Father's Day Creek

Fly fishing, fatherhood and the last best place on Earth
by Dan Rodricks
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Publisher: Apprentice House

Publication Date: June 01, 2019

ISBN: 9781627202213

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Where would you want to be if you knew the world would end tomorrow? How would you want to remember life on Earth? For the sake of sanity and soul, everyone should have a place in the outdoors they consider their personal sanctuary, a “spirit-home” that restores faith in the natural world even as climate change threatens it. Award-winning journalist and long-time angler Dan Rodricks describes the little piece of paradise he found through fly fishing — Father's Day Creek, his name for a river in Pennsylvania that he considers The Last Best Place on Earth. The book challenges readers to identify their own Last Best Place and spend time there. The story unfolds over three hours on a single Father’s Day morning. While prospecting for trout, the author reflects, hour by hour, on his experiences with a fly rod and more than 50 years of fishing with his father, friends and children. The book offers advice on fly fishing and parenthood, and explores the wonders of finding one's "spirit-home" midst the noise of modern life. The foreword, by fly fishing legend Lefty Kreh, was composed just a month before his death in 2018.