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Holly Morris

  • Fishing seems to be the most evocative of sports, which perhaps explains why throughout literature it has become a powerful and often used metaphor for life.

  • Fly fishing moments are often solitary and fleeting, but they are deeply and sometimes inexplicably compelling. Those who survive the trials of the neophyte — fatal casts, sodden waders and fishless days — to become fluent in the muted colors and dignified prose of fly fishing, know the magic it can work: a soul scrubbed clean of life's trivia, the experience of witnessing nature's subtle rhythms, the possibility of a perfect day.

Holly Morris, U.S. writer, explorer, documentary director/producer, TV presenter

(1965)