The Angler's Coast
"Everything in nature is essentially inscrutable," claims Russell Chatham in The Angler's Coast, but his written observations of the world around him are as evocative as his painted landscapes. First published in 1976, this new edition has been expanded to include photographs of the great fishermen and rivers of the West Coast.
Published by Clark City Press
(first published January 1st 1976)
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A nice, somewhat reflective collection of narrative essays about fly-fishing. Chatham is a good/evocative writer and, unless he's a liar, an incredible fisherman. The book is scattered with photos, none of which are very interesting or varied, except that they show you how expletiving big the fish in question are. There's an interesting fly-vs.-spinners thread throughout, sort of a sail-vs.-powerboat thing, which Chatham keeps effortlessly in check. Kind of funny. There's the occasional cheesy e...more