Item description for The Habit of Rivers, 4-cd set: Reflections on Trout Streams and Fly-Fishing (Field & Stream) by Ted Leeson...
In this modern classic of fly-fishing, Leeson tells an angler's story with the full-throated voice of a naturalist. He finds everything from salmon, steelhead, and trout, to driftboats, art, insects, gravity, death, philosophy, books, fly tying, and microbreweries. These essays are small, elegant windows to the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 25, 2008
Publisher AMI / Field and Stream Audio
ISBN 1933309326 ISBN13 9781933309323
Availability 0 units.
More About Ted Leeson
Ted Leeson is a freelance writer whose work has appeared regularly in fly-fishing and general outdoor publications. He is a contributing editor to Fly rod and Reel and Field & Stream magazines and lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
Ted Leeson currently resides in Corvallis, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Habit of Rivers, 4-cd set: Reflections on Trout Streams and Fly-Fishing (Field & Stream)?
Fly fishing in Oregon (Mostly) Aug 4, 2007
Leeson writes so well and describes his responses to rivers and fishing so clearly that you almost experience the rivers with him. I don't fish but I read it happily and then shared it with my brothers (who do fish).. If you fish, read it; if you don't fish but like Oregon rivers, read it anyway.
We need more great fly fishing books Apr 3, 2007
If you love fly fishing, and like me, don't get on stream enough, settling for a good book on the subject is the next best thing. This was very enjoyable reading. This and Trout Eyes by Bill Tapply are the two recent books I've really enjoyed. I just wish fine books like this on the subject were published more often.
better than expected Feb 6, 2007
I ordered my book 2 weeks before classes started and it was at my house within a week. i was amazed. and the quality of the book was excellet. saved me tons of money at the college bookstore, thanks a million.
Read slowly, it speaks to your soul. Feb 6, 2007
I received this book from my son. He knows me as well as anyone. He knows I'm struggling with my "fishing experience" and looking for direction. I don't need to catch the biggest fish or experience the newest destinations. I need to fish. I need to fly fish. Ted Leeson helped tell me why. This book spoke to my soul. It corrected my direction. I have read many fishing books, some technical some just good stories. The first time, and I'll read it again, I read this book I realized early on that I needed to read it slowly, introspectively. I was in this book. Mr. Leeson spoke to me. He answered my direction question when he said, "In the end, to fish well is to cultivate an arrangement of time and place, of circumstance and perspective. We arrange ourselves into the arrangement, and if the collusion is careful and lucky, we reap a kind of enclosed moment of some sharply felt beauty and significance." The Habit of Rivers is a special book and I recommend it to any fly fisher looking for direction or confirmation.
One of the Best Modern FF Lit Books Jun 23, 2006
Well writtne and thoughtful, Leeson's book, along with his splendid "Jerusalem Creek", are just what the brotherhood of angling literature looks foward to - On teh same Shelf with Thomas McGuane, Bill Barich, Harry Middleton, Chris Camuto, R. Haig Brown, Russell Chatham - well, you get the idea. Highly recommended