The Last Best Day is a book about fly-fishing. Not so much about fly-fishing as a sport, but fly-fishing as a way of life, an experience so intricately woven into the fabric of being as to be foundational to other less sublime realities or mere physical existence. It is about a perception which transcends the day-to-day and elevates the essence of living to a higher place. This is not a book about how to fly-fish, but instead about what fly-fishing means and how it feels and where in can lead, both in body and in spirit. These stories come from the creeks and rivers of the Appalachians, to the high country and desert streams of the American Southwest, to the great salmon, rainbow, and grayling waters of Alaska. The Last Best Day also features more than 40 drypoint etchings by renowned sporting artist Brett Smith.