Fly fishing and typing have deep roots in the Western North Carolina, according to the author. Theories related to their origins include people such as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and places such as southern Appalachia. Bell attributes fishing’s enduring appeal to the lure of its therapeutic effect. Modern efforts to lure more to fishing include the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail in Jackson County. Rivers recommended by the author for fly fishing are Asheville’s French Broad River and Transylvania County’s Davidson River.