Tom McGuane wrote what I consider one of the greatest books on fishing: The Longest Silence. He also wrote 92 in the Shade, a haunting work of fiction with Key West fishing as the backdrop. Not to mention, the guy can toss a fly. And he married Jimmy Buffett’s sister. And he was on Pirates of the Flats catching Bonefish with a Lefty Kreh. And he is in the cult classic fly fishing movie Tarpon, looking like a total hippie.
But most of all, he’s an incredible writer and storyteller. MidCurrent has an interview with McGuane, on the subject of Tarpon. He discusses Key West as it was when he began fishing the flats there in the 60’s. Or as we’ll refer to it from now on, Fly slingers heaven. Read it Here.