Randy Kadish

Biography

I'm a native New Yorker. After a good deal of disappointment, I gave up writing. Then my mother passed away, and I found that fishing helped ease my grief. Almost accidently, I wrote and sold a fishing article. Afterwards, my articles and memoirs appeared in many publications, including The Flyfisher, Flyfishing & Tying Journal and Yale Anglers' Journal.

To me, much of my writing is about how the challenges of fishing and the beauty of the outdoors helped me come to terms with loss and with a world I can't always understand. In a sense, my writing is autobiographical, as it reflects my own gratifying, but at times, difficult journey of emotional and spiritual recovery.

On the long road of my journey, I slowly learned that, even when I don't have answers, I must strive to find forgiveness and self-worth and to connect to the good in the world. (This is how I define spirituality.) I therefore love books where the main characters struggle against inner and outer conflicts and then try to do what's right.

My most recent book is, The Way of the River: My Journey of Fishing, Forgiveness and Spiritual Recovery.

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Books

The Way of the River: My Journey of Fishing, Forgiveness and Spiritual Recovery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
This collection of memoirs reflect Randy Kadish’s journey of fly fishing and spiritual recovery that began when he admitted his life had become unmanageable. Then, he asked for help and relived the deep pain of his very traumatic childhood. To soothe himself, he turned to fishing. Finally, after an unexpected crisis, he found a way to forgive and connect to the good in the world.
Long Distance Fly, Spin, Bait, and Surf Casting Techniques and Getting Started with Spey Casting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
Cast farther, more accurately and with less effort. This guide will show you how. The chapters in this book are: The Power of Casting Technique, The Fundamentals of All Casts, Long Distance Fly Casting Techniques, The Double Haul, A Modern, Spey-Like Approach to Long Distance Surf Casting, Long Distance Spin and Bait) Casting, Getting Started with Spey and Scandinavian Casting.
The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00)
Erik is proud that his father is a great fly caster, but then an unexpected outcome of a casting tournament leaves Erik questioning what once seemed to be only a sport. Years later, these questions deepen when Erik’s ideals are crushed by war. He struggles with his demons, until a discovery leads him to new meanings of fly casting. Through their prism, Erik sees the world in a forgiving light.
The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women, and a Life-Changing Day on a River
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.15)
When Amanda's mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt. She loses faith in the world, especially when her loving grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. Amanda struggles to find answers, and then on the banks of the Junction River she, along with Shana, her adopted dog, and Vernon, a grieving alcoholic, experience an unexpected, terrifying event that helps her learn to forgive.
The Fly Caster Who Tried To Make Peace With the World
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Price: Free! Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(3.00)
Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how? Ian Mac Bride's way begins in 1909 when he watches a fly-casting tournament and dreams of becoming a great fly caster. But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the slaughter of World War I. Torn by grief, Ian loses faith in the world - until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms.

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