NORRIS ON TROUT FISHING
Author: Paul Schullery
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jan 2008
Samples the expertise & the generous warmth that made Norris such a beloved figure in American angling. Set a standard for American still offers us both provocation & wisdom today. 20 B&W illus, 4x6 inches; 144 pgs.
A Lifetime of Angling Insights
* Excerpts American Anglers Book, the foremost fishing reference book of its time
* Info on native fishes of North America
* Technical expertise on tackle
Norris on Trout Fishing samples both the expertise & the generous warmth that made Thaddeus Norris (18111877) such a beloved figure in American angling. From his wise portrayal of the many types of anglers, to the biology & behavior of native American brook trout, to his touching portrait of the now-extinct Michigan grayling, Norris set a standard for American angling thought that educated & inspired succeeding generations & still offers us both provocation & wisdom today. His concluding essay on the joys of fly fishing alone is regarded as a primary milestone of angling philosophy that set the tone for the philosophical explorations of many later writers from Arnold Gingrich to Ernest Schwiebert to John Gierach.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Schullery, an honored naturalist whom Trout magazine hails as our preeminent angling historian, lives in Bozeman, Montana, & also wrote the history American Fly Fishing (1-55821-947-1) & The Rise (978-0-8117-0182-2).