This collection of 22 stories set on fabled waters from Alaska to Baja confirms Scott Sadil's reputation as a writer of literary fiction in the best sporting tradition. The stories capture the beauty of wild fish and the waters and landscapes where we find them and go beyond the fishing to explore relationships—between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings, lovers, and friends—the real life situations that evoke the same win-lose drama played out between anglers and their prey. A master of language and sophisticated storytelling, Sadil brings a warm-hearted appreciation to the graceful messiness of human lives, especially the moments—sometimes humorous, always intimate—when we're hooked to something we feel certain we care about more than anything else in our lives.
Scott Sadil is an author of essays, feature articles, and fiction about fly fishing. His work appears regularly in the significant fly-fishing magazines and he writes the fly-tying column for California Fly Fisher. He is the author of Angling Baja, Fly Tales, Cast from the Edge, and Lost in Wyoming. He lives in Hood River, OR.