Royal Coachman by Paul Schullery
The Lore and Legends of Fly-Fishing

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In this superb collection of essays, Paul Schullery, prolific and award-winning nature writer and lifelong angler, celebrates the lore, the lure, and the legends of fly-fishing. From his insightful questioning of whether the first book on fishing was indeed written by a woman, to the nostalgic comparison of the rods and flies of yesteryear with today's high-tech gear, it is Paul Schullery's passion for the sport that is most apparent.

Written with grace, humor, and intelligence, "Royal Coachman" is an irresistible book for anyone who revels in or is a part of the culture of fly fishermen. Most important, it is a thoughtful explanation of the devotion so many have to a sometimes-frustrating sport and, as Schullery writes, "this great adventure we have in a thousand little episodes."


About Paul Schullery

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Schullery was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Montana State University in recognition of his work as a historian and nature writer.
Published March 5, 1999 by Simon & Schuster. 220 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Schullery (Searching for Yellowstone: Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness, 1997, etc.), an inveterate ferreter of fly- fishing's deep past, serves up more arcana and opinions for the sport's devout.

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For the fly-fishing enthusiast who's fished a variety of streams, creeks, and rivers, or the greenhorn just breaking in his/her new rod, Schuller's latest work is a clarifying collection of facts and essays that connects the modern fly-fisherman with the very root of his art and sport.

Sep 08 2014 | Read Full Review of Royal Coachman: The Lore and ...

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