|On the cover: A place near and dear to my heart, Bright Angel Creek.|
Back in '05, when I was living in Arizona, I was contacted by a book publisher based out of Montana. He inquired as to whether I might be interested in authoring a guidebook devoted to Arizona fly fishing. Being something of a writer and a fly fisherman, I accepted the project. I had no idea what I'd gotten myself into. One-hundred thousand words later, in the spring of '08, the book hit shelves; it immediately became a NY Times best seller. Not really. But it did sell well enough that the supply from the first printing ran out in '11. I was pleased that the publisher decided to print a second edition, rather than put it out of print. The advent of a second edition enabled me to edit and update the manuscript, which was much needed following last year's catastrophic Wallow Fire, among other happenings.
Obviously I didn't write the book for myself, rather I wrote it for my fellow anglers. Budding youngsters needing a bit of direction. Seasoned pros looking for a fresh perspective. Out-of-state anglers who find themselves in Arizona on business or vacation. And, of course, for the ladies.
|Page 79 is for the ladies.|