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|Top of the Flood
Halfway Through a Fly-fishing Life
By Tosh Brown
– 6×9 hardbound with color dust jacket
|Top of the Flood
From his early years with bass bugs and soggy sneakers, Tosh Brown takes us on a forty-year odyssey of rivers and oceans from Alaska to the Amazon.
Top of the Flood begins in the summer of 1976 and ends on Tosh’s 50th birthday with an evolved realization that the daily fish count is a minor component of the larger scene, and that one can grow old without becoming an old geezer.
With volumes of published fly-fishing images to his credit, Tosh is well known for his skill with a camera. But as you’ll discover in this book, he also has a rare talent for arranging words on paper. Not only can Tosh do both, he excels at both. He’s like the Deion Sanders of freelancers, minus man-to-man coverage ability.
Writing humor is a lot harder than most people think, yet Tosh makes it look easy. His humble style fits well with his frequent Texas cultural references, and he presents an honest, unfiltered portrait of each destination that he visits.
I’ve chased redfish with Tosh in southern Louisiana, and bonefish and snook, via kayak, in the Yucatan. He brings a unique perspective along on every adventure, and he transcribes them into stories with proficiency and candor.
If the second half of his life reads as well as the first, I look forward to the sequel.
Tosh divides his time between outdoor photography, writing, and small press publishing. He has authored and photographed four books, and his hunting, fishing, and travel images have appeared in countless publications and ad campaigns.
Tosh graduated from The University of Texas in 1986 and lives in Austin with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he tends to an ongoing affliction with fish, birds, fly rods, and shotguns.
To see samples of Tosh’s outdoor stock and assignment imagery, please visit his website, ToshBrown.com.