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The Art of Trout Fishing in Rapid Streams

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:48 am
by upstatetrout
Received my copy yesterday after almost a 2 month wait. Must have been put on a slow boat.
My review is Excellent + . John Shaner's collection of Cutcliffe flies tied by Wooley is a treasure and the photography by his brother Stephen is extraordinary. Paul Gaskell has made a supreme effort in bringing this book to life. Well worth the endurance of 2 month shipping concerns.
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Re: The Art of Trout Fishing in Rapid Streams

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:37 pm
by RickA
I agree!
Mine came about 3 weeks ago and I don't think we live THAT far apart.
Gaskell put a lot of research into Cutcliffe and John's contribution of his collection is impressive.
I knew Shaner would be at the Fly Fishing show in Edison, NJ and took my book to get his "hancock"
to add with Paul's. Too much BSing got in the way and it didn't happen.
Well done, gentlemen.

Re: The Art of Trout Fishing in Rapid Streams

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:40 am
by Tom Smithwick
+1, I am really enjoying this book as well for all the reasons already mentioned. I also have to smile at the contrast between Paul Gaskell's crisp, economical, modern writing style and the more expansive prose from Cutliffe. It must have been a much simpler time. Also noted that Cutliffe's observations of trout behavior and feeding habits hold up remarkably well 150+ years later. Well worth the read.