Troutsmith: An Angler's Tales And Travels by Kevin SearockTroutsmith: An Angler's Tales And Travels by Kevin Searock

Troutsmith: An Angler's Tales And Travels

byKevin Searock

Hardcover | April 22, 2013

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Whether standing in a quiet Wisconsin creek, by a high-country lake in Wyoming, or on the grassy margins of England's hallowed chalkstreams, Kevin Searock believes anglers are driven by a vision: "There are things on this good Earth that only the angler sees, and one of them is the breathless beauty of a trout emerging from a river." Here, in this evocative collection of fishing essays, he takes readers under the surface of this ancient sport, casting a spell of water-magic. Although trout are central to many of the stories, bluegills, bass, and other warm-water fish also grace these pages.
            Telling stories in thoughtful prose, Searock writes about fly-tying, collecting fishing literature, journaling, and traveling in a way that makes Troutsmith a rich and varied meditation on fishing and the outdoors.
Kevin Searock is an avid fisherman, photographer, and outdoors writer whose articles have appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Midwest Fly Fishing, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal, and Wisconsin Trails. He lives in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and teaches advanced placement biology and chemistry at Portage High School.
Title:Troutsmith: An Angler's Tales And TravelsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 7.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:April 22, 2013Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029929370X

ISBN - 13:9780299293703

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Table of Contents

Short Casts—Wisconsin
After Work
The Black Trout of English Run
Fishing in Print
Anglers Adrift
Tiger of the Valleys
Spring Ponds
The Four-Minute Fly Tier
Turning Back the Clock
Good Days and Bad Days
Spiders and Flies
Dame's Rocket
Fishing Fine and Far-Off
It's All Good
Redmire Pool at Dawn
The Choice
Trout Lake
Devon and Cornwall
Days on the Dove
Auld Red

Editorial Reviews

“A steady current of pleasure flows through Troutsmith, an abiding appreciation of a lifelong journey in which the author succeeds often, [and] fails with grace.”—Fly Rod & Reel Magazine