STRONG WOMEN IN AMERICA’S FAVORITE FLIES

Rhonda Burleson grew up poor in a cottage on Asheville’s Biltmore Estate where her father began as a gardener and where trout from the estate’s ponds was their main food source. Trout Unlimited’s online publication says that Rachel Jean Morgan’s traumatic childhood left behind deep wounds, and that she credits fly-fishing with saving her life. […]

GIFT OF THE YEAR!

Stories, essays, and more provided only for this book from an impossible lineup: “The Waltons” creator/writer Earl Hamner, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, GWAR lead singer Michael Bishop, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, rock ‘n roller Huey Lewis, writer Tom McGuane, fly icons Joan Wulff, Lefty Kreh, Dave Whitlock – and 236 diverse others from […]

LOVE early mornings these days.

That’s when I open yesterday’s mail which, almost always, includes at least one order for America’s Favorite Flies. Here’s what I opened this morning. Of course it’s preferable to order online: www.americasfavoriteflies.com. (100% of profits support the James River Association and the Native Fish Society – lots of info about the book on the website.)