In Summer of the Bass prizewinning novelist and dedicated fly fisher W. D. Wetherell sets out to change our views of the smallmouth and largemouth, restoring them to their status as one of the world’s truly great fishes. Part natural history, part cultural investigation, part memoir, Summer of the Bass is one of the best books on fly fishing for bass that I have ever read. The book gives America’s greatest fish the classic it has long deserved. Buy a copy for yourself and one for your fly fishing buddy. Available from Amazon.