Trout Quintet: Five Stories of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fly Fishing

Trout Quintet: Five Stories of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fly Fishing

by Steve Raymond

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Overview

This is a new book from the Pacific Northwest’s finest angling writer.

There is an abundance of literature on the pleasure and wonder of fly fishing. The themes are familiar and well traveled: ruminations on aging and the passage of time; musings on marriage and balancing the love of friends and families with that of fishing; reflections on the need for companionship versus the quiet beauty and solitude of fly fishing.

Now, Steve Raymond takes these well-explored subjects and views them through the lens of fiction. With flowing prose, the five stories in Trout Quintet touch on some of the more salient topics that the flyfisherman faces, from the problem of overfishing to the sometimes nonsensical rules that anglers must contend with. From the story of a dying man who comes back to life as a rainbow trout to the tale of a young boy and his lucky hat, Trout Quintet is a refreshing evocation of the sport that so many women and men love.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510706262
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steve Raymond has been fishing the trout, steelhead, and salmon waters of his native Pacific Northwest for more than fifty years and has spent much of that time writing about it. He is author of nine fly-fishing books, including Nervous Water, Blue Upright, and Rivers of the Heart, and his reviews of fly-fishing books have appeared in various publications. A veteran of thirty years as an editor and manager at the Seattle Times, Raymond also has been editor of two fly-fishing magazines, the Flyfisher and Fly Fishing in Salt Waters. Now retired, Raymond and his wife, Joan, live on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington.

Table of Contents

Prelude 1

The Man Who Came Back as a Trout 7

No-Fly Zone 41

An Honest Angler 97

The Nehallis Incident 139

One Size Fits All 155

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