These 37 stories take readers from leaping makos near the fairways of Torrey Pines to midnight Atlantic salmon fishing on the fabled Ponoi to encounters with very friendly mujeres on the streets of Havana . . . and even offer an unauthorised (yet unequivocal) account of Bob Dylan’s 1970s obsession with fishing. Santella’s peripatetic lifestyle and eye for entertaining details – even those that have little to do with the act of throwing flies at fish – will make one look at fishing in a whole different way.
‘Tug is honest, fair and self-effacing, and it does what great angling writing should—it inspires us to get on the water more often to fish. If you don’t want to fish the world with a fly rod in hand after reading it, you better check for a pulse.’ Greg Thomas, Editor Fly Rod & Reel
- Delightful and entertaining short stories on the author's fly fishing experiences
- Not a how to fly fishing book but instead fishing tales to inspire you
- Includes stories from all over the world – The Ponoi River, Havana and many more
Chris Santella is the author of 19 books, including Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die and Fifty Places To Play Golf Before You Die (The Fifty Places series has sold over 500,000 copies). He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Trout, Fly Rod & Reel, The Drake, American Angler, and Fly Fish Journal. When not working, Santella loves to fish for steelhead on the Deschutes, Sandy, and North Umpqua Rivers. He lives in Oregon, USA.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading 37 Fly Fishing Essays from The New York Times and Beyond ISBN 9780811719636 Author Chris Santella Binding Hardback Extent 184 pages, 242 x 159mm Illustrations No Ebook No
"How best to sum up reading this book? Well as per one of the chapter titles about the language of fly fishing being hijacked by surfers, “It was Epic, Dude!”." - Fish and Fly
"The Tug is The Drug is the perfect read for the angler who can’t get to the water or is away on holiday wanting to read about their favourite pastime." - Eat, Sleep, Fish (you can read the full review here)
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