Sunday, December 2, 2012

An Awesome Gift From a Fly Fishing Buddy

I have to admit that I am a little behind on my blogging. Reading my new fly fishing book, which one of my fly fishing buddies gave me has limited my blogging time. It is the type book one picks up and just can't put down. The book "The Complete Book of Flyfishing" has to be the total package when it comes to flyfishing. It covers everything from the evolution of flyfishing to small streams, saltwater, salmon and sea trout. I must admit that I am not into the saltwater scene, but it did have some interesting techniques for streamer fishing. The section on insects, equipment, and still water fishing is outstanding. The illustrations and images are extremely vivid and detailed.  One thing that got my attention from the start of the read was when and where flyfishing got its start. I never realize that the first literary description of flyfishing comes about in the year AD 200. Remarkable that this great sport we all have come to love started that far back. I found out that one can never learn everything about flyfishing and this book proves it. The image below gives you some insight into the research and authors who contributed to this "Encyclopedia of Flyfishing". I am sure some of you guys out there have heard or even read this book, but for those of you who haven't had the pleasure; it is worth the read on those days you can't get out on the water.   
A sidenote here: Am I the only one having trouble loading my post on Outdoor Blogger? I have just about given up on uploading post there. I usually get this message "error timed out" --can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?


cofisher said...

Hi Ken. Nope you're not the only one. I also can't post there and I've even got a key to the front door. Some folks have been able to and some not. I'm sure Rebecca and Joe are working on it.

On a more interesting note. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of the book. I've become a book buyer instead of book writer.

Bill Trussell said...

You can't go wrong getting this book it is a great read.
Rebecca told me a couple of months ago a guy talked her into changing the format for uploading post--nothing has worked right since then--I hope she will go back to the original format. Thanks for the comment

Blake said...

I'm not sure about the OBN but in these cooler month nothing wrong with diving into a nice read, thanks for sharing

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Blake
Great read on Fly Fishing--Rebecca got the link corrected this morning. She went back to the old version. Thanks for the comment

Jay said...

Bill, thanks for sharing. I love a good fly fishing book, and every time I pick one up I learn something new.

Ty said...

Nice. I'll have to check that out.

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Jay
You might call this book a reference for the fly fisherman, it actually has that much informaiton in it. Thanks for sharing

Bill Trussell said...

This is one awesome book. Thanks for the comment