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The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life

Author: David Coggins.

The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life

Author: David Coggins.

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Item #: D31767
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781982152512
Few fishermen have the visual acuity required to catch the nearly invisible bonefish of the Bahamas flats, or the patience to land the elusive Atlantic salmon, "the fish of a thousand casts." Pursuing these challenges, David Coggins travels to the great rivers of Patagonia, private chalk streams in England, remote ponds in Maine, and New York City's Jamaica ... More
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Few fishermen have the visual acuity required to catch the nearly invisible bonefish of the Bahamas flats, or the patience to land the elusive Atlantic salmon, "the fish of a thousand casts." Pursuing these challenges, David Coggins travels to the great rivers of Patagonia, private chalk streams in England, remote ponds in Maine, and New York City's Jamaica Bay. Along the way, he chronicles his adventures with honesty and humor, while meditating on how fishing teaches focus, inner stillness, and a connection to the natural world.


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