Watery masculinities: Fly-fishing and the angling male in the South West of England

Bull, J.
August 2009
Gender, Place and Culture

This article examines the masculinities evident through fly fishing for salmon and trout in the South West of England. It identifies the way that many accounts of rural masculinities focus on particularly macho traits such as strength, resilience and domination and particular relationships with nature and the environment. Such macho traits are evident in the masculinities of angling - the angler regularly discusses issues of competition and duelling with nature.


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