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Fly Tales: Lessons in Fly Fishing Like the Real Guys

“Real Guys,” writes Scott Sadil in Fly Tales: Lessons in Fly Fishing Like the Real Guys, his new collection of literary essays, “belong to an inner circle of expert anglers—men and women of rarefied gifts whose skills and knowledge and perhaps fortune of good breeding have positioned them in territory the rest of us can only glimpse or occasionally admire.”

But are Real Guys real? Or are they, asks Sadil, perhaps an ideal, an illusion, a fabrication in the minds of fly fishers who find themselves unable to avoid the kinds of failures and humiliations anglers everywhere have suffered since first tying flies to the ends of their lines?

Follow Sadil through more than three dozen essays, or “lessons,” as he aims for membership into that “cadre of insiders” who, he wants to believe, rarely if ever suffer the kinds of defeats that he has known all too well throughout his angling career. In the tradition of fine literature from hearth, home, and afield, Sadil completes each lesson with his pattern, or recipe, for a fly that has proven integral to these gracefully articulated steps along his arduous journey to fish like a Real Guy.

“Scott Sadil is not only one of the best fishing writers I’ve read in a long while, he’s one of the best writers, period.”
...............................................—Patrick McManus

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Lost in Wyoming

Twelve new stories from one of the most captivating voices in contemporary outdoor literature. Fed by the fertile springs of love and sport, Lost in Wyoming treats readers to a rare taste in literary fiction, the bittersweet pleasures of relationships afield. Men and women, fathers and sons, siblings separated by life’s unfathomable tides—the characters in these stories share in the heartfelt tug of wars—some funny, some sad—immediately recognizable in all of our lives. In Lost in Wyoming, Sadil lays claim to a unique spot in contemporary literature: whether near river or surf or stream, passions of the heart bring the waters of these stories to a simmer and rolling boil.

“When I read my first Scott Sadil story I decided he was the real thing. This collection confirms his status as a writer we should read.”
...............................................—John Gierach

“With language as clear and lively as the rivers that run through them, Scott Sadil’s short stories disect the extremities and the heart of the human condition with a sharp and eloquent scalpel.”
...............................................—James R. Babb, Gray’s Sporting Journal

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Cast from the Edge: Tales of an Uncommon Fly Fisher
Cast from the Edge chronicles the experiences of Francis Theodore Sepic, a mysterious fly fisherman who dwells on life’s edges—the edge of society, the edge of respectability and, at times, the edge of sanity. These stories are, by turn, outrageously funny, excrutiatingly sad, and eminently poignant—a bluntly honest portrayal of the life of an uncommon fly fisher.

“One of the most distinctive new stylists writing in fly fishing today, often brilliant, surprising, provocative, graphic.”

................................................—Seth Norman, Fly Rod & Reel

“Scott Sadil’s Cast from the Edge is a vigorous, humorous, memorable description of the fishing passion and why it takes hold, told with freshness and verve.”
...............................................—W. D. Wetherell, author of Vermont Rivers

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Angling Baja: One man’s fly fishing journey through the surf

“By its very nature, fly fishing in the surf implies a certain reckless freedom, an affinity for risk-taking akin as much to art as sport, plus a deep and committed faith in the possibility of the extraordinary.”
............. —Scott Sadil






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Scott Sadil

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