Dylan Tomine joins us to discuss his new memoir, “Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession, and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman” out from Patagonia this April.
Including two decades of Tomine’s writings, the book chronicles his far-reaching adventures and journey to wild fish conservation. From his youth when he was all too busy trying to catch steelhead to bother with baseball cards or girls, to his time as a self-proclaimed fish bum, working as a guide and fishing his home waters near Seattle, and in 2001—following a wake-up call: the Spring closure of his beloved Skykomish River due a sharply declining salmon population—an interest in conserving the fish and rivers that have shaped his life.
The stories are accompanied by artist and fly fisherwoman Frances Ashforth’s illustrations that share the memory of place.
Tomine and Ashforth will join us for a free, outdoor event on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Lawn on 4th Street. (In the case of inclement weather, this event will move indoors to the Library’s Lecture Hall.) A book signing will follow.