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By Art Lee

Fly fishing's such a lot well-known and revered writer returns to print with the hardcover reissue of his vintage paintings.

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And cheap. " Can't say the information gaps that result from preferring fishing to figures have cost me a single trout, either.  Allowing the managers a 100 percent margin for error (the minimum I recommend for any official estimate), those who seek "the quiet places" to tangle their backcasts may still have 80 percent of America's trout water to choose from on any given day—barring a case of irregularity.  "River" was big in their lexicon and ended up attached to an awful lot of trickles.  Trout couldn't care less.

Deflector—Similar to rip­rap but jutting out into a stream, thus increasing the velocity of flow by increasing the volume of water that will pass through the tightened stretch.  Eddy—A large swirl of water, usually found near the bank of a stream, caused by deflected water turning back against its normal direction of flow.  Shoot—Water breaking narrowly between two or more objects.  Pocket—A place of relatively calm water, the force of which has been broken by the presence of several boulders or rocks.

Trophy rooms testify to your efficiency.  And with each success we reconfirm our place at the head of the world's predatory order, whether or not in the end we kill the catch.  You, then, the angler—an entity of body and mind, the more homogenized the better—are your own most important piece of fishing gear.  In particular, during the last 20 years a deceptive notion has been broadcast: that to load up with enough stuff, to spend enough money on tackle, will somehow make a person a better fisherman.

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