Andrew Weiner’s “Down By The River” is the first of it’s kind – a children’s book about fly fishing.
The book tells the story of a grandfather, mom, and son going on a trip to the river. Complete with detailed illustrations by April Chu, the book explores nature, family, and fly fishing in a comforting and familiar way. Here is a quick synopsis:
One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later.
We asked the author, Andy Weiner, why he wrote this wonderful new book.
“I wrote Down by the River to share my love of fly fishing and the outdoors with a new generation. My hope is that they’ll become engaged in our sport, will share that love with their families, and become stewards for the resource that is so valuable – our rivers and streams and lakes. Without the next generation’s involvement, that resource will be lost.”
If any of your fishing buddies has kids, this would be the ultimate gift for them! Buy it here: (Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story)