Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler
Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler

Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler

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ISBN-13: 9781944402068
Publisher: Three Winds Media
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Margot Page is the author of Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler, a ground-breaking memoir about her experiences in the male-dominated sport of fly fishing. When she first learned to fly fish in 1984, she was the only woman in sight and had to wear uncomfortable men's waders and boots because women's fishing gear hadn't been invented yet. She also had to endure male anglers' audible comments about the oddity of seeing a woman on the stream.

Struck by being a rare woman in the sport, she began to write essays about her time on and off the water that were eventually published by national periodicals, and she became the first woman towrite forthe New York Times' Outdoors column where she continued to contribute. These essays formed the backbone of Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler, an eloquent, acclaimed chronicle of her evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler to married, angling young mother, notable because Page also writes compellingly about life's universal passages and challenges. Three decades have passed since she first learned to fish, a span of time featuring rapid advancements in fishing gear and attire technology for women anglers as well as periodic national explosions of new generations of women anglers across the country.

Margot'srelationship with fly fishing goes deep. She is the granddaughter of the legendary angling writer Sparse Grey Hackle and was married to popular angling authority Tom Rosenbauer. Her professional history lies inthe book and magazine publishing industry, working with the renowned outdoors publisher Nick Lyons Books and then as editor of the American Museum of Fly Fishing'squarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher. She says, "Fly fishing has a rich heritage, especially in the field of literature, that stretches back over four centuries and I would like for this depth to resonate more with the current generation of anglers. It's too easy to lose sight of all those who went before us and paved our way." Margot is also the author of two other books, Just Horses: Living with Horses in America and The Art of Fly Fishing.

Additionally she is a founding member of Casting for Recovery,the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. 10% of all proceeds from Little Rivers will be donated to Casting for Recovery. Working currently asan independent communications specialist, Margotcontinues to write both nonfiction and fiction from her home in Vermont. Her website is waterlightwords.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Seduction
Circles on the Water
Pas de Deux
A Fishermom's Tale
Home on the Range, Sorta
Water, Light, Words
Mother's Day
The Great Outdoors
Prayer
The Island
Brookie
Education
Casting for Recovery
Alaska
Inside, Looking Out

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dafewillis on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A beautiful book. Not quite up to the philosophical lyricism of, say, Ted Leeson, or the down-home truths of John Gierach, but deeply personal for the author, and, in turn, sincerely inspiring for the reader. I wanted to go fish after reading this book, and that's really what it comes down to, isn't it?