"It's the search for poetry and meaning that moves me the most... [This is]a nice, idiosyncratic work that gave me much enjoyment" (Thomas McGuane)
"At last, some fishing stories with wit, dialogue and characterisation in them. Deft, laconic, and thrilling in places, Charles' wide-ranging debut is a welcome antidote to the Podsnappery of much of the sport's literature: I reckon you could enjoy this book even if you had never picked up a rod" (David Profumo, author of Sea Music)
"An intense, round-the-world fly-fishing adventure which sucks you in from first page to last... A fine collection of short stories" (Scotland on Sunday
A beautifully crafted, darkly humorous collection of fly-fishing stories destined to become, like Thomas McGuane's The Longest Silence
, a classic of the genre.