Fly Leaves and Waterside Sketches by Gordon Mackie
This extensive collection of writings from Gordon Mackie leads us into a world of fly-fishing adventure, mystery and debate. We explore a wide range of waters, with trout and grayling the principle quarry, while the author is forever seeking to identify the less tangible secrets of successful fly-fishing and discover some of the joys of the natural world that trout sport embraces. The work is largely anecdotal in nature, laced with humour, pithy comments and delightfully surreal happenings. Even the fisherman's family may find it an absorbing read, tracing as it does some of the motives and circuitous thought processes that lie behind this strangely gripping obsession. Written in a chatty, easy style, this diverse assemblage of little masterpieces is far removed from what might be described as the 'standard' fishing book, yet represents a most valuable addition to an already sparkling array of angling literature.