Blue Upright: The Flies of a Lifetime

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9781592282425: Blue Upright: The Flies of a Lifetime

With Blue Upright, Steve Raymond proves once again why he is the Raymond Carver of fly-fish lit. With elegant, unadorned precision, Steve offers the biographies of his favorite flies, which blossom into an autobiography of Steve Raymond and a history of fly-fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, with side trips after bonefish and Atlantic salmon. It is complex wisdom simply presented, and belongs on any literate fly-fishers bookshelf. - James R. Babb, Editor, Grays Sporting Journal

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"Few angler-authors can match the skill and insight of Steve Raymond . . . Through the seasons of the angler's year, Raymond leads his reader to a refined and refreshed understanding of what the natural world is really all about." -Nelson Bryant, The New York TimesAs anyone interested in fly fishing will tell you, there is no better way to spend your time than tying flies and fishing them.The fly patterns in this book are among those that have served author Steve Raymond most faithfully over the years, the favorite flies of a long angling life. Some flies are widely known, others relatively unknown outside of the Pacific Northwest. Included are some of his own personal patterns which he uses alone or shares with only a few close friends. With each fly he ties comes a treasured memory of fly fishing, reminiscent of familiar places and faces, attesting to the fact that his favorite pastime is bound up in the combination of fur, feather, tinsel, and thread wrapped around the shank of each hook. Each fly proves to hold a great deal of history.Let Steve Raymond share some of his flies and fishing memories with you as he describes the Carey Special, Thompson's Delectable Chironomid, Crazy Charlie, and Green Machine, and, of course, the Blue Upright. Blue Upright is sure to appeal to both beginning and experienced fly tyers. As followers of the hobby will confirm, tying flies need not be an art of perfection when the only critics that matter are the fish.

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