An Alaska Flyfisher's Odyssey
Seeking a Life of Drag-Free Drift in the Land of the Midnight Sun

by Daniel P. Hoffman

  • Set against the backdrop of a life spent in the latitudes of the Far North, this engaging memoir follows the author’s journey as he casts about in search of arctic grayling, rainbow trout, and the ultimate truths in life. Narrated with a deep appreciation for nature’s rhythms, Daniel’s existential pursuit of a “drag-free drift” borrows from the analogous concept in fly fishing, where one’s line is mended as necessary to facilitate a fly’s natural flow with the current, free from external and manipulative forces.

    Whether you’re interested in examining life’s most important relationships through the lens of a fly fisherman, or simply want to experience Alaska’s most wondrous fishing locales, An Alaska Flyfisher’s Odyssey will transport you to heart of the 49th state, underscoring the value of a life lived through the flyfisher’s perspective.

    More than a memoir of a life well spent in pursuit of “drag-free” drift, this is a reflection on lessons learned from fishing and is filled with practical advice that can be appreciated and applied by all--whether one is an angler or not.

    Demonstrating his love for flowing waters and commitment to conservation, Daniel has committed to donate 50% of all author's profits from the sale of this book--for this and all future printings--to Trout Unlimited in support of their Alaska operations.

184 pages, 6 x 9 , 2 b/w photos, 16 color photos, 5 illustrations, 4 map(s), Perfect

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59152-293-5

Back in Stock - 3/7/2022





An Alaska Flyfisher's Odyssey
Seeking a Life of Drag-Free Drift in the Land of the Midnight Sun

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Daniel P. Hoffman align= After completing his stint as a fly-fishing guide in Katmai, Daniel P. Hoffman graduated from the University of Alaska with a degree in Wildlife Biology. He then shifted gears to begin a career in law enforcement, ultimately serving 20 years with the Fairbanks Police Department where he retired as Chief of Police in 2009. When he’s not fishing or writing, Daniel enjoys addressing business groups on topics of risk management and developmental leadership. Reflecting the principles in this book, Dan’s presentations are framed through his flyfisher’s orientation.

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