Now that Derrydale no longer produces books for spertamos, the output of the Countryman Press, under the Barnes imprint, are tops in the field. This is a nostalgic book of reminiscence of stream fishing with the fly red, illustrated by the author with sketches and paintings in line and color. There's lots of good sound advice on tackle and equipment, on the hows and whys and whens. But the charm of the book lies in the anecdotal quality-good tales of good fishing. Perfect gift.