The Home Pool: Stories of Fly Fishing and Lesser Passions

The Home Pool: Stories of Fly Fishing and Lesser Passions


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The Home Pool: Stories of Fly Fishing and Lesser Passions by Bruce Ducker

Finalist in the 2009 Colorado Book Awards16 short stories about fly fishing:The Specter at Grizzly HackleUte Creek PassTying the Whip FinishFor the Sport of ItThe View from Buffalo MountainThe Home PoolPlus 10 moreSixteen short stories evoke the passion of fly fishing and those who are entranced by the waters. Ducker dedicates this collection to his favorite "uncounted mountain lakes and twice as many unnamed streams" where he finds the inspiration for his fiction. His colorful characters include a cantankerous old man who refuses to leave his home and brings the sophisticated city developers to their knees, a young wife who outfishes and outsmarts the staid "good old boys" fishing club, a Hassidic scholar who astounds his fishing companions with his beginner's luck, and a father who can only understand his son when they share a rare afternoon of trout fishing. The enchantment of the water and the land fill these stories and remind readers of the magic of fishing their own home pools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811703864
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bruce Ducker is the author of eight novels, including Dizzying Heights. He has fished throughout the world, including the Rocky Mountain West. His work has been published in literary journals, fly-fishing magazines, and Gray's Sporting Journal. He lives in Colorado.

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