Yet More Sweet Days
For fly-fishermen everywhere, the news of an upcoming book from Tom Sutcliffe is as exciting as a ten-pound wild rainbow on a 4X tippet…
Yet More Sweet Days certainly lives up to the weight of expectation from his many fans, locally and internationally. It races upstream in leaps and bounds, taking you to places you’ve always wanted to fish: you’ll wade the high mountain rivers of the Eastern Cape, clamber along the boulder-strewn crystal streams of the Western Cape, throw a dainty dry on hallowed English chalkstreams, and fight fresh-run salmon in rugged Iceland with a volcano belching ash behind your casting shoulder.
You’ll pick up tips and ideas (almost without realising it) from a master trout fisherman who has done more for the beautiful sport in South Africa than anyone, ever. Along the way you’ll soak yourself warmly in a philosophy that embraces fish and birds, people and animals – a philosophy honed by thousands of kilometres of stalking up streams and countless cups of coffee brewed on a stove perched on the tailgate of his fishing truck.
Complemented by many original artworks from the author, this beautiful book is at once a rumination, a reflection and a profound escape for fly fishermen everywhere; when you’re not actually casting at trout, this is the next best thing. [credit: Paul Curtis]
Tom Sutcliffe, “the John Gierach of the South”, is the doyen of South African fly fishing. He is a world-recognised piscatorial artist and best-selling author, having written countless articles and six previous books on the subject, including the iconic Hunting Trout.
“I’ve known Tom Sutcliffe for three decades, and always admired his writings. This new book is an intimate look at the sport that we all love so well.” – Gary Borger
“Tom Sutcliffe has raised the bar yet again. Yet More Sweet Days has as much to do with life as with fly fishing. For me, his best work yet. And that’s high praise!”– Clem Booth
Notes from a fly fisher’s life