In this collection of fly-fishing stories, the natural appeal of fly fishing comes to life. Each story is from classic Tapply’s columns, yet these 30 re-readable pieces are unique in their own ways. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of fishing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, & the innocence of streamside summers. Hardcover; 6×9 inches; 208 pages.
“It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big fish & faraway waters & dramatic moments . . . & yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or fish has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my fly line where it entered the muddy waters of my backyard pond . . .”
In this collection of fly-fishing stories from acclaimed novelist & outdoor writer William G. Tapply, the natural appeal of fly fishing comes to life. Each story in Every Day Was Special was previously published in Tapply’s back-page column, “Reading the Currents” in American Angler, or in Gray’s Sporting Journal, or in Field & Stream. From “Dam It” to “First Light” to “When Trout Get Antsy,” these thirty re-readable pieces are unique in their own ways, & yet, all are classic Tapply. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of fishing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, & the innocence of streamside summers.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
“Bill Tapply is a terrific writer.” —Jay Cassell, Deputy Editor, Field & Stream
“Tapply is unassuming & funny, practical & wry.” —Ted Leeson
“He approaches the deeper, subtle questions at the heart of the sport.” —Forbes FYI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
William G. Tapply was the author of more than twenty mystery novels, including the popular Brady Coyne series & nearly a dozen highly praised books on hunting & fishing. He was a professor of English at Clark University. He passed away in July 2009.