REMEMBRANCES OF RIVERS PAST by Ernest Schwiebert

REMEMBRANCES OF RIVERS PAST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Memories,"" angler Schwiebert says, ""are a major part of fishing"" and he's got more than the limit about the world's good rivers for trout and salmon -- from those in home-state Michigan where ""Trout became the consuming passion of my boyhood"" to the Firehole in Yellowstone Park which is ""the strangest trout stream on earth"" to the Vossa in Norway wherein he landed an enormous salmon of ""Fifty-one pounds!"" to memorable rivers in Iceland, Nepal, and the eerie Tierra del Fuego in search of sea trout. Among Schwiebert's ruminations you'll also find some trustworthy advice (on fly-patterns; fishless days), a historical review of the best angling literature and practitioners, and the development of a fly-fisherman's sensibilities -- ""There is nothing so empty as a pool without trout, particularly when the guilt is yours."" If you like to fish, you'll catch this book.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1971
Publisher: Macmillan