Fly Fishing Books: A Paperback for the Road

With the inspiration of Kerouac’s frenetic On the Road and a classic excerpt from Hemingway’s Big Two Hearted River, Rex Turner explores the ways a good book can heighten enjoyment of the outdoors. “He felt a reaction against deep wading with the water deepening up under his armpits, to hook big trout in places impossible to land them. In the swamp the banks were bare, the big cedars came together overhead, the sun did not come through, except in patches; in the fast deep water, in the half light, the fishing would be tragic.” In Maine’s Kennebec Journal.

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