The Joy Of Fly Fishing

Jun 12, 2018

Summer’s here, and for a lot of people that means it’s time to get to a river and fly fish. A panel of guests joins us to explore the joys, challenges, and the art of fly fishing.

Summer’s here, and for some people that means it’s time to get to a river and fly fish. For the essayist Jeff Metcalf, fly fishing is a healing balm for the body and soul. For the writer Max Werner, it’s a way to reconnect with non-human nature. And for Heidi Lewis, a mother and business owner, casting a Parachute Adams or stripping a wooly sculpin is an escape from life’s hectic demands. Metcalf, Werner, and Lewis join us Tuesday to talk about the joys, the challenges, and the art of fly fishing.

Heidi Lewis is the founder of the group Utah Women Flyfishers.

Jeff Metcalf is a professor in the English department at the University of Utah and the author of Back Cast: Fly Fishing and Other Such Matters [Indie bookstores|Amazon].

Max Werner is a professor in the Writing and Rhetoric Studies department at the University of Utah. His new book is called The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture [Indie bookstores|Amazon].