"It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big ?sh and faraway waters and dramatic moments . . . and yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or ?sh has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my ?y line where it entered the muddy waters of my backyard pond . . .”
In this collection of ?y-?shing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William G. Tapply, the natural appeal of ?y ?shing comes to life. Each story in Every Day Was Special was previously published in Tapply’s back-page column, Reading the Currents” in American Angler, or in Gray’s Sporting Journal, or in Field & Stream. From Dam It” to First Light” to When Trout Get Antsy,” these thirty re-readable pieces are unique in their own ways, and yet, all are classic Tapply. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of ?shing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, and the innocence of streamside summers.
William G. Tapply was the author of dozens of books, including more than two dozen New Englandbased mystery novels and nearly a thousand magazine articles, mostly about fly fishing and the outdoors. Tapply died in July 2009 after a battle with leukemia. He lived and wrote in Hancock, New Hampshire.