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Randy Kadish

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I'm a native New Yorker. After a good deal of disappointment, I gave up writing. Then my mother passed away, and I found that fishing helped ease my grief. Almost accidentally, I wrote and sold a fishing article. Afterwards, my articles and memoirs appeared in many publications, including The Flyfisher, Flyfishing & Tying Journal and Yale Anglers' Journal.

To me, much of my writing is about how the challenges of fishing and the beauty of the outdoors helped me come to terms with loss and with a world I can't always understand. In a sense, my writing is autobiographical, as it reflects my own gratifying, but at times, difficult journey of emotional and spiritual recovery.

On the long road of my journey, I slowly learned that, even when I
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The Second Fly Caster: Fath...

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... Below me a fly line shot out and unrolled. The leader swung left, as if the caster had moved his elbow too much. The fly landed gently, upstream of the line and just outside a swirling eddy. The fly drifted about two feet, then was retrieved. The angler below me wore a black suit, hip boots and a gray cap. He cast again, pointing the rod out at an angle of about 45 degrees to the water. The... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 01, 2013 06:14 • 485 views • Tags: bereavement, fishing, fly-fishing, outdoors-and-recreation, recovery, spirituality

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The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World (Sports)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: A young boy, Ian, and his father decide to watch a fly casting tournament in Central Park, NYC. When the tournament takes an unexpected turn, Ian puts himself in the middle of the unfolding drama and, though he doesn't know it, changes the course of his life.
The Way of the River My Journey of Fishing, Forgiveness and Spiritual Recovery (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:24PM
Description: The Way of the River is a collection of memoirs and autobiographical stories that reflect Randy Kadish's long journey of fly fishing and spiritual recovery. The journey, often difficult, often gratifying, began when he finally admitted to himself that he couldn't communicate, and that his life had become unmanageable. Then, after he asked for help, he looked back into his life and relived the deep pain and loss that began during his very traumatic childhood. To soothe himself with the beauty of the outdoors, he turned to fishing. As he struggled to come to terms with his past, and then with the loss of his parents, he wrote about his journey of recovery, especially of how he was made better by many of the people he met along the way, like Carlos, a friendly immigrant and skilled bait fisherman who seemingly appeared out of nowhere and then helped Randy see people in a more sympathetic light.
The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how? For Ian Mac Bride, his way begins almost accidentally when, in 1909, he watches a fly-casting tournament in New York's Central Park, and begins to dream of becoming a great fly caster. But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the unexpected slaughter of World War I. He retreats into the world of fly fishing and fly casting, and meets unforgettable anglers like: Doc, a Civil War veteran, who tells how, after he enlisted in return for drinking money, he was unexpectedly changed by the horror of war; Izzy, a mysterious immigrant, who, in his way, teaches Ian perhaps the most important lesson of long-distance fly casting; and George M. L. La Branche who, though torn by self-doubt, writes the book that revolutionizes fly fishing. And so, these anglers help change Ian's hopes and values. Though his father questions his courage, Ian decides to become a teacher instead of a lawyer, and moves near the beautiful Beaverkill River, the birthplace of fly fishing in America. But tragedy still follows him. Torn by grief, he curses the world and loses faith in it - until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms. How? The answer will surprise you.
The Way of the River (Outdoors & Nature)
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Description: They say we can't go back and recapture the good memories of our past, but maybe we can go back and capture something else.
The Way of The River (Health, Mind & Body)
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Description: My Journey of Fishing, Forgiveness and Emotional Recovery
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A good short story of a young boy watching his father fly casting in tournaments becoming the best and dreaming the same for himself."
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This book is, overall, very good, but it lacks focus. Yes, the part about the muckrakers is interesting and important historically, but way too long. (I believe the part would have made a wonderful book about progressive journalism at the turn of the ...more
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Fascinating and well-researched account of how and why the major powers rushed to war in 1914. This book, filled with characters that come to life, is a real eye opener. Some - myself included - will find it depressing as Mr. McMeekin shows how the G ...more
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