Round Boys Great Adventures:
Fish-a-logues from Rocky Mountain Trout Waters
James W. White
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6" x 9" Trade Paperback • 190 Pages • 40 B&W Images • Fully Indexed • $24.95 List Price
ABOUT THE BOOKThis is a story of a fishing friendship that began almost fifty years ago. Back then the Round Boys each weighed no more than 160. Today, they are more substantial—well-ballasted for powerful big river currents—-and over the years they've had a lot of GREAT ADVENTURES. In addition, they’ve learned some things about fly fishing in the northern and central Rocky Mountain waters. So, these adventures and some of the things they've learned are what this book is about. The author writes: "I think the reader will enjoy the travelogues, information on various fisheries, the banter, and, along the way, he/she may gain some angling insights, especially about still water fly-fishing. My goal is to do what John Gierach in The View from Rat Lake says he wants to do: '…tell the plain truth about fly-fishing and still be a humorist.'"
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK
"For this minister-turned-fishing guide-turned writer, fishing is all about the good times, the adventures, the people he meets, the conversations....here is [also] some practical information for anglers."
-- R. Scott Rapold, The Colorado Springs Gazette
"Anyone around these parts with a hankering for peace and tolerance knows the Rev. Jim White...now we get to know Jim White the fly-fisherman and storyteller. His new book...gathers tales of travelling and and fly-fishing and sleeping in mosquito-filled campers with friends who snore, and...how they pick up their fly rods and shuffle into the great rivers and lakes of Colorado, Montana, and other places."
-- Richard Tosches, The Independent
"Obviously there is a passion to fishing and this book explains it to a great extent....The side stories were well placed and helped one to realize that while fishing details were important, there is so much more to fishing trips. The descriptions of the geology formations, the historical side trips, the difficulty in planning where to eat, and the decisions of locating the best places to rest for the night, were all necessary to appreciate the difficulties experienced during a fishing adventure....This book should be required reading for all fly fishermen."
-- Ron Jacobson
"It is a delight! I learned all manner of things - that God wants us to be happy (I'd never heard of Ben Franklin's proof of that, but I find it quite convincing), that you dislike brocolli (alas, we must have served it to you since we eat it all the time), that looking for typos is a writer's disease...All in all, a very great pleasure..."
-- David McCracken, Professor Emeritus of English Literature, University of Washington