Going Fishing

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Merlin Unwin Books, Feb 28, 2003 - Fishing - 192 pages
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This is just the story of some rods, and the places they take you to. It begins with surf-casting on the New Jersey coast, when I was 13, and carries on to such scenes as flyfishing the headwaters of the Kuban in the upper Caucasus, and casting for rainbow trout in the rivers of southern Chile, with a volcano erupting every ten minutes within plain view. There is not a record, or even a very big, fish in it; and some of the finest things fishing has given me I have found beside the steams of the West Country in England. Chiefly, I love my rods because of their associations, the places they have brought me to. They have been part of my kit, when I travel, for many years. This magic wand has revealed to me some of the loveliest places on earth. That is the story of this book.

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I discovered this book on Andrew Herd’s website “A Fly Fishing History,” and I’m glad I did. Written in 1942, the book is as much a travelogue as a fishing book. Covering the post WWI years, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Born in New Jersey in 1890, Negley Farson was raised by his eccentric grandfather, General Negley, a veteran of the Amercian Civil War. Fishing and sailing on the Chesapeke Bay as a boy, he soon showed signs of a natural wanderlust which took him, eventually, all over the world, his fishing rod a vital part of his luggage. He began his married life on a houseboat in British Columbia in 1920 and died in 1960 in his home in north Devon, England.

Charles Tunnicliffe (1901-1997) was raised on a small farm in Cheshire. In 1920 he was awarded a scholarship at the Royal college of Art. He soon made his mark as an etcher and wood-engraver, illustrating dozens of books for famous authors

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