From The Foreword - By Ted Williams
If you are an angler or even if you just love wild things and wild places, don’t miss this important book by Steve Ramirez—poet, philosopher, outdoor wordsmith, hunter, fisherman, naturalist, and United States Marine.
It’s a book with plenty of fishing for beautiful native species North American anglers don’t often encounter and, in many cases, don’t even know about. And all scenes are described in words that put you in the streams, feeling the cool push of spring water against your waders, scenting fresh earth, wildflowers, new and old leaves, hearing the songs and calls of birds, watching hatching insects and rising fish, reacting to gentle takes and savage strikes. But it’s not a fishing book.
It’s an eloquent ode to Ramirez’s beloved Texas Hill Country, a journal of personal healing, and a lesson for all anglers that there’s far more to fishing than fish—that when we pay attention to the life and geology around fish, fishing becomes far more than a sport.