Silver Trout and Moonlight:
Stories of Mack Brown, Maine Guide
Donald A. Wilson
5.5" x 8.5" Trade Paperback - 122 Pages - B&W Artwork - $19.95 List Price
ABOUT THE BOOKMack Brown is a Maine Guide who settled into a sporting lodge on a large Maine lake sometime in the early 1950s. In many ways he is a typical Maine guide, but in other ways his character exhibits knowledge, diversity, wisdom, talent and a love for the outdoors equaled by few. Mack is, however, a typical Maine native � short on words, long on wisdom and philosophy and with reverence for the great north woods. Fly fishing is his passion and guiding is his life. He cherishes bamboo rods, especially those made by the Thomas Rod Company of Bangor, is a master at tying flies and developed a particular friendship with the narrator. Mack relates his knowledge and experiences, past and present, as the pair journeys through the Maine woods in search of trout and of times past, and on the big lake in pursuit of landlocked salmon. Mack takes the young man to his most secret places, sharing the mystique and his knowledge. Always looking for the big fish, or the new experience, each place is unique and each fishing event an adventure with its own features. If the reader experienced those grand times in the Pine Tree State, no doubt you met a similar character. If you were not so fortunate, you can now relax and enjoy a trip back in time when a large part of Maine was truly wilderness, and the fishing was something you wrote home about. This was a time when everyone caught their limit many times over, and everyone had a large trophy to brag about.
PRAISE FOR SILVER TROUT AND MOONLIGHT
Like a fly slipped into a hatband, we're along for the ride in the north woods, eavesdropping on Maine Guide Mack Brown and his conversations with the young narrator. Don Wilson artfully melds fish-lore, sage advice and remembrances of angling days past, as Mack takes us to hidden streams, mystical pools and out on the open water. I can't think of a better fireside reader, especially for those who have strong ties to fly fishing and state of Maine.
~ Chris Del Plato, The Global Fly Fisher and The Streamer List
"GREAT BOOK!� Got home from work, ate supper, sat down and read cover to cover from 7 pm to 11 pm.� It was like I was in the canoe with [the author]."���
-- Dick Avery, N.H. Boy Scout Commissioner, Appalachian Trail caretaker, and fisherman�
"I didn't want it to end, but couldn't put it down.� The book brought back so many of my fondness memories growing up.� When is the next in the series due out; I can' wait!� GREAT BOOK!!!!!
-- Scott Snell, Maine Guide and sporting camp owner/operator