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Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1994, this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines' Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing. With wry humor and rare insight, he explores questions that engage most fishermen: What is it about rivers that draws us so irresistibly, and why does fly fishing seem such an aptly suited response? Above all, The Habit of Rivers is about ways of seeing the wonderfully textured world that emanates from a river.
©1994 Ted Leeson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pete on 06-28-16

Thank You

Thank you to the authors for putting into words what I can only feel. I think people often wonder why I fish so much and with this book I have some way to answer that is far more elegant then what I can put forth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By George Phillips on 07-17-17

Awesome

This book hits home with ANY dedicated fly fisherman/woman.

No one could possible describe into words our passion as he has.

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5 out of 5 stars
By geoff nemec on 05-10-18

Wonderful book extremely well read.

The narrative flows like the rivers brought to life in this classic. I loved every minute.

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5 out of 5 stars
By DR C D TRICKS on 12-07-17

A wonderful description of the essence of angling

Ted Leeson describes the reasons why we go trout fishing better than anyone else I have ever read, even John Gierach! A total joy.

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