By James Hurley
Meet Benedict Salem, whose associates name him BS, a pissed off author and instructor seeking to locate himself. Middle-aged and blocked creatively, his goals are full of these magical moments while the elements, the lay of the forged, the fly, and the water converge with the fish in a single fluid arc of perfection. the will to perpetuate those moments takes BS to a small city in Maine, domestic to the crossing residence hotel, at the back of which lies a tract of digital desert, a clean-running river, and a bounty of huge, clever, and often fearless trout.
BS quickly befriends the landlord of the lodge, invoice Cahill, and jointly they and a bunch of fellow anglers discovered the Samuel Tippett Fly Fishers membership. They quickly devise a fishing contest among them, yet what starts off out as a pleasant video game to figure out the simplest trout fly to symbolize their new membership, speedy descends right into a sour contention that threatens to overhaul cause. emotions and friendships are forgotten as a struggle over principles and the starvation to win takes carry of the men.
In a deftly interwoven story that explores the camaraderie and sportsmanship between anglers, the competition demanding situations the knowledge of chasing perfection, and in its place, encourages the reader to enjoy life's most crucial moments, notwithstanding short or passing.
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The Contest by James Hurley