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Beyond Catch & Release

Exploring the Future of Fly Fishing

Will fly fishing survive the twenty-first century? Author and angler Paul Guernsey argues that angling and the natural resources it depends upon—clear rivers, unpolluted oceans, and much more—are threatened by a host of increasingly complex social and environmental factors. Tradition, conservation of land and water, a foresighted ethic, concerns for the sport of other anglers, a commitment to the next generation, and much more—these are at the heart of Guernsey’s explorations in this path-breaking book. In Beyond Catch & Release he draws a road map into the future for the sport of fly fishing and all those who love it.

Paul Guernsey is an author, editor, and college instructor. His first novel, Unhallowed Ground, was a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Fiction Award. When not writing, Guernsey teaches writing and communication at Unity College in Maine and runs the popular website The Ghost Story, home of The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award, a highly regarded international short story competition. American Ghost is his third novel.

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