author (2002)

PETER KAMINSKY is the author of The Moon Pulled Up an Acre of Bass. He has written about angling and the outdoors for nearly twenty years. His work has appeared in Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, and his "Outdoors" column appears regularly in the New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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