Tom Johnson, author of “Life on the Fly,” will present his new book, “Threaded Journeys: Fishing, Hunting, Conservation, Adventure … and America’s Future,” Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library.

“Threaded Journeys” is a compilation of fly fishing and bow hunting stories interwoven with discussions on various issues regarding conservation, preservation and healthy living. Johnson travels to Quebec to hunt on Anticosti Island and to fish on the Gaspe Peninsula. He and his companions immerse themselves under the vast Montana sky, fly-casting over the rills of the Bitterroot River. Next, they tackle the likes of the Big Hole, the Madison, the Lamar and Soda Creeks found in the majestic Yellowstone National Park. Finally, they are met with match-the-hatch challenges on the Henry’s Fork. Johnson also weaves in a dialogue about physical fitness and awareness and how a proper diet should be emphasized in our schools and implemented into our culture if we are to succeed and prosper.

“Sportsmen tend to have a unique lens on life,” he said. “They recognize the importance of laws and regulations to preserve fish and game, while also being challenged with the hunt that may reward them with a hearty, healthy meal. Most of all they enjoy their experience in the freedom and independence that the great outdoor frontier affords them.”

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