Cool Outdoor Stuff: Goes Fly Fishing with Andrew McCown


Fly-fishing has long attracted writers, tempted by its simple elegance, to cast grand questions into a river of metaphysics. Isaac Walton’s Compleat Angler and Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It are great examples of writers imagining the artful sport of fly-fishing as a life lesson. But why?

Cool Outdoor Stuff’s Andrew McCown shares a few minutes showing us how it’s done as he takes us pond fishing on a local farm. The solitude almost begs for whispering as he whips the tapered line, its signature arabesque curling in the air. We begin to feel the workaday world unreel.

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