The Fly Fisher’s Companion
By Michael Melski
A hilarious, heartfelt journey into the lives of two men on their last fishing trip together.
The Fly Fisher’s Companion introduces optimistic poet Wes and testy businessman Don who have returned to the fishing lodge they built 50 years ago for one last trip to cast their lines into Cape Breton’s Margaree River, which the gung-ho angler Wes calls “my house of worship”.
It is intended to be a weekend of fly fishing and bonding – two things the two haven’t done in ages. While Wes is hoping to reel in a few big ones, he has other fish to fry; he’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and wants to settle the many differences he and Don have on what could be their last outing – ever.