James Prosek in print and in studio

James Prosek, author and illustrator for Yale University Press’ recently released Tight Lines: Ten Years of the Yale Anglers’ Journal, wrote a short essay for the Outdoors section of the New York Times. The piece, published on November 28th, describes in painterly prose his trip to Alaska with an old mentor:

When I was 14, I was caught fishing illegally in a drinking-water reservoir by a game warden named Joe Haines. Instead of giving me a ticket, he took me under his wing.

I learned a lot of things from Haines: how to find edible mushrooms in the woods or four-leaf clovers in the yard; how to catch blue crabs and find razor clams; and how to spear, skin and cook eels.

To continue reading the piece, click here.

Tight Lines: Ten Years of the Yale Anglers' Journal In addition, Prosek and Alexis Surovov came on WNPR’s Where We Live to talk about fly fishing, the Yale Anglers’ Journal, and Tight Lines. To listen to that show, click here.

Prosek also came into the studio for the Yale Press Podcast, which you can hear by clicking here.

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