Western Fly Fishing As If It Matters
In Cowboy Trout, historian-angler Paul Schullery chronicles many great moments in western fly fishing, from pioneer anglers casting the first flies on wilderness streams to the unexpected modern emergence of fly fishing as a political, commercial, and even spiritual presence in the lives of many westerners. Schullery not only celebrates some of western angling’s most unforgettable experiences and influential characters, but argues persuasively that fly fishing is a powerful element of western culture for very good reasons. If we observe this impassioned sport carefully, we may find lessons that reach far beyond the pools and riffles of the West’s magnificent trout streams. It's hard to ask more than that of a good fish story.