One of my new found friends, Andy Wayment, has published his first book titled Heaven on Earth: Stories of Fly Fishing, Fun, and Faith. Andy was kind enough to send over a copy for me to read and I must admit that I gobbled his stories up in no time at all. What I loved about Andrew’s writing is how open and humble his words flow onto the page. The stories are of Andy’s life and range from learning the ropes of fly fishing from his father-in-law to rod-busting browns. The transparency of Andrew’s stories are beautiful and he masterfully weaves his faith and family in and around the water that he loves to fish.
My favorite passage comes from the beginning of his story titled “To Everything there is a Season.”
As the title states, Heaven on Earth is heavy on fly fishing with a good dose of family and faith interwoven. I have much to learn from Andy, not only in writing, but in his ability to balance his passion for trout and the outdoors with a family and his career as a lawyer. I highly recommend reading Heaven on Earth as Andrew puts into words the passion and love of fly fishing, that so many anglers struggle to express.