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Praise for the Casting series

Fern Leaves
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“In many ways Ramirez is the reincarnation of my late friend John Voelker, author of Anatomy of a Fisherman and the lesser work, Anatomy of a Murder. Both men were fleeing lives that had wounded them, and both found salvation in wildness through angling. A century hence Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country will be referenced in the best of North American outdoor literature.”


Ted Williams

Conservation Journalist, Author


"Casting Seaward is transcending in a way that only Steve Ramirez could make possible through his lifetime of loss and love. He can portray the healing powers of fly fishing (and nature) so precisely and vividly, only because he’s experienced those powers firsthand."

Sarah Foster

Executive Director, The American Museum of Fly Fishing

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“In an era of social media ‘influencers’ and pan-flashed digital commentary on fly fishing, it’s easy for anglers to lose context… even hope. Thank God Steve Ramirez is willing and able to give us some real, hard-earned, and eloquent words on “why” we all care to flyfish in the first place. His prose is sharp, honest, and deeply meaningful. Casting Onward reinforces the spirit and soul of angling, and it underscores the importance of community, place and species in ways that has seldom been touched with such respect and eloquence.”


Kirk Deeter,


Trout Unlimited / Trout Magazine


“When Steve Ramirez goes fishing, he take in the whole world. When he writes, we share in his vision – it is immediate, immensely pleasurable, and, when he is firing on all cylinder, downright profound.”

Peter Kaminsky

Author of The Moon Pulled up an Acre of Bass

Editor of Catch of a Lifetime: Moments of Fly-Fishing Glory, and New York Times Outdoor Columnist

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