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A Fly Fisher's Life  English book
  A book written in French by Charles Ritz in 1953 about his fly fishing. The original title was "Pris sur le Vif" (A Report from the Field). It was followed by the English version "A Fly Fisher's Life" in 1959. In 1972 when the author was 81 years old, Bodley Head Ltd. published the last and fourth edition that included a new chapter about High Speed/High Line. The subtitle was "The Art and Mechanics of Fly Fishing", the foreword was written by Earnest Hemingway and the introduction by Arnold Gingrich.
  The ending of the book is memorable; "When you get to Heaven, as I have no doubt you will, look me up. Given enough time, I shall know where the best trout is lying..." In the part IV about grayling, he presented his philosophy of fly fishing as follows. "In my view, the sporting qualities of a fish are dependent neither on its size nor its weight, but on the effort of concentration, the skill and mastery it demands from the fisherman..."
  Two points in this book deserve special mention. One is that he described the details of a fly casting technique called High Speed/High Line used by the author. The other is the description about the logic of rod action such as a parabolic action and a Long Flex/Long Lift action. Without doubt both have had a strong influence on modern fly fishing, and considering the amount of it, this is one of the best books published in the 20th century.
ReferenceA fly fisher's life, 1996 (1972).
Charles Ritz, High Speed/High Line, Long Flex/Long Lift
 
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