Fishing Lessons: Stories and Essays from Midwestern Streams
BOOK DETAILS5.5" x 8.5" Softcover ē 162 Pages ē Black and White Images
In the Midwest the trout streams are clear and cold, and usually small. The fishing is close, intimate, contemplative, and rewarding. The fish are not often large, though there are trophies in every good stream, and we carry our tackle down to the water to search for something valuable that we canít find in the cities and towns.
The forest streams run sometimes for miles between roads, and itís possible to be delightfully lost on them, fishing for spooky though innocent trout. The pasture streams are something else, close to the road and populated with trout that know the habits of anglers, though these trout can be fooled, too.
We are students in trout fishing, never knowing all there is. Each of the stories and essays in Fishing Lessons gives us something that has been learned, or something to be learned, about trout fishing. Thereís more to fishing than catching fish. Trout fishing is what we do, and itís a part of who we are. It also determines who we are becoming, through our experiences with the fish, and with friends and strangers.
This is Perry Palin's second book. His first book, Katz Creek and Other Stories, is available by Clicking Here