The Fly Fisherman's Guide to the Meaning of Life (Guides to the Meaning of Life)

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Peter Kaminsky, one of the premier experts on fly-fishing, offers his unique worldview to fishermen and women everywhere in this fifth "meaning of life" guidebook. As any true fly fisherman knows, fly-fishing is more than a sport. It's an affirmation of life. This lyrical book muses on the philosophy of fly-fishing, rather than the hook and ballet aspect of the sport. Kaminsky calls up the greats of fly-fishing lore and his own profound experiences of early mornings, damp clothes, exuberant catches and releases, and peace. During the hardest times, times when the world seems all wrong, he fly fishes. In these 15 pieces, readers will be transported to another more joyful place where the bass and trout whisper a philosophy of life that makes sense.

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"When I have a fly rod in my hand and water all around me ... I enter a different reality, one in which I am fully alive, fully focused, where each second is a ripe fruit bursting with juice."

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.

About the Author:

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 regulary in the New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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9781602393004: 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 (Guides to the Meaning of Life)

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