Charles Rangeley-Wilson: "My Favorite Fishing Books"

July 24, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Rangeley-Wilson suggests an even mixture of titles by U.S. and U.K. authors in his list of the top ten fishing books. Beyond his inclusion of a couple of excellent non-fly-fishing books — The Secret Carp by Chris Yates and I Know a Good Place by Clive Gammon — I’m pleased to see that he mentions fly fishing books by James Babb, Ted Leeson and Negley Farson. “A foreign correspondent between the wars, Farson worked all over the world, accompanied by a typewriter and his fishing rods. Where there was water, he fished, and in spare and vivid prose, he brought to life his adventures in revolutionary Russia, on horseback in the Caucasus, or living hand to mouth in British Columbia.” In the U.K.’s Guardian.