The twenty essays collected here are the memories and musings of a devout fisherman who shares his reflections with an audience of readers he presumes to be equally dedicated. For instance, tongue-in-cheek and dry-fly-in-hat, he offers stories of bridegrooms who had the good sense to go casting until within minutes of their weddings; of girls who loved fishing first and a fisherman next; of his own fishing trips with his wife. It's all done with a gentle laughter and presents profound insights into the ways of trout, the manner of fishing them and likely streams. ""In the recollections of the trout fisherman it is always spring,"" says the author. There's certainly a carry-over in this book.