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River Pimp: A Journey Through Life in the Fly Fishing Industry

Eric Stroup

BOOK DETAILS

6" x 9" Paperback • 190 Total Pages • B&W Illustrations

ABOUT THE BOOK

"Eric explains the world of guiding better than anyone to date…[his] willingness to talk about the great, the good and the not-so-good when it comes to the business of fly fishing is necessary and revealing….There is a wonderful curve to Eric's story. Fly fishing saves him time and again. Now he understands that we all may have to save fly fishing."

-- Ed Engle, author of Trout Lessons and Splitting Cane (From the Foreword)

The business of fly fishing is one of the most difficult and competitive environments in the business world. Eric Stroup is a man who has done it all and knows the struggles of one relying solely on fly fishing for his livelihood. As a professional fly tier, guide, author, presenter and former fly shop owner, Eric has persevered in an industry where many have not survived. River Pimp is at its very core, an honest description of the current state of the fly fishing industry. It is an accurate portrayal of what life is really like inside the industry, from an author who has been on each side of the proverbial counter. The experiences and opinions that are shared in this book are sometimes controversial, sometimes tragic, and in a few instances, hilarious. Eric’s perspective on the industry is refreshing, and whether you agree with him or not, his positions come from a place where few people can claim they’ve been. River Pimp exposes an appreciation of the sacrifice and dedication required to succeed, and will give the reader new appreciation for just how special—and important—the corner fly shop really is.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eric Stroup is a fly fishing guide, writer and fly tier from a small village in central Pennsylvania known as Spruce Creek, deep in the heart of ‘trout country.’ Eric and his wife Tracey own and operate Stroup Fly Fishing, and are deeply invested in the preservation and promotion of the fly fishing industry, its resources and its future. Eric has been involved in nearly every branch of the industry. He has been a commercial fly tier, a guide, and a retail shop owner. He has written magazine articles and books, produced videos and is a nationally known speaker. He has worked in Montana as well as Pennsylvania and along with the guiding, is also a manufacturer’s rep for Guideline and several other small companies whose products he endorses. He is a signature Tier for the Spirit River Group in Roseburg, Oregon, a regional coordinator for Project Healing Waters, and a coach for the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.

SAMPLE PAGES

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River Pimp: A Journey Through Life in the Fly Fishing Industry
January 2012, Paperback
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