Sunlit Riffles And Shadowed Runs: Stories Of Fly Fishing In America by Kent Cowgill

Sunlit Riffles And Shadowed Runs: Stories Of Fly Fishing In America

byKent Cowgill

Hardcover | November 30, 2012

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Ranging from the riotously comic to the nostalgic, edgy, and suspenseful, these sixteen stories offer richly developed and engaging portraits of characters across the spectrum of life, all absorbed by the thrill of fly fishing. A marriage betrayal on a trout stream in the north woods, a young boy’s coming of age as a fly fisherman in the Black Hills of South Dakota, angler rage on the redfish flats of the Gulf of Mexico, an epic quest for bullish rainbows in Montana’s celebrated Bighorn, the quiet mystique of Wisconsin’s Brule River, the intensity of combat fishing on a salmon pool in the Pacific Northwest, these are just a few of the fascinating tales of fly fishing offered in Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs. Rendered in sparkling prose that will resonate with every angler, this collection will also delight any reader who enjoys outdoor pastimes.

About The Author

Kent Cowgill was the recipient of Fly Rod & Reel’s Traver Award for distinguished fiction in 2010. He is an avid outdoorsman and widely traveled writer whose stories have appeared in such publications as Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, The High Plains Literary Review, Trout, and The Atlantic Salmon Journal. He has authored thr...

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Title:Sunlit Riffles And Shadowed Runs: Stories Of Fly Fishing In AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:170 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:November 30, 2012Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299289109

ISBN - 13:9780299289102

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Table of Contents

Two Men in a Museum
Day of Mourning
The Conception
Spanish Fly
The Devil's Arse
Last Cast
Indian Summer
Labor Day
The Rod
Season's End

Editorial Reviews

“[Cowgill’s] ability to relate places—as well as personalities—is on par with the best fishing writers in the craft, past or present. . . . Cowgill does much more than take you fishing: He immerses you in the culture.”—Trout Unlimited