The Lure of the Little
ron P. swegman
9” x 6” Trade Paperback • 122 Pages • 20 B&W Images • $24.95 List Price
ABOUT THE BOOKSmall Fry: The Lure of the Little is a literary study of small fish and small waters, a survey of fly fishing literature, and a personal memoir contrasting youthful fishing stories with contemporary angling adventures. The author’s search for small fry on the fly takes him to places as remote as the small streams in the Appalachian Mountains and as urban as the ponds in Manhattan’s Central Park. Laced with the humor and the poetry of experience, Small Fry reveals why “the lure of the little” is a passion worth catching.
ABOUT THE AUTHORron P. swegman is the author of Philadelphia on the Fly: Tales of an Urban Angler (2005). He lives, writes, draws, and casts most of his lines in Philadelphia and New York City. His website can be found at: www.ronpswegman.com
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK
"The author provides the urban fly fisher with the necessary knowledge and outlook to find a variety of close to home fishing opportunities....All one has to do is think small. Small waters, small fish in both size and fly rod popularity, but certainly not small in tussle and spunk. This little book will get you into the game and provide you with lots of ideas for getting to fly fish and visit the waterside between those more elaborate and exotic fishing trips. Likewise, the information about tackle is also well designed for thinking small as it comprises a minimalist approach suited to a stroll or bike ride to the water. Overall, the book itself is well written and a pleasure to read. This is a good one to add to your urban angler book shelf."
-- Bruce E. Harang, Federation of Fly Fishers Magazine