"Tortured Tough Guys"

September 27, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

I’m always intrigued when a non-flyfisher reviews a book by a fly fishing author like William Tapply, who to be fair is more often consider a writer of murder mysteries. Hallie Ephron praises the novel Bitch Creek today on Boston.com: “William G. Tapply writes about fly fishing so seductively in ‘Bitch Creek’ that even I, who have the attention span of a gnat, wanted to drive up to the little tidal creek he describes emptying into Casco Bay, find the stripers in ‘some nervous water along the edge of the eelgrass in the shallow water,’ and begin false-casting, whatever that is.” The book, just published by Lyons Press, also gets a couple of good reviews on Amazon.com.