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Stu Apte New Book


Stonefly Press, fly-fishing book and magazine publisher, announces the release of My Life in Fishing: Favorite Long Stories Told Short from the larger-than-life legend Stu Apte, who MidCurrent magazine has called “the world’s best all-around angler in the history of fishing. ” Stonefly Press has released My Life in Fishing: Favorite Long Stories Told Short, from legendary International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Hall-of-Famer, and holder of more than six dozen IGFA world records, Stu Apte. Though best known for his dogged pursuit or world record tarpon, Apte’s career spans more than 60 years fishing for just about every species of fish caught with both fly rod and conventional tackle. My Life in Fishing is not only a collection of his favorite personal stories of world-record catches, but also glimpses into remarkable friendships with now-historical figures – including Harry and Bess Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Boston Red Sox greats Ted Williams and Carl Yastremski among others. My Life in Fishing is a seminal work from one of the founding figures in the sport. In his Foreword, author Thomas McGuane summarized Apte’s passion and contributions best: “I don’t believe anyone has equaled his achievements as a tarpon fisherman: he caught world record fish, he guided others to world records, and he established the ways it would always be done. ” “We are excited and humbled to be publishing My Life in Fishing, ” said Stonefly Press CEO Robert D. Clouse. “As a publisher, you spend your entire career seeking works that are both artfully crafted and historically significant. Stu’s book is both, while also practical in a way that only a master teacher and instructor could execute. I grew up a Hemingway fan, and I’m now publishing his mojito recipe hand-delivered to Stu after a long day of drinking – it’s a very humbling, rewarding project. ” Tom Brokaw, former NBC Nightly News anchor, wrote “Witty, instructive, and engaging, this master of rod and reel is an angler’s angler, and My Life in Fishing is the equivalent of a day in the flats on a school of permit. ” My Life in Fishing is 272 pages on 4-color, high-gloss paper, and is available in the U. S. for $29.95 from Stonefly Press at, and through national and regional distributors, sports stores, and fly shops. It is available in Europe through Quiller Publishing at About Stonefly Press Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Stonefly Press publishes innovative fly-fishing books and magazines in print and digital formats, including chapter downloads for destination waters. They focus on creating an experience community shared actively between authors and enthusiasts, and donate a percentage of profits to more than a half dozen water conservation groups, including American Rivers, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, California Trout, Riverkeepers, and Western Rivers Conservancy, among others. For more information contact: Robert D. Clouse, CEO & Publisher Stonefly Press robb. clouse(at) stoneflypress(dot) com