Some years ago, I asked Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer, a passionate fly fisher, to speak to the students in my fly fishing-themed course, at Gettysburg College, about religion and fly fishing. Happily, he obliged, and we have been friends ever since. Not long after his visit to Gettysburg, he had me speak to his congregation at Temple Shearith Israel in Ridgefield, CT. I enjoyed giving my talk and exploring some Connecticut trout streams, as well.
Rabbi Eisenkramer coauthored a book entitled Fly-Fishing: The Sacred Art, with Reverend Michael Attas. This morning, he was featured on National Public Radio’s What a Game. During this morning’s broadcast, he shared some of the thoughts communicated in his book about spirituality and fly fishing. You can listen to his appearance on What a Game, below.