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"One of the best acid tests of an introductory book...is that the text allows the reader to learn an important skill independent of the illustrations. Fly casting is very difficult to teach in person, and even more so in print, yet this book contains the best, the most interesting, and the most effective introduction to fly casting I have ever read. I think Terry puts the emphasis in the right places...he doesn't neglect entomology, but he devotes twice as many words to trout behavior, a far more interesting and useful pastime if you must introduce a scientific bent into your fishing. If this is your first fly fishing book, you are very fortunate, you're starting off on the right track. If you've read others before, I think you'll agree with me that you wish this had been your first." - Tom Rosenbauer.
©1998 Terry Mort (P)2006 Books in Motion

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  • Del
  • 20-07-10

Well worth the money

Great Narration, tons of knowledge, and enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Paul
  • 12-11-12

Great overview of sport

Would you listen to The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing again? Why?

Possibly. It was a good survey of all aspects of Flyfishing, told with a welcome dose of humor

What did you like best about this story?

The author's clever style made technical material go down easy

Which character – as performed by Michael Taylor – was your favorite?

Did not apply

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, there was too much to absorb to listen to it all at once

Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable. The perfect car companion as you make the drive out to go Flyfishing.

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  • Bob
  • 06-06-12

What a great audio book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing to be better than the print version?

This is a book for new fly fishers, experienced fishers and anyone who wants to listen to a wonderful performance. Lots of humor and instruction from the author and a super performance by the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The humor and the stories about the author's experiences.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to look for more by this author and also this narrator.

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  • tracey
  • 22-11-11

A nice twist to typical fly fishing instruction

Best FF book I have read or listened to thus far. Very well done and loaded with info.

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  • Ken
  • 10-01-14

Great book on all aspects of flyfishing

Great book to listen to for the beginner as well as the pro. While some of the basic stuff may be repetitive, it is entertaining. I would have anyone interested in fly fishing listen to it or read it.

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  • BillB
  • 21-06-13

One of the best

This is one of the best sporting books I have ever read. I love fishing and tried fly fishing but it takes too much patience. This book has very entertainingly brought me to appreciate the art or fly fishing. This sport has been around for hundreds of years and has a very loyal following. Read this book even if you, like me, have no intention of taking up the sport. You will come to understand why those that do enjoy it so much. You might even become a catch and release fly fisher.

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  • Charles
  • 13-11-13

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What made the experience of listening to The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing the most enjoyable?

Sound basic information about fly fishing for trout.

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This is an excellent book to indoctrinate the novice into the sport and art of fly fishing.

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  • Silverback
  • 26-10-20

Incongruous reading performance

The stories are upended by a reader who sounds like a slick ad pitchman rather than the free spirit I imagine the author to be.

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  • Rob G.
  • 11-02-20

Disappointed

While fly fishing is a real passion of mine I have developed a dislike for fly fishing books that just pontificate and drag a subject or experience out beyond what’s needed. Just my taste — so I found myself spitting the fly out throughout this book in each chapter because of that.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-19

Great overview!

As a novice fly fisherman I found the tips in this audiobook to be very helpful. The narrator did a really good job too. I’m sure I’ll go back and listen again a few more times.