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Rivers of the Heart: A Fly-Fishing Memoir

Raymond, Steve

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ISBN 10: 1558217002 / ISBN 13: 9781558217003
Published by New York.: Lyons Press, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Words for the Wise, FPBA (Penn Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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8vo hardcover. Tan paper-covered boards with title in silver on dark blue spine. Illustrated dust wrapper. First Printing. Signed by Raymond on half-title. Fine/Fine: No defects externally or internally; DW unclipped; text clean, bright & unmarked. xii; 236pp. "The best and brightest moments of a long fly-fishing life" from the editor of Flyfisher magazine. Here is the ecstasy (and occasional agony) of fishing for trout, salmon, and saltwater gamefish-in waters from Canada to the Caribbean, northern Scotland to the South Pacific (from dw blurb.) Illustrated with line-drawings and lovely cover painting by August C. Kristoferson. A flawless copy. Signed. #30012. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7258931008

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Title: Rivers of the Heart: A Fly-Fishing Memoir

Publisher: New York.: Lyons Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Like colorful patterns in a fly box, these pages hold some of the best and brightest moments of a long fly-fishing life. Here is the ecstasy (and occasional agony) of fishing for trout, salmon, and saltwater gamefish in waters from Canada to the Caribbean, from northern Scotland to the South Pacific. Here too you'll meet some of the most memorable fishing partners ever to share a stream, discover the long-lost legacy of a famous pioneer fly tyer, and feel the warmth of an extraordinary gift from an old fishing friend.There is a funny and poignant tale of two Russian anglers who came to fish in America; a glimpse at the "Blue Heaven" of dry-fly fishing; a look into "the truth" behind fly-fishing magazines and books; and the result of one angler's diligent search for the source of the world's best rod-building bamboo.And there's much more in this warmly written memoir of the people, places, things, realities, and fantasies encountered by the author in more than fifty years of fishing the waters he now remembers as his "rivers of the heart".

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Like a fly box with colorful patterns, these pages hold some of the best and brightest moments of a long-fly-fishing life. Here is the ecstasy (occasional agony) of fishing for trout, salmon, and saltwater gamefish - in waters from Canada to the Caribbean, northern Scotland to the South Pacific. You'll meet some of the most memorable fishing partners ever to share a stream, discover the long-lost legacy of a famous pioneer fly tyer, and feel the warmth of an extraordinary gift from an old fishing friend.There is a funny and poignant tale of two Russian anglers who came to fish in America; a glimpse at the "Blue Heaven" of dry-fly fishing; a look into "the truth" behind fly-fishing magazines and books; and the result of one angler's diligent search for the source of the world's best rod-building bamboo.If you've ever wondered how fly patterns get their names, what the perfect river would be like, or what Dame Juliana Berners might be doing if she were alive today, read this book. And there's much more in this warmly written memoir of the people, places, things, realities, and fantasies encountered by the author in the more than fifty years of fishing the waters he now remembers as his "rivers of the heart." (61/4 X 91/4, 252 pages, illustrations)

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