Beyond Catch & Release
Exploring the Future of Fly Fishing
Will fly fishing survive the twenty-first century? Author and angler Paul Guernsey argues that angling and the natural resources it depends upon—clear rivers, unpolluted oceans, and much more—are threatened by a host of increasingly complex social and environmental factors. Tradition, conservation of land and water, a foresighted ethic, concerns for the sport of other anglers, a commitment to the next generation, and much more—these are at the heart of Guernsey’s explorations in this path-breaking book. In Beyond Catch & Release he draws a road map into the future for the sport of fly fishing and all those who love it.
Paul Guernsey, former editor-in-chief of Fly Rod & Reel magazine, has written about wildlife and the outdoors for most of his adult life. He continues to be an ambassador for fly fishing and the environment, as well as an outspoken advocate for ethical behavior among all anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts. He lives with his family in Warren, Maine.