CALL OF THE STREAM – MY BOOK
My book Call of the Stream after which this Blog was inspired, was published in December 2008. It is the culmination of a 3 year work, but with photography and research stretching back many years before that. I wanted it to be much more than just another coffee table book with detailed technical instruction on what and how to fly fish. Instead my goal was to create something visually attractive and that would be easy to read in a conversational style. I wanted it to show a little of my fly fishing journey, some historical information about how trout were first introduced into in particular the rivers of the area then known as Natal and also to incorporate some information based on my experiences of how to approach small stream fishing. In a nutshell, it is not just the philosophical musings and technical aspects of fly fishing. It is as much an album of images that evokes the ambiance of the diminutive and captivating world of small stream and river fly fishing – celebrating the moods and settings in all their rich diversity.
The editor of Flyfishing magazine, Dave Rorke, had this to say about the book – “Indeed, I would go as far as to say that Peter Brigg’s ‘Call of the Stream’ is the best fly fishing book ever published in this country. Testimony to the care taken with every word, every page, every photograph, every graphic – and the different production stages – is a magnus opus that would grace even the most royal of coffee tables.”
These are a few pages from the book.
Please note that all written and photographic material contained in this blog and its posts are the sole ownership of the author/photographer and may not be copied or used for any purpose whatsoever without the prior consent of the author/photographer having been obtained – Peter Brigg.