Fly Fishing Books: Frank Soos's Bamboo Fly Rod Suite

March 6, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“I thought I was as happy as I had any reason to expect to be. I was living in Alaska, teaching college English, making more money than I’d ever dreamed of making. I was just sitting in my office minding my own business. If anybody had asked me, I might have said I was free of want, free of desire.” Bamboo Fly Rod Suite (University of Georgia Press, 1999) is an elegant examination of one man’s affair with a fly rod. The only thing I disagree with reviewer Anne Hanley about is that it is a “favorite of mostly men who love to fish but don’t especially like to read.”