The Year of the Angler and the Year of the Trout: Tales of Fly Fishing, Rivers, the Environment, and Life

The Year of the Angler and the Year of the Trout: Tales of Fly Fishing, Rivers, the Environment, and Life

by Steve Raymond
     
 

The Year of the Angler and The Year of the Trout have long been underground classics, the kind of books used-book sellers can’t keep in stock, the ones its owners won’t loan out. Now they’re back in print, under one cover.

Arnold Gingrich, the fly-fishing maven and editor of Esquire, ranked Steve Raymond with the great

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The Year of the Angler and The Year of the Trout have long been underground classics, the kind of books used-book sellers can’t keep in stock, the ones its owners won’t loan out. Now they’re back in print, under one cover.

Arnold Gingrich, the fly-fishing maven and editor of Esquire, ranked Steve Raymond with the great fishing writers, and Gingrich knew writers and good writing. So great is its reputation, that a copy of The Year of the Angler was presented to the White House by the American Booksellers Association.

Raymond fishes Western waters, particularly the Northwest. Here are accounts of adventures on the Hoh, the Duwamish, the North Fork of the Stillaguamish, the Hanford Reach of the Columbia, Pass Lake, and Columbia Basin Pond. Here, too, are affectionate portraits of the great fish of those waters, the sea-run cutthroat, salmon, steelhead, rainbow, and brown trout.
And solid advice on catching them. Raymond tells stories, too, of men like John Huelsdonk, the Iron Man of the Hoh, who killed one hundred cougars.

As much as it is a book about fish and rivers, it is also a book about life, about the passage of time, the seasons, man and his place in the environment, family, pain and pleasure. Truly a classic, The Year of the Angler and the Year of the Trout will find a place on every serious angler’s shelf, if only to replace one imprudently loaned to a friend.

The Year of the Angler and The Year of the Trout have long been underground classics, the kind of books used-book sellers can't keep in stock, the ones its owners won't loan out. Now they're back in print, under one cover.
Raymond fishes Western waters, particularly in the Northwest. The pages of this book are filled with accounts of his adventures on various bodies of water in this region, including the Duwamish, the Stillaguamish, the Columbia, and Pass Lake. Here, too, are affectionate portraits of the great fish of those waters, and solid advice on catching them. Raymond also tells stories of men like John Huelsdonk, the "Iron Man" of the Hoh, who killed one hundred cougars.
Arnold Gingrich, the fly-fishing maven and editor of Esquire, ranked Steve Raymond with the great fishing writers, and Gingrich knew writers and good writing. So great is its reputation that a copy of The Year of the Angler was presented to the White House by the American Booksellers Association.
As much as this is a book about fish and rivers, it is also a book about life, about the passage of time, the seasons, man's place in the environment, and family. Truly a classic, The Year of the Angler and the Year of the Trout will find a place on every serious angler's shelf, if only to replace one imprudently loaned to a friend.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592285983
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.43(d)

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