Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Pullback Outhouse Approved Reading Material: Fly Fishing with MacQuarrie
"A few decades back, before the days of high-modulus graphite rods, when chest waders with zippered flies were the stuff of science fiction, there lived a cadre of men who nurtured and advanced the art of fishing with the fly. These men fished for trout in a time when few anglers had even heard of fly fishing. They covered their skin with citronella oil to fend off mosquitoes and black flies. They kept their cat-gut leaders soaked in water to make them pliable. They wrote about fly fishing and they went by the names Haig-Brown, Wulff, Traver, Maclean and MacQuarrie.
Of them all, Gordon MacQuarrie may be the least known as a fly fishing author. Like them, however, he was a master storyteller as well as an accomplished fly fisherman.
MacQuarrie did not scribe "how-to" articles. Instead, he drew the reader into streamside angling ventures, telling an absorbing but instructive story as he did so, always in a light-hearted style."
-rear jacket excerpt
Fly Fishing With MacQuarrie
Compiled and edited by Zack Taylor
Willow Creek Press