Item description for Seasons of a Fisherman, 4-cd set by Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Simon Vance...
In this classic, Roderick Haig-Brown, one of the world's most beloved fly-fishing writers, writes about the traditions of fly-fishing, how to catch fish, tie flies, and observe the natural world. Fishing, in Haig-Brown's cosmos, was more than just the pursuit of fish: it was the full, wide-ranging engagement of the mind and the senses.
Outline Review Logger, trapper, guide, magistrate, army officer, radio broadcaster, conservationist, and university chancellor, Roderick L. Haig-Brown, the multitalented Renaissance man of North American angling, considered himself first and foremost a writer. Given the overall quality, range, depth, and grace of The Seasons of a Fisherman, it would be awfully hard to argue. This marvelous volume, which collects four of his best-loved classics between one set of covers for the first time, should elegantly introduce Haig-Brown, who died in 1976, to a new generation of outdoors enthusiasts as it reintroduces him to his old angling friends.
Originally written in the early '50s, the four books wade into an angler's summer, winter, spring, and fall, and while each muses over what a particular season requires of the fisherman, none is just about fishing; Haig-Brown never limited himself. These books are about his beloved British Columbia, the environment as a whole, its repetitive rhythms, and the angler's place in it. They are about fishing stories; the traditions of fly-fishing; and how to catch fish, tie flies, and observe the natural world. Fishing, in Haig-Brown's cosmos, was more than just the pursuit of fish: it was the full, wide-ranging engagement of the mind and the senses.
Listen to the litheness of his prose from "Fisherman's Spring," the first of the four sections, as he ponders the worthiness of the endeavor:
It is ... something more than a sport. It is an intimate exploration of a part of the world hidden from the eyes and minds of ordinary people. It is a way of thinking and doing, a way of reviving the mind and body, that men have been following with growing intensity for hundreds of years.
This is just a taste of what "Seasons" overflows with, as is this admission--is there an angler who can't share it?--from "Summer": "I am beginning to find it very salutary to remember just how much 'happening right,' if not downright luck, there has been in nearly all my little triumphs." As a book, Seasons is a big enough triumph to become a dog-eared cornerstone of your fly-fishing library. --Jeff Silverman
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 25, 2008
Publisher AMI / Field and Stream Audio
ISBN 1933309318 ISBN13 9781933309316
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More About Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Simon Vance
Roderick Haig-Brown (1908-1976) remains one of North America's most popular and best-loved writers about the outdoors. He was born in England and settled in Campbell River, BC, in 1931. He was a dedicated conservationist and a prolific writer, author of many articles and stories and 25 books, including novels, books about sport fishing and stories for young readers, including the classic "Saltwater Summer". Haig-Brown also served as a magistrate and as chancellor of the University of Victoria.
Roderick Haig-Brown was born in 1908 and died in 1976.
Reviews - What do customers think about Seasons of a Fisherman, 4-cd set?
The Seasons of a Fisherman Mar 28, 2007
This book is written from the personal experiences of a life lived on and in the water. Haig Brown's love of fish is evident. Recommended for lovers of fish and their habitat.
Thanks for bringing these back!! Oct 24, 2000
This collection of Haig-Brown is not necessarily his best works, but all of his books are near impossible to find and the republication of these four books is a godsend to anyone who enjoys reading about a true nature lover!
Ted Leeson's introduction provides a little background on Haig-Brown. As an expert outdoorsperson himself, he was the right choice to do the job!
Every nature lover MUST have Haig-Brown in their collections.