Bamboo Fly Rod Suite: Reflections on Fishing and the by Frank Soos,Kesler Woodward

By Frank Soos,Kesler Woodward

After he used to be passed an previous broken-down bamboo fly rod, Frank Soos waited a number of years sooner than he carefully undertook its recovery. That painstaking company turns into the important metaphor and the unifying subject matter for the pleasing own essays offered here.

With sly wit and disarming candor, Soos recounts fly-fishing adventures that develop into issues of departure for wide-ranging ruminations at the greater questions that hang-out him. Coming to phrases along with his new rod in “On short of Everything,” Soos casts a skeptical eye at the engines of consumerism and muses at the paradox of the way a fishing rod that turns into too priceless ceases to be worthy. “The Age of Imperfection” starts off as a rueful account of his botched fix paintings yet quickly alterations into an insightful mirrored image at the seductiveness of perfection and finishes as an homage to the artistic energy that comes from error. In “Useful instruments” Soos takes a decidedly pessimistic examine the age-old quest to mix the nice with the attractive and concludes with an eloquent appreciation of a superb software placed to an accidental use. “On His Slowness” deals clean new perceptions in regards to the human bills of the ever-accelerating speed of up to date existence and the more and more exertions of resisting it. greater than a meditation on suicide, “Obituary with Bamboo Fly Rod” engages the problem of person human accountability and the final word query of “How to be” with equivalent components humility and wonder.

This stylish quantity is handsomely illustrated with the full-color work of Alaskan artist Kesler Woodward. wealthy in knowledge and actual allure, Bamboo Fly Rod Suite is a particular and worthwhile ebook with wide-ranging appeal.

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