Trim: 6¼ x 9¼
978-1-58667-055-9 • Hardback • February 2001 • $21.95 • (£16.99)
Sandy Rodgers has published stories and articles in Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fish America, Saltwater Sportsman, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Sporting Classics, Saltwater Flyfishing, Trofeo Pesca, The Elements of Fly Fishing and on the website Alloutdoors.com.. Sandy and her husband, Bob, reside in the Florida Keys, where they collaborate as co-columnists for Sporting Classics and Reel-Time.com, and serve as Florida regional editors for Fly Fish America.
A spate of new fly-fishing novels has appeared over the past year, and this one deserves the award for best title yet.... There are also plenty of well-described action sequences involving permit, bonefish, and tarpon, most (but not all) on a fly. Rodgers is a high-energy writer.
— Steve Raymond, Author of Fly Fishing in Salt Water
The insight toward a guide's life will leave you laughing while making mental notes of things not to do the next time you fish with a guide. This book will also give you a better understanding of what a guide goes through each day while on and off the water, which just might be enough to keep some anglers at their "day job" instead of becoming part- or even full-time guides.
— Ted Kraimer; All Outdoors.Com
Following his dream drew Skip to the work, but given a profession longer on sweat than benefits, why does he continue? Read and find out.
— Florida Keys Keynoter
First time novelist, Sandy Rodgers, captures the essence of a Florida Keys' fly guide while he struggles to adapt to challenges Mother Nature and neophyte anglers deal to him day-to-day on the water....Sandy masterfully paints a clear picture of an angler's flaws, diverse personalities, triumphs and miscasts.
— Rodney Smith; Coastal Angler Magazine
The writing is uniformly excellent.
— George C. King; Sarasota Herald-Tribune