Beautifully crafted collection of essays on a range of topics guaranteed to appeal to anyone who has ever cast a line into the sea, river, or lake. 5x8 inches, 244 pgs.
Distance Casting is a beautifully crafted collection of essays on a range of saltwater fishing topics guaranteed to appeal to anyone who has ever cast a line into the sea, river or lake in pursuit of wild gamefish. The author, Sid Dobrin, takes the reader through the sometimes tangled role fathers play in the maturing of a young fisherman; the sanctity and security of fishing one’s favorite waters; the special relationships between comfortable fishing partners; the pleasures and pitfalls of drinking and fishing; the peculiar allure of angling for redfish and bluefish; the mysteries of fly fishing; and much more. Evocative, entertaining, funny and moving, Distance Casting is an accomplished literary journey through the words and ways of a saltwater fisherman.
As Flip Pallot says in his foreword, "Nothing is more considerate than a writer leaving enough space between his words & thoughts so as to allow the reader to insert his own." Covers the sanctity & security of fishing one's home waters; the special relationship that can develop between comfortable fishing partners; the allure of angling for Redfish & bluefish; & the importance of every fisherman's accepting responsibility to care for our increasingly polluted & overfished waters.
By Steve Dobrin - 2000