The second edition is now available. I got home after being away for the week and was pleasantly surprised to find several copies of my "new and improved" book waiting for me, and a note that copies were being shipped to distributors and bookstores.
When my editor called me last month to tell me the first edition was sold out and we needed to talk about updating the book, I couldn't believe it. When it was first published, I was told it would likely be years before the first printing would sell out, so this was a great news.
I took the opportunity to change the cover of the book, and cleaned up the text and punctuation issues that were in the first printing. The map for the Paulinskill River was also changed to reflect the removal of the "special regs" section from the east branch. Sadly, that water has been permanently changed by "progress" and no longer holds the wild fish it once did.
The next trick is going to be getting my second book out by the end of the year. That's the goal, but it isn't as easy as it may seem, so I'm not making any promises. It's a broader book than this one, combining my approach to both the technical and mental aspects of fly fishing for trout after 45 years of passionate pursuit.
And yes, it covers the importance of sharpening your hooks.