Doctor, angler, and raconteur Donald Thomas takes fishermen on a rollicking road trip through Alaska, Costa Rica, Australia, the Galapagos, and more. Fishing in oceans along the way, he enjoys the kind of adventures most people can only dream of. Each chapter includes a sidebar that gives Thomas an opportunity to riff entertainingly on a particular game fish, as well as an “At a Glance” section with both the current IGFA All-Tackle and Fly-Rod world records for that species. The fish he tackles include the sheefish (North America’s “most elusive and mysterious game fish”), smallmouth bass, mojarra and machaca, barramundi, mahi-mahi, and many more.
E. Donnall Thomas takes listeners on a journey from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands, among many breathtaking locales, in an exploration of the oceans, which he deems "the new frontier" for fly fishermen. Michael Scherer gives an inviting performance that matches Thomas' casual but informative writing, which alternates between adventure tales and descriptions of unusual game fish and tips on how to best prepare them for a meal. Redfish, Bluefish, Sheefish, Snook manages to be both entertaining and educational, providing fishermen with great stories and advice on species they may have never thought to catch before.
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Left me wanting more
Helped me get through months of law school when I couldn't get out and fish. Don has a scientist's pragmatic view of things, which I appreciate, but he also can still tell an exciting story. I've been fishing my whole life, but I feel like I've barely scratched the surface after hearing some of the adventures he has been on in this book. Very inspiring.
Hard to say, possibly the Halibut fishing with a fly rod, but I also loved hearing about the GTs. Also good to hear someone with his expertise enjoys catching some of the same blue-collar fish I do.
Yes, especially if you like fishing and have ever picked up a fly rod. Although I wouldn't limit this book to only people who fly fish, as I normally am on the water with a spinning rod and live bait.
Nothing on audible right now really compares in terms of satiating one's appetite for fishing stories like this book, and you might learn something.