The Fly Fisher's Guide to Crimes of Passion
More Sedition from the Master of Meander
by Seth Norman
 
This maverick collection spans a myriad of isles and Malaysia, high Sierra streams, urban streets, jungle rivers, golf-course ponds, and a koi pool in Golden State Park. At each site, fly fishing provides perspective for those who are passionate observers of the world and tireless explorers of the human spirit. Tilting at an endless procession of windmills, Seth Norman is the Don Quixote of fly fishing, and his unforgettable meanderings are filled with pathos, laughter, dreams, and wisdom. 

The stories range from how to catch ikan klee — a savage fish of mythic proportions — to a tale suggesting that Icarus was the human equivalent of a poorly tied fly. One story looks at the most graceful piece of tackle — a broken fly rod — to illustrate shame and redemption; another recounts the epiphany of a girl who is raised and raped by a motorcycle gang, yet remains unbroken. “The Humpy King Meets the Halibut God” describes an expedition to a never-fished area of Alaska, where the author confronts fly fishers’ snobbery about fish species, and includes the legend of a fish that might better be hunted with dogs than fished for with a fly rod. 

This unforgettable book will make you cry, laugh, and think. Within these pages are among the very best essays and tales being written today about fly fishing..


The Fly Fisher's Guide to Crimes of Passion
More Sedition from the Master of Meander
by Seth Norman 
The Lyons Press, 2004.
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