Book recommendations

easker1

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Roscoe,Rambles with a rod, it has adverts in the back for Lotus Veltdschoen brogues, easker1
 

len1

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Ernest Hemingway writes a lot about fishing. My favourite is a short story called Big Two Hearted River. Brilliant story about a young man finding healing in the details of a fishing trip after a war in which he suffered and lost friends. Well worth tracking down and savouring.
 

Jason 70

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Thanks, I'll take a look at the ones you've mentioned👍

Very enjoyable was Fishermans Winter, yes it was descriptive in it's writing but not over flowery. I've got the reprinted 2014 edition with the forward by Nicky Lyons. Considering it was first published in 1954 it did not seem that dated. Nice to read about a part of the world I know very little about, I'll order the other three in the series shortly. Thanks to JayP for the prompt.
 

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned 'Fly Fishing by J R Hartley' yet. Anyone of a certain age will have had that book and/or the name of the author quoted at them (ad nauseum) at the very mention of having fly fishing as their hobby!

Oh, and for those who thought it was just an old (and possibly mildly irritating!) TV advert for Yellow Pages, it really did exist as a book... albeit after the advert made the previously fictitious and non-existent book famous that is! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_Fishing:_Memories_of_Angling_Days
 
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