Fly Fish With Me, A
Way With Trout.
by Graeme Bourke.
review by our Salmon Fly Consultant Nick Kingston.
One of the first things that occurs to you about this book, is its lack of pretensions.
There is no long
author biography regaling you with facts and fancies on huge fish won and lost,
or exotic locations visited. Nor is there in incessant clanging of name-dropping
that some authors feel duty bound to do, in order to impress that they are someone
you get frank admission that the author is not an expert, but that this does not
stop him from enjoying his sport. That Graeme obviously loves and cares deeply
for the waters around him home is immediately apparent.
so many of us he began by throwing hardware at trout, then one day was comprehensively
outfished by a friend using fly gear. And so began his downfall. Graeme goes on
to describe how he begins to fish, practicing his casting and finally manages
to connect with his first (and only) fish of the season on fly.