Henry Winkler, whom you probably fondly remember from the hit TV show “Happy Days,” has written his first non-fiction book on a hobby that is not only a favorite of “The Fonz,” but also of many RVers: fly-fishing. “I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River” is an endearing, personal and often humorous (a note on the back cover reads “No fish were harmed in the making of this book”) look at the actor’s life off-screen, beyond the loveable characters he has portrayed during his career.
Winkler is an accomplished fly-fisherman who records the stats of every catch on his annual fishing trips with his wife and three children to the mountains and rivers of Idaho, New Zealand and Big Sky Country in Montana. He has taken fly-fishing lessons over the past few years at the world-class Firehole Ranch in West Yellowstone that have helped him perfect his skills and gain confidence in something he calls “one of the biggest challenges I’ve taken on.”
Winkler is also an avid outdoor photographer and some of his photography is showcased in the book, which is a combination of memoir, life lessons and fisherman philosophy — a perfect blend for an easy read at a riverside campsite. Available at booksellers nationwide.
This article was featured in the May 2011 issue of the MotorHome magazine email newsletter.