Book Excerpt: "Flashes in the River"

January 24, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

If you hadn’t noticed by now, we like fly fishing art. We also like good writing. This week’s excerpt of a book by Ed Gray and Arthur Shilstone exemplifies the best of both. Gray, as you may know, was the founder of Gray’s Sporting Journal. Shilstone has achieved worldwide fame as a watercolor artist, and his paintings grace many corporate and private collections.
See a sample of their work from a collaborative effort called Flashes in the River (Willow Creek Press, April 1996, 127 pages). In it Gray talks about Alaskan fly fishing, its awesome beauty and its incredible fish, and Shilstone shows what a great watercolorist sees in big rivers.