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The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing | [Terry Mort]

The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing

"One of the best acid tests of an introductory book...is that the text allows the reader to learn an important skill independent of the illustrations. Fly casting is very difficult to teach in person, and even more so in print, yet this book contains the best, the most interesting, and the most effective introduction to fly casting I have ever read."
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Publisher's Summary

"One of the best acid tests of an introductory book...is that the text allows the reader to learn an important skill independent of the illustrations. Fly casting is very difficult to teach in person, and even more so in print, yet this book contains the best, the most interesting, and the most effective introduction to fly casting I have ever read. I think Terry puts the emphasis in the right places...he doesn't neglect entomology, but he devotes twice as many words to trout behavior, a far more interesting and useful pastime if you must introduce a scientific bent into your fishing. If this is your first fly fishing book, you are very fortunate, you're starting off on the right track. If you've read others before, I think you'll agree with me that you wish this had been your first." - Tom Rosenbauer.

©1998 Terry Mort; (P)2006 Books in Motion

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    Del Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 07-20-10
    Del Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 07-20-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Well worth the money"

    Great Narration, tons of knowledge, and enjoyable to listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 11-12-12
    Paul 11-12-12
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    "Great overview of sport"
    Would you listen to The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing again? Why?

    Possibly. It was a good survey of all aspects of Flyfishing, told with a welcome dose of humor


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author's clever style made technical material go down easy


    Which character – as performed by Michael Taylor – was your favorite?

    Did not apply


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, there was too much to absorb to listen to it all at once


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable. The perfect car companion as you make the drive out to go Flyfishing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    tracey 11-22-11
    tracey 11-22-11
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    "A nice twist to typical fly fishing instruction"

    Best FF book I have read or listened to thus far. Very well done and loaded with info.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada 06-06-12
    Bob Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada 06-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "What a great audio book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing to be better than the print version?

    This is a book for new fly fishers, experienced fishers and anyone who wants to listen to a wonderful performance. Lots of humor and instruction from the author and a super performance by the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor and the stories about the author's experiences.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to look for more by this author and also this narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ken SEATTLE, WA, United States 01-10-14
    Ken SEATTLE, WA, United States 01-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book on all aspects of flyfishing"

    Great book to listen to for the beginner as well as the pro. While some of the basic stuff may be repetitive, it is entertaining. I would have anyone interested in fly fishing listen to it or read it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Lookout, WV, United States 11-13-13
    Charles Lookout, WV, United States 11-13-13
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    What made the experience of listening to The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing the most enjoyable?

    Sound basic information about fly fishing for trout.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent book to indoctrinate the novice into the sport and art of fly fishing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Browder Ocala, Fl USA 06-21-13
    Bill Browder Ocala, Fl USA 06-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best"

    This is one of the best sporting books I have ever read. I love fishing and tried fly fishing but it takes too much patience. This book has very entertainingly brought me to appreciate the art or fly fishing. This sport has been around for hundreds of years and has a very loyal following. Read this book even if you, like me, have no intention of taking up the sport. You will come to understand why those that do enjoy it so much. You might even become a catch and release fly fisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph H. Oyer Worcester, MA, US 07-26-15
    Joseph H. Oyer Worcester, MA, US 07-26-15 Member Since 2014

    Audible has helped me expand my appreciation for history, science and the arts. The Great Courses series are illuminating. More please!!

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    "An Artful Presentation"
    Where does The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Terry Mort presents fly fishing in the macro and in the micro, referencing great thinkers in human history as well as the details necessary to consider before casting the first fly. I have read many audiobooks, both scholarly and of the pure entertainment variety. Mr Mort`s tome is one of my all time favorites.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing?

    There are too many great moments to list. I found pearls in every chapter. I listened to this book 3 times and feel that as a novice, I now have an understanding of the terminology and of the important concepts regarding fly fishing.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Taylor – was your favorite?

    Thanks Michael Taylor for doing such a spectacular job reading this book with what I can only assume captures the emotion and engagement of the author for the subject of fly fishing. I don`t think that I could have listened to this book 3 times had it not been for Mr Taylor`s most excellent performance!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I loved this book!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any interest in fishing, in the environment or in our fresh water resources, READ THIS BOOK!! Remember, fresh, clean water is a much more valuable resource than oil!! It will likely prove to be even more so over time. Trout need it. We need it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Young Wausua,Wisconsin 03-15-15
    Christopher Young Wausua,Wisconsin 03-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book about fly fishing as a place to start"
    Would you listen to The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing again? Why?

    I am currently listening to it for the 5th time! Continue to learn from it the more I know.And the fun of this book is so fun to read or listen to I would recommend it to anyone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing?

    The way it is written very fun with a dry humor that is enjoyed over and over.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DougW Cypress, TX, USA 01-26-15
    DougW Cypress, TX, USA 01-26-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Wonderful, Educational and Entertaining"

    Before I even finished reading this book I purchased copies for my father and brother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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