Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of Salt, Cod, Salmon and the Earth and many other books. Kurlanksy is known for taking deep dives into the history of outwardly mundane topics, to uncover dramatic, world-changing stories below the surface. In this new book, Kurlansky turns his attention to fly fishing—a subject that has captivated him for a lifetime. His pursuit of fish on the fly has led Kurlansky around the world to many countries, coasts and rivers, from Alaska to the Catskills to Norway to Russia. In true Kurlansky fashion, he absorbed every fact, detail, and anecdote along the way and presents them here in a thoughtful, surprising and highly readable book.