Something Fishy is the latest book from Fly Rod & Reel’s environmental writer Ted Williams, and if it’s anything like the columns he writes for FR&R and Audubon, I’m due for a wild ride (I’m ordering a copy).
Published in October 2007, I made a note to get a copy and promptly lost the note, though I’m rectifying that oversight right now.
Williams is one of the handful of writers that sets Fly Rod & Reel apart from most other mainstream fly fishing magazines; he attacks environmental subjects with energy, taking few prisoners and leaving few questions unanswered.
His unabashed defense of thoughtful environmentalism (he’s taken the greenies to task on more than a few occasions) has converted me into a lifelong fan — and no doubt cost Fly Rod & Reel a few subscribers and advertisers.
I’ll review it as soon as I get it, though if you’ve ever wondered why our salmon are disappearing, our saltwater gamefish are in trouble, and our management policies are making things worse, then just order the thing today.
See you at the reading lamp, Tom Chandler.