By Jerry Kustich

If cut up cane fly rods are the non secular top of fly fishing, then the R.L. Winston bamboo rod store ways a magical position. A Mecca for the few who locate their technique to dual Bridges, Montana, so much anglers basically listen rumors of bearded rod makers bent over benches, illuminated, one may believe, through a mystical ray of Western sun. formerly, the center in their discussions and the secrets and techniques in their innovations have been simply the stuff of conjecture and goals. In A Wisp within the Wind, rod maker and devoted fly fisher Jerry Kustich invitations us in the course of the rod store door and bids us welcome. We meet the craftsmen now we have merely imagined, unfastened pondering rod makers with humor, commitment, and full of life dialog, immersed within the enterprise of beveling cane strips and dedicated to the perfect that every folks, each angler, goes to need to struggle for the way forward for each trout. As a lot a party of a lifestyles spent fishing, enriched through either the solitude and the corporate chanced on there, as an remark of the teachings discovered from halcyon kingfishers and elusive bull trout, Kustich takes us steelheading in British Columbia, spring creek fishing on Poindexter Slough, and past due wintry weather fishing at the Bitterroot. We commute alongside in the course of the heritage of the Winston corporation - of Lew Stoner, Robert Winther and their successors. we are facing the inevitability of the passing of eras, of individuals, and wild areas with an activist's wish. We consider slowing the clock as important moments appear to race by means of, devoted family and friends slipping into our goals. And we examine, why bamboo? what's a "bamboo type of day"? Any angler, with graphite or cane, who has came upon peace within the simplicity of a line good forged or a second past the achieve of time, will comprehend the hunt and comprehend the best fact: the adventure is the aim. A Wisp within the Wind is a trip worth taking. –

Kathy Scott, writer of Moose within the Water/Bamboo at the Bench and Headwaters Fall as Snow

“Quietly yet fiercely autonomous, unfastened from the commercialism
that cloaks the fly fishing global like a fungus, and whole of a dozen key talents — from a remarkably clean examine bamboo rods and effective bamboo rod-making to sensible interpreting of the water — Jerry Kustich supplies us a e-book that sings and sticks.”

— Nick Lyons, former writer, and writer of complete Creel and Spring Creek

“Jerry Kustich is a special and sincere voice in fly fishing today.
A Wisp within the Wind is the saga of the way one guy mixes the paintings of crafting fine
bamboo fly rods, a lust for fly fishing, and his own and pressing message to
preserve our North American trout. via all of it and with reliable humor Kustich
comes up with a life-style that’s as as regards to residing the dream as you could get.”
— Ed Engle, writer of Splitting Cane and Fly Fishing the Tailwaters

“This e-book is ready these issues worthy passing directly to one other generation:
fine bamboo rods, fresh rivers, and the braveness to reside creatively. beneath a Zen-like calm that runs via A Wisp within the Wind, it's transparent that Kustich is
willing to struggle for these issues he holds expensive. i like to recommend the e-book to anglers
concerned approximately their legacy in addition to to these desirous about their inheritance.”
— Jay Nichols, coping with Editor of Fly Fisherman

“More than the other recreation, fly fishing has a wealthy ore of stories
running even though it. lots of our modern writers come shut, yet don’t
touch pay airborne dirt and dust. there's, I recommend, an excessive amount of intellectualizing from males and
women who fish little and write a lot. Jerry Kustich, in individual and in his books, is the true factor. His phrases are solid in deep dating with water and the fish that reside there, actual to the game of fly fishing and to the enjoyment that each one folks locate there. In A Wisp within the Wind, Jerry is at domestic and you'll be as well.”
— Tom Helgeson, editor and writer of Midwest Fly Fishing

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