It is no surprise that fly fishermen treasure William Happly; his witty writings on angling find insights that embrace human experiences in general. However, Happly is no dull philosopher. Through narrator Donald Corren's vibrant performance, Happly's wit and passion for angling come through in stories that include his encounters with eccentric animal rights activists and the challenges of saltwater fishing. Corren ably uses his expressive voice to highlight Happly's perceptive thoughts on the connections between writing and fly fishing. Happly notes, "Writers go fishing for fun, sure. But they also go fishing for stories." In this audiobook, listeners will be satisfied to find that Happly has quite a good catch.
Fly fishermen everywhere will enjoy these varied, witty, and engaging adventures by one of America's finest outdoor writers. There is a long section on trout fishing called "Brookies, Browns, and Bows", and another on the challenges and excitement of saltwater fly fishing, and an exciting group of memoirs about fishing near home and in far-flung and often exotic places - like the Minipi, Bighorn, and Norfolk rivers, where the trout can beggar the imagination, and where frustration can be the occupational hazard. Trout Eyes is a love letter to the fish we pursue and insects they eat and the waters in which they live.
©2007 William G. Tapply (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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well read, interesting and it was a joy to listen to. I look forward to hearing the next one.
"Hidden Gems of Fishing"
Great story of fishing with awesome wisdom on tactics and techniques. A few mispronunciations (Slough Creek pronounced as "slow" Creek).
Very awesome ending to the book! The epilogue ties together the why of fishing: the methods, live of nature, and the relationships we make.
"Wonderful honest book. Loved it!!"
Book has me wandering back in time to when I fished with my Dad. Beautiful....hope my kids think of me this way when I'm gone.
"Great Fishing Book"
I have re-listened to some chapter of interest especially before I went to fish the White River in Arkansas which he spoke about in 2 chapters.
Fishing & fly-tying with his father.
The many great fishing tales
Wish I could have met Bill Tapply before he died, and talked fishing with him.
"A fun read (listen)!"
The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing
Fun yet informative.
A wonderful inflection that enhances the imagination.
Blue Collar Trout
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