The perfect balance for those searching for a bit of peace and quiet and an outdoor activity: fly fishing combines connecting with nature, the defining of personal aesthetics, and physical activity. The new book The Fly Fisher from Gestalten shows the most beautiful fishing spots, self-tied flies, and the right equipment for this increasingly popular lark of leisure.
Equal parts outdoor meditation and escapism – an alluring balance between nature and sport – fly fishing appeals to a diverse audience. The dedicated focus on the task at hand makes daily life fade away and the fly fisher is free to connect with the soothing sounds of the water while awaiting a catch.
Whether in the hands of those who claim wading and waiting in the water as a practice pastime or those curious minds that have yet to cast a line, The Fly Fisher exhibits a world of stunning locales, gear essentials, and knot patterns. Profiles of fly fishing legends and members of a fresh new generation of enthusiasts provide the first comprehensive discussion of the sport and an unparalleled overview of its artistry. Exclusive illustrations of fish species and self-tied flies and tips to finding the perfect stance and the proper grip are presented alongside vibrant imagery of various locations from the balmy salt waters of Florida to the rugged remoteness of Kamchatka, Russia. The Fly Fisher reveals how this rapidly growing outdoor activity creates both a sense of sport and sense of spirit.
For over 15 years, fly fishing has been the elixir of life for Thorsten Strüben. He is an instructor with the European Fly Fishing Association where he teaches budding fly fishers the discipline. Strüben also acts as an ambassador for Loop, the largest tackle manufacturer in the industry. In The Fly Fisher, he combines his knowledge of the scene with his technical expertise.
A freelance creative director from Hamburg and an active fly fisher for several years, Jan Blumentritt and his friends partake in fly-fishing adventures as much as possible. Blumentritt also joins anglers and fly tyers on fishing expeditions as a photojournalist.