The first print review in New Zealand of Jungle Blues - Humbling review.
I am not much of a fly fisher, but after reading Jungle Blues, I was not only greatly entertained, but tempted to wade back into it." -
Grant Dixon Managing editor, New Zealand Fishing News 19/08/2020
An uninhibited, humorous and entertaining read! Stu’s journey through the jungles of Malaysia, will leave you with a sense of excitement, adventure and inspiration, with an insight into the psyche of an obsessed sport fisherman!
Publisher Rod&Rifle New Zealand 23/08/2020
I downloaded the book, and as a fisherman I can say what a lifetime adventure you must of had, awesome. As a contributor on your Kickstarter I can’t wait to receive the actual books. I read Jungle Blues only putting it down once to Pee which I held off until my BackTeeth were Floating and had to go.
Just got your new book and already read first two chapters, brilliant!
Thanks too for the message inside the cover. Keep up the great work
Jim- NZ- august 2020
A great book! An exciting, romping read. Read it straight through in one sitting – to make sure there was nothing incriminating inside A fresh sense of fishing travel writing I reckon. I hope it’s really damned successful, Stu, I’m looking forward to reading the next one in the library!
Paul Arden- sexyloops- 13/08/20/0
"Once in a while you get to read a book that is written by a truly inspired individual. One who is the consummate person for their passion in life. This is the case with Jungle Blues, by Stu Tripney.
As an avid fly-fisherman, I appreciate learning about the locations and unique species that Stu writes about. I have never fished in the locations that he describes in this book, but honestly, I don't think I'd want to! He's got a taste for adventure, and it comes through with all sorts of interesting and exciting stories.
Stu has a knack for writing in a truly honest and open style that lures you into reading the next page, and the next and the next...... I finished the book in 1 afternoon. I was enthralled at the adventures and mis-adventures that he describes in his unique way and it's just so darned entertaining that I couldn't put it down.
This book is not only for those who are fly-fishers at heart, as he delves into the personal side of life and describes some emotions and feelings that most of us on the planet feel at one time or another. It's a great read for people who love an adventure story in exotic places as much as people who love to fly-fish. I feel that most people would enjoy this book.
This is in no way your average fly-fishing book. It is much, much more. I really enjoyed Jungle Blues and I am sure you will too. 5 stars from me!" Glen Tickler BC 4/8/2020
Just a note to say how much I enjoyed reading Jungle Blues! And to pass on my congratulations for getting it over the finish line – no small task! You left me full of appreciation for your efforts, well done!
It’s a great, easy read and captures those wonderful moments that true fishing tragics totally understand – the experiences, meeting people and the sheer wonder and beauty of the natural world. I often wonder whether other outdoor pursuits give the same degree of immersion and sense of joy that fishing does..
Take care you champion,
Brian Lawrence - Australia 03/08/2020
Hope you are feeling better by far now. I finished Jungle Blues and enjoyed a lot of it. You can hold on reader and would like to read it more so you better finish your next volumes.
I think the passion comes so strongly out of it that it gives readers who are willing to find out theirs can have a boost for themselves.
Kare Lapen- Finland- 21/08/2020
My thoughts on Jungle Blues
What a refreshing view on flyfishing life
If you believe flyfishing is all about Tweed jackets, Cane rods and Silk lines then Jungle Blues will take you to a whole new way to look at fishing
The way Stu looks at travel and fishing is a real eye opener for a lot of us. Stu takes a good look at the travel destination through the back streets and the back blocks of Malaysia with a stunning way of looking at life with a different prospective. This book is a lot more than just a fishing story, it tells us of the conservation issues the country is facing, that in it’s self is well worth the time to read. Stu tells us of the culture and a way of life we all dream about.
The best for me is how Stu goes about targeting a new species, The research into fish habits and gaining local knowledge is a lesson to all of us who see flyfishing as being about more than just trout.
There is a bunch of stuff we can all learn from in his writing and the whole story is told as if you were sitting around a camp fire or a kitchen table in a remote location.
There are parts of this book that actually did make me laugh out loud while reading.
One of the most entertaining books l have read in a long time.
Hats off to Stu this is a good read that will leave you thinking of your next adventure, looking forward to Chasing Tigers
Niel Prycey - Victoria - Australia 23/08/2020