The Habits of Trout: And Other Unsolved Mysteries

The Habits of Trout: And Other Unsolved Mysteries

by Tim Schulz


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The Habits of Trout is a collection of essays about fishing for the things in life that are hard to catch, hard to hold, and—ultimately—hard to let to. Trout, Tim Schulz reminds us in this book, are but one of those things. Through his clear-headed, big-hearted, smart, funny, honest and fresh stories, Schulz shows us that in life in general—and trout fishing in particular—we sometimes need to be grounded by the humility of failure so we can be lifted by the hope of success.

Beginning with a quest to explore the rugged backwoods environs where John Voelker found an abundance of wild trout and a dearth of crowds, Tim Schulz shares his love of family, friends, wild trout and bamboo rods in a collection of essays and yarns set in Michigan’s wild Upper Peninsula. With a tinge of self-deprecating humor and wit, Schulz shows how fishing can help you grow older without growing up, and scattered throughout his stories are some lessons that just might make you a better fisherman which, in turn, might help you catch the biggest brook trout of your life . . . twice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732351400
Publisher: Timothy J. Schulz
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 891,964
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Tim Schulz teaches electrical engineering at Michigan Technological University, fishes for trout throughout Michigan's Upper Penninsula, and plays guitar and writes songs in his spare time. You can follow his adventures on a blog called Madness and Magic ( This is his first book.

Table of Contents


The Last Saturday In April

He Was After Walleye

The Grass Is Sweeter

Back to School

It Looked Like He Knew What He Was Doing

Everything’s Amazing and These Guys Are Happy

Marginal Water for Trout

Voelker’s Nijinsky


The Good Old Days

The Trout Will Let You Know

Jerry’s Rod

Small Stream Sisu


Atlantis Found


We Said We Were Going Fishing and We Did

How to Catch the Biggest Brook Trout of Your Life

It’s About Time

A Fish Called Dave

Growing Older but Not Up

The Greenhorn


Fishing with a Worm


How to Catch the Biggest Brook Trout of Your Life, Again

The Last Day

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