WARNING! * ¡AVISO! — Gratuitous Self Promotion ahead.
After awaking from his concussion Jack wouldn’t remember a thing. He wouldn’t remember the rooster-tail shooting up his leader as the bonefish streaked off with his carefully placed fly. He wouldn’t remember the tarpon as it hung crescent-shaped in the air before crashing down, punching holes in the Caribbean as big as pianos. Nor would he recall straining against that fish for nearly an hour before the guide bent to retrieve his pliers in preparation for the release. As the guide reached down the fish made a quick burst toward the boat and left the water in a clean trajectory for Jack’s face, which was luckily turned away talking to the guide. Eighty pounds of tarpon sailed harmlessly over the guide’s head and cleaned Jack’s clock.
The full story is available in Pulp Fly: Volume One, an anthology of fly fishing related literature that plays on the pulp fiction phenomenon of the early 20th century, when an explosion of periodicals published on cheap paper brought new and unconventional voices to a wide audience. History is being repeated in the 21st century with the advent of the e-book, an inexpensive way to bring new fly-fishing writing to “print.”
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