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By Frederick Exley

ISBN-10: 0679720766

ISBN-13: 9780679720768

This fictional memoir, the 1st of an autobiographical trilogy, strains a self professed failure's nightmarish first rate into the bottom of yankee lifestyles and his resurrection to the knowledge that emerges from despair.

Frederick Exley recounts his lifestyles because the son of a hero-worshipped highschool athlete who's doomed to be a spectator not just of activities, yet of existence. From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of most unlikely desires, to drunkard, to common sufferer at an insane asylum, Exley carried luggage from his youth via a lot of his grownup existence, by no means feeling he may possibly get away the darkish cloud of expectation that hung over him. whilst Frank Gifford, former ny Giants backfield famous person, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realizations approximately his existence, and a confession.

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He permit it or countenance it? Never. The bones of old Isaac Walton would move in his coffin in horror at the degeneration of his disciple! Early American Trout Fishing  41 Then from an  correspondent from New Hampshire, writing to the Turf Register to complain that British flies were worthless for “catching Yankee trout”: I soon ascertained that the patent English line and artificial fly would not do. Our fish are too Republican, or too shrewd, or too stupid, to understand the science of English trout fishing.

Flies were typically tied with a short “snell” of gut under the body; the snell, a few inches long at most, had a loop on its end, by which it was attached to the rest of the leader. It sounds as if Gibson didn’t bother with a reel, but just tied his fly line to the rod. Being a fairly well-off man, he probably had a store-bought rod, with a wire loop at the tip, so that he could retrieve or lengthen line as need be. But what most attracts me to Gibson are his discussions of fly patterns. Like many thoughtful fishermen, he seemed interested in developing flies for the particular waters he fished, rather than using standard fly patterns purchased in some sporting goods shop.

Led by medievalist Richard Hoffmann, who in a series of pathbreaking scholarly papers has single-handedly rewritten the early history of fly fishing, historians want to know why it is so awkward to cite an anonymous book (it’s done all the time), and why it’s better to cite instead a fictional, if not mythical character. But as Hoffmann and others have pointed out, we are indeed in the realm of myth here. Fishing history, like most history, rests on a tangled web of belief systems, self perceptions, and romance, and mere facts just don’t compete.

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