index The Complete Angler is a film by James Prosek , and produce by Fritz Mitchell  It documents Prosek’s travels as he walks in the footsteps of the 17th century English writer, Izaak Walton—”research” for his senior thesis at Yale. The film focuses on Walton’s book, The Compleat Angler,  as Prosek told the Yale fellowship committee the book is third most frequently reprinted book in the English language and a book that many have heard of but few have actually read. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century.  It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing.  James Prosek in the movie goes to England and fishes in the footsteps of the legitimate seventeenth-century author.  The movie is 43 minutes long and well worth seeing. I did find the book to be a hard read so I did the next best thing I found the audible version which you can listen to here (link). You can also find the movie’s companion book The Complete Angler: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton by James Prosek here (link). With the warm weather coming I hope this encourages you to get out on to a stream.

Good Fishing

Joe <((((<

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