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Waterville Valley Author Publishes Book

January 9, 2012

Waterville Valley resident Raymond Kucharski has been enjoying fly-fishing and the great outdoors for over half a century.  For the past 10 years Ray has shared his fishing tales, “Fins & Feathers,” here on my blog, in Mountain Views, in our local newspapers, The WigWag and The Record Enterprise, and in publications such as Flyfishing & Tying Journal and American Angler magazine. 

Birdie Britton, editor of the Waterville Valley WigWag said, “To read these short essays of fishing adventures by Ray Kucharski you come to appreciate the joy he gets from each fishing day and each cast he makes. The stories are not only charming but also informative about ways of catching the wily fish.  Each story describes the delight that an avid fisherman like Ray feels for the sport of fishing. One gains many insights and some important learning lessons for life that this sport gives to all those who do it.

“My husband David and I, editors of the small paper, encouraged Ray to put these many stories together as a group of essays.”

So, with Birdie and David’s encouragement, Ray has compiled his favorite fishing stories into a newly published book entitled, On The Waters: The Joys of Fly-Fishing.

Britton said, “I am sure you will enjoy these tales of New Hampshire and New England fishing as our readers have. Even if you are not a fisherman you will not be bored. I never was.”

On The Waters: The Joys of Fly-Fishing is available online at,, and  You can also pick-up a copy right here in Waterville Valley at the Bookmonger and Jugtown Country Store.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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