Most of us who fly fish have far more rods and reels than we need – and for sure, we’ve got hundreds if not thousands of flies. So a good choice of gift this Christmas for that fly fisher in your family is D. Dauphinee’s new book, Stoneflies & Turtleheads, published by North Country Press in Unity. Or you can just buy it for yourself!
This is neither a “my best fishing stories” book, nor a “how-to” boring and tedious recitation. For starters, Denis Dauphinee wrote the book for himself. While he’s done a bit of writing before, he says Stoneflies & Turtleheads “is my first attempt at writing something which I’ve wanted to write.”
His passion for fly fishing and writing combine very nicely in this unusual collection of interesting – and sometimes fascinating – stories. There is a bit of how-to here, well presented, and plenty of truth telling about getting skunked. I particularly related to those stories!