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Press Release

May 1, 2017
Sally Chapralis


Time for Fly Fishing
LE SHACK – a very special fishing place
More about Fly Fishing

“Some people go to shrinks, others practice yoga. I go trout fishing to clear my head. The Dow-Jones, Nasdaq, bills, payments, problems, who cares! They all disappear when I’m fishing the sacred waters of Le Shack,” Jim C. Chapralis explained. Because the fish are still difficult to fool and virtually impossible to catch, he wondered if his fly fishing passion was an addiction or insanity.

Times always change, but the fundamental spirit and camaraderie remain for members of Le Shack – a very special fishing place.

Le Shack shares the real tale of an endearing, rustic fishing cabin and the engaging experiences of a dozen anglers who founded the shack 50 years ago.

“Through the years, I have told people stories of Le Shack. No matter where they live, whether they fish or not, or just enjoy the outdoors, many say it reminds them of their own experiences…a cabin or lodge hidden in the woods away from it all with its own stories and characters,” Chapralis said.

Le Shack introduces the original members and its traditions, and it is laced with many expert tips for small stream fly fishing. Inspiring and informative, Le Shack will delight anglers and non-anglers alike with the tales of the charismatic guests, their quirky experiences at the shack, and their practical tips regarding rods, reels, and catching more fish. Facing rivers swollen with rain. Wearing river branches as camouflage to catch fish. Watching for sink holes that suck your legs in. Fishing under the sun or under the midnight moon. It’s all here.

Author Jim C. Chapralis was fortunate enough to fish in almost 40 countries, going to some as many as a dozen times, during his 35 years in pioneering the international fishing travel business. “Believe me,” Chapralis noted, “it was a great privilege to fish around the world with famous angling writers. But I realized that I was addicted to the streams and ‘cricks’ of Central Wisconsin.”

Chapralis was a champion tournament caster. He also wrote Master Your Fly Casting…and have fun doing it, and Fishing Passion , a lifelong love affair with angling.

If you have a Fishing Passion, are ready to Master Your Fly Casting or simply want to escape to Le Shack…a very special fishing place, head to for a new season and new reads.

Le Shack and Master Your Fly Casting are both 216-page (5 ½ x 8 ½”) soft-cover books, illustrated by artist Charles Mitchell. Fishing Passion is a 367-page hard- cover book illustrated by artists Charles Mitchell and John Tianis.

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