Posted on May 14 2009
Former Olympic skier and repeat tarpon tournament champion Andy Mill goes back to a sport he covered on television fifteen years ago: fly fishing for big grass carp in Florida’s roadside canals. “Mill throws his line in a perfectly tight loop so that the fly alights beneath a broad, leafy ficus tree. The fly, a tiny cork ball painted cherries-jubilee red with Avon nail polish, bobs briefly on the canal’s riffled surface. Suddenly, a wake foams up from nowhere and the fly disappears as Mill’s rod bends into a semicircle.” Susan Cocking in The Miami Herald.
By the way, Mill’s new in-depth book on fly fishing for tarpon is due out from Wild River Press later this year. Reports from early readers say it will be quite a collection of insights.