By Jerry Kustich

ISBN-10: 0963310941

ISBN-13: 9780963310941

If cut up cane fly rods are the religious top of fly fishing, then the R.L. Winston bamboo rod store methods a paranormal position. A Mecca for the few who locate their strategy to dual Bridges, Montana, such a lot anglers basically listen rumors of bearded rod makers bent over benches, illuminated, one may think, by way of a paranormal ray of Western sun. in the past, the guts in their discussions and the secrets and techniques in their innovations have been simply the stuff of conjecture and goals. In A Wisp within the Wind, rod maker and devoted fly fisher Jerry Kustich invitations us during the rod store door and bids us welcome. We meet the craftsmen we have now simply imagined, loose pondering rod makers with humor, commitment, and vigorous dialog, immersed within the enterprise of beveling cane strips and dedicated to the precise that every people, each angler, goes to need to struggle for the way forward for each trout. As a lot a party of a existence spent fishing, enriched by means of either the solitude and the corporate came across there, as an commentary of the teachings discovered from halcyon kingfishers and elusive bull trout, Kustich takes us steelheading in British Columbia, spring creek fishing on Poindexter Slough, and past due wintry weather fishing at the Bitterroot. We shuttle alongside throughout the background of the Winston corporation - of Lew Stoner, Robert Winther and their successors. we are facing the inevitability of the passing of eras, of individuals, and wild locations with an activist's wish. We give some thought to slowing the clock as important moments appear to race via, devoted family and friends slipping into our desires. And we reflect on, why bamboo? what's a "bamboo form of day"? Any angler, with graphite or cane, who has chanced on peace within the simplicity of a line good forged or a second past the achieve of time, will comprehend the search and comprehend the best fact: the adventure is the aim. A Wisp within the Wind is a trip worth taking. –

Kathy Scott, writer of Moose within the Water/Bamboo at the Bench and Headwaters Fall as Snow

“Quietly yet fiercely self sustaining, loose from the commercialism
that cloaks the fly fishing global like a fungus, and entire of a dozen key abilities — from a remarkably clean examine bamboo rods and high quality bamboo rod-making to wise analyzing of the water — Jerry Kustich offers us a publication that sings and sticks.”

— Nick Lyons, former writer, and writer of complete Creel and Spring Creek

“Jerry Kustich is a special and sincere voice in fly fishing today.
A Wisp within the Wind is the saga of ways one guy mixes the artwork of crafting fine
bamboo fly rods, a lust for fly fishing, and his own and pressing message to
preserve our North American trout. via all of it and with reliable humor Kustich
comes up with a life-style that’s as as regards to residing the dream as you could get.”
— Ed Engle, writer of Splitting Cane and Fly Fishing the Tailwaters

“This booklet is set these issues worthy passing directly to one other generation:
fine bamboo rods, fresh rivers, and the braveness to reside creatively. beneath a Zen-like calm that runs via A Wisp within the Wind, it really is transparent that Kustich is
willing to struggle for these issues he holds pricey. i like to recommend the booklet to anglers
concerned approximately their legacy in addition to to these keen on their inheritance.”
— Jay Nichols, handling Editor of Fly Fisherman

“More than the other recreation, fly fishing has a wealthy ore of stories
running notwithstanding it. a lot of our modern writers come shut, yet don’t
touch pay dust. there's, I recommend, an excessive amount of intellectualizing from males and
women who fish little and write a lot. Jerry Kustich, in individual and in his books, is the true factor. His phrases are solid in deep courting with water and the fish that dwell there, actual to the game of fly fishing and to the enjoyment that every one folks locate there. In A Wisp within the Wind, Jerry is at domestic and you'll be as well.”
— Tom Helgeson, editor and writer of Midwest Fly Fishing

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