THE YEAR OF THE ANGLER AND THE YEAR OF THE TROUT: TALES OF FLY FISHING, RIVERS, THE ENVIRONMENT, & L
Author: Steve Raymond
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), May 2005
A combination of two classic books, "The Year of the Angler" & "The Year of the Trout." As much as it is a book about fish & rivers, it is also a book about life, about the passage of time, the seasons, man & his place in the environment, family, pain & pleasure. 6x9 inches, 384 pgs.
The Year of the Angler and The Year of the Trout have long been underground classics, the kind of books used-book sellers cant keep in stock, the ones its owners wont loan out. Now theyre back in print, under one cover.
Arnold Gingrich, the fly-fishing maven and editor of Esquire, ranked Steve Raymond with the great fishing writers, and Gingrich knew writers and good writing. So great is its reputation, that a copy of The Year of the Angler was presented to the White House by the American Booksellers Association.
Raymond fishes Western waters, particularly the Northwest. Here are accounts of adventures on the Hoh, the Duwamish, the North Fork of the Stillaguamish, the Hanford Reach of the Columbia, Pass Lake, and Columbia Basin Pond. Here, too, are affectionate portraits of the great fish of those waters, the sea-run cutthroat, salmon, steelhead, rainbow, and brown trout. And solid advice on catching them. Raymond tells stories, too, of men like John Huelsdonk, the Iron Man of the Hoh, who killed one hundred cougars.
As much as it is a book about fish and rivers, it is also a book about life, about the passage of time, the seasons, man and his place in the environment, family, pain and pleasure. Truly a classic, The Year of the Fisherman will find a place on every serious anglers shelf, if only to replace one imprudently loaned to a friend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Raymond is the author of five books on fly-fishing. He has written for Sports Illustrated, Fly Fisherman, and Flyfishing and appeared on ABC's American Sportsman. He was also an editor at The Seattle Times for thirty years. He lives in Seattle, Washington.