A Cartoon Collection of Fish & Fishing Humor
8" x 5.5Ē Softcover; 124 pages; Black-and-White line art illustrations.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Anyone who has been fly fishing for any length of time knows there is serious fishing time, and then thereís the not-so-serious fishing time. Itís the not-so-serious time that fills the pages of Fish Foolishness.† This collection of cartoons by Peter Nilsen represents forty years of fly fishing fun and frivolity, mishaps and misteps, of the types we all can relate to.
Nilsenís cartoon portraits derive from all those ridiculous moments on and off the stream:†the ripped waders, the dunking we took while trying to land that trophy fish, times when the fish werenít rising, or the river was blown out from three days of rain, or maybe when weíre dog-tired from casting all day and a couple of gin-and-tonics seem like a welcome relief. Itís about the jokes and stories weíve shared with fishing buddies, recounting the moment that yahoo waded through a pool of rising browns just as you had identified the perfect fly or maybe itís describing the huge fish that broke you off at the net. . . .
Fish Foolishness humorously illustrates, literally and figuratively, the times that often make our fishing trips memorable.
ADVANCED PRAISE FOR FISH FOOLISHNESS
"It's a sure bet that you will find your fishing friends--and yourself--in this hilarious collection of cartoons by Peter Nilsen. The fly fisherman who collects roadkill and cruises craft shops for fly tying material? He's in the book at a Fly Tyer's Anonymous meeting. The fly-fishing techie who knows the specs of every piece of tackle he owns? He's in the book, too. All of the fishing characters are here, along with schools of some very funny fish."
-- TOM MEADE, author of Essential Fly Fishing
"Just when we need it most, a light-hearted, funny fishing book comes along from Peter Nilsen. A lifetime of drawing shows through in his whimsical cartoons, which any fisherman will relate to and find amusing. It's the perfect bedside book but we'll bet it shows up in backpacks, briefcases, on tables at fishing lodges and in waiting rooms--and, of course, it's the perfect book to keep in the bathroom!"
-- BARRY & CATHY BECK, noted outdoor photographers