One of my personal favorites from the Swing the Fly vault is Faeries Piss by AP Hoag (Issue 8, Summer 2014). A short narrative about a young man from the U.S. who ventures to Scotland learning much about life and fishing.
Original watercolor paintings were done by Jim Dayton to go with the article.
Just because they were published before the print magazine does not mean they aren't worth reading!
Short excerpt below,
you can get the whole article in STF 8 (Spring, 2015) HERE
"The older man stepped back and as he took a cigarette break himself Mike got a good look at him. He had a medium build, a ruddy, tough weathered face and white hair that stuck out from under a tweed cap.
Every bit of what he imagined a Scottish fisherman should look like. But there was something else. The way he walked and held himself in the wind, there was a confidence and a power in in his stance despite his age. He had seen this in some of the teachers at West Point. Mike took the opportunity to wander over to say hi and to find out more about the rod. He pulled an ear bud from his ear, waved his hand to announce himself, and yelled into the wind, "Any bites?""
Don't miss the rest of it and load more in STF 8