Just finished this book by Mark Kurlansky. Wonderful history of rods, reels, flies and fly fishing in general. An easy read by a man who’s been all around the world with a fly rod! Fly fishing is much older than I realized.
. It’s more a history of fly fishing, flies, rods and reels. He does go into women vs men fishers and the lip ripping argument. Why do we need to fish, it traumatizes the fish, etc. and of course the killing vs releasing of fish.What a curious title for a book. Does the author ever define what "unreasonable virtue" is?
I saw the authors name and it rang a bell. Yes, I read Salt and Cod myself a great book book I paid it forward at a gear swap.Likewise. Those were great reads, and I'd never even realized this was out. Thanks for the tip.
Some of that, too. And fly fishing is superior to bait fishing because it’s harder to catch a fish on a fly. And because we release more fish.Thanks. Sounds like the "unreasonable" part is that some fish die in the pursuit of the "virtuous" sport of fly fishing. Virtuous because we hold ourselves to the standard of fooling the fish with flies ties with fur and feathers.
I'm wondering if it might not be possible to substitute the word "different" for 'superior', -my tweed jacket is at the cleaners and my Bentley is still in the shop.Some of that, too. And fly fishing is superior to bait fishing because it’s harder to catch a fish on a fly. And because we release more fish.