There are few writers who can align fishing with gambling, but Theo Pike’s talents don’t just lie on the riverbank. Having penned a number of successful books on fly-fishing and the environment, including Trout in Dirty Places: 50 rivers to fly-fish for trout and grayling in the UK’s town and city centres and Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing – and how to tackle other Invasive Non-Native Species, Theo has a knack of capturing the reader’s imagination in an instant.
Theo Pike took to the banks of the River Test with Orvis and described it as a gamble, a roll of the dice, a spin of the roulette wheel. Very cool.
Taking his chances on an early season day, Theo came up trumps.
“Because in the end, when you’re fishing the early season, Fortune asks just one question. How lucky do you feel?”
Photo credit: Paul Sharman