Fly Fishing Book Excerpt: The Habit of Rivers

December 17, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Like James Babb, Ted Leeson writes dense, highly considered prose. But his eye is drawn less toward comic truths than toward the ironic, like the fact that “Fishermen, like the rest of humankind, will talk relentlessly and authoritatively about what they understand least.”
If you’re looking for an excuse to fit in more wintertime reading, Leeson provides it. Now on MidCurrent you can read an excerpt from the first chapter of his classic The Habit of Rivers.