Roderick L(angmere) Haig-Brown

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Bill Katz

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["Fisherman's Summer"] is the finest book of its kind to be published in many years. Fishermen, particularly devotees of the fly rod, recognize Haig-Brown as a 20th-century [Izaak] Walton—but this work proves he is more than a great authority on angling. His rich talk, quiet humor, and deep contentment, augmented by a fine literary style, deserve wider appreciation. The general reader will discover here one of the best analyses of how industry, tourism and dams change natural beauty; a chapter on Northwest explorers (many starved for lack of fishing knowledge) and much Indian lore. Practical tips on flies, rods and line for summer steelhead, cutthroats and salmon will drive any fisherman to the nearest stream. (pp. 2658-59)

Bill Katz, "'Fisherman's Summer'," in Library Journal (reprinted from Library Journal, September 15, 1959; published by R. R. Bowker Co. (a Xerox company); copyright © 1959 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 84, No. 16, September 15, 1959, pp. 2658-59.

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