Traver on Fishing

Traver on Fishing

by Robert Traver
     
 

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No one wrote with more warm, downhome affection for fly fishing than the late Robert Traver. He especially loved fishing for his beloved and bejeweled native brook trout on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, mostly on what he called "Frenchman's Pond," near Ishpeming.
The tales he told made two memorable books, Trout Madness and Trout Magic; text for a brilliant story in…  See more details below

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No one wrote with more warm, downhome affection for fly fishing than the late Robert Traver. He especially loved fishing for his beloved and bejeweled native brook trout on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, mostly on what he called "Frenchman's Pond," near Ishpeming.
The tales he told made two memorable books, Trout Madness and Trout Magic; text for a brilliant story in photographs (Anatomy of a Fisherman); and numerous essays and stories in a wide variety of magazines. His prose gives us, as Arnold Gingrich has said, "that wonderful, relaxed, lazy, unhurried and unflustered, comfortable 'old shoe' feeling, page after page."
Traver on Fishing collects the best that the old judge wrote about his favorite sport - tall tales, strange happenings and true lore, including his famous "Testament of a Fisherman". This book is a marvelous catch of wit, wisdom, and anecdote sure to delight everyone who enjoys a master storyteller, who just happens to write here about his wonderful world of trout fishing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592281534
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
On Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT TRAVER (1903 - 1991), the pseudonym for John D. Voelker, was an associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court when his novel Anatomy of a Murder (later made into a classic movie with Jimmy Stewart) rocketed him to national fame. soon afterward, in his mid-fifties, he quit the bench in order to write and fish and hunt morels near Ishpeming, Michigan. His eleven books include Hornstein's Boy, The Jeaolous Mistress, Anatomy of a Murder, and A Small Town D.A.

NICK LYONS, a former professor of English at Hunter College, was John Voelker's editor for Trout Magic. He writes frequently about fishing and lives in New York City.

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