`Every time I leave the world of work, family and community to wade into a river with fly rod in hand, I enter a sacred space that sometimes finds expression in the written word.'
In Casting into Mystery, writer Robert Reid and wood engraver Wesley W. Bates-avid anglers, both-put ink to paper in homage to the venerable sport of fly fishing. Through text and image, they recall with fondness the `company of rivers' each is grateful to know, providing a glimpse inside a sporting culture teeming with literature, art and music.
Part memoir, part objet d'art and part field guide, Casting into Mystery will delight passionate fly fishing practitioners and armchair anglers alike.
Casting into Mystery celebrates the meditative sport of fly fishing, rejoicing in the camaraderie and quietude to be found not only in the gentle flow of river currents, but also in the community and culture of anglers past and present.