Tight Lines, Bright Water
Idaho Flyrodder Reports Experiences
No Idaho or western long-rod enthusiast should miss reading Dave Engerbretson's warm-hearted book, Tight Lines, Bright Water. Dave is a Moscow, Idaho resident and former editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine. Over the years his many popular articles on fly fishing generated reader demand for a collection - and this delightful and instructive fly anglers' feast is the happy result.
Not all the 29 juicy chapters in Tight Lines, Bright Water are republished articles, however. A number are revised and updated versions of past stories, while others are totally new. They range in coverage from flyrodding for Alaskan king salmon to Salmon River steelheading to the nuances of fly tying, casting, and custom-building rods.
Throughout each piece is a rare quality that shines through Dave's obvious technical expertise - this is one happy man! You'll see that elusive personal quality in chapters like, "Parents, Kids, & Flyrods," "The Joe Brooks Memorial Fly," and "He Was a Strange Old Man." It also peeks from between the lines of sections on leader design, the art of falling into rivers, and where-to treatises on Idaho, western, and Canadian flyrodding "paradises" - a pointedly popular Engerbretson word!
In his preface, Dave insists the book will not try to answer why people go flyrod fishing. It's an ironic testimony to both Dave and his upbeat writing style that in almost every section he manages to answer that question, eloquently if never quite directly.
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Tight Lines, Bright Water by Dave Engerbretson
178 pages, $16.95 hardback
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