Nervous Water by Steve Raymond - Spey Pages
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Putah Creek, N. Kali and S. Oregon
Posts: 2,095
Nervous Water by Steve Raymond

Has anyone read this book?

The longer I fish, the more I realize what we see happening at the surface or subsurface may be the best clue to where and when to fish.

I have heard that this book is fairly good re the analyzing of water surface for fish. Also, I heard that a large part of it is a vehicle to reprint over 30 of Steve's essays about fishing, and I'm not really interested in buying some one's old essay's on fishing.

Another new book is "Cannibal Trout", while this probably won't appeal to the Holy Buggers, it may give great insight to the flesh and other fish eating side of trout, and the really big ones. Has anyone read it?

Dave
Speyclave Contributor
Grampa Spey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 10:15 PM
Registered User
 
beau purvis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: B.C. ,Wa. ,Ore.,TDF
Posts: 1,526
Send a message via AIM to beau purvis
Whats the problem with reading old essays if you never read them before.As to the surface;I have his book on Cutthroat in the salt.He fished mostly with surface flies so as to compile data on fish movement vs the tides and time s of year,etc.He knows the surface!EXCELLENT AMOUNT OF DATA!IT REALLY HELPED ME IN THE SALT.IT ALSO CONVINCED ME TO USE SKATTERS.I had a day from the beach at pt no pt with no one else around on high tide in the evening when I must have had a 100 takes from immature Chinnies .all on steelhead caddis skatted.Had multiple fish chasing most of the time.Never would have tried without reading his work.Beau
beau purvis is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Putah Creek, N. Kali and S. Oregon
Posts: 2,095
Thanks Beau

Quote:
Originally Posted by beau purvis
Whats the problem with reading old essays if you never read them before.As to the surface;I have his book on Cutthroat in the salt.He fished mostly with surface flies so as to compile data on fish movement vs the tides and time s of year,etc.He knows the surface!EXCELLENT AMOUNT OF DATA!IT REALLY HELPED ME IN THE SALT.IT ALSO CONVINCED ME TO USE SKATTERS.I had a day from the beach at pt no pt with no one else around on high tide in the evening when I must have had a 100 takes from immature Chinnies .all on steelhead caddis skatted.Had multiple fish chasing most of the time.Never would have tried without reading his work.Beau

Too many writers re wrap their old work with an interesting chapter or two with a new title to sell a book. Fishing mags do this all the time with a great cover and maybe one good article and a lot of old stuff reprinted or buffed up. This happens with financial writers, business writers and other area writers.

Your comments makes this sounds like the content re nervous water is worth the purchase price.

Thanks

Dave
Speyclave Contributor
Grampa Spey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 10:52 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 29
I agree...I have just about every Steve Raymond book he has ever written and I have always found them to be a good read and well worth the money. I haven't read "Nervous Water" but would like to very soon. The fact is Steve Raymond knows how to write..plain and simple he has the gift to write unlike many magazine "writers."
Steve Dow is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome