Summary

Includes a brand new essay, "Trout Flounderers".
In these stories, popular Chicago Tribune outdoor columnist Bill Stokes gives himself over to his true passion, trout fishing. It is an activity, possibly a madness, that moves him, time and again, to stand knee-deep in cold and murky waters, offer himself up to clouds of hungry mosquitoes, and attempt to keep from snagging his line in overhanging limbs while trying to outwit a wily rainbow or brook trout. And then remembering where the car is parked. All trout anglers will, like Stephen Born, revel in these evocative and entertaining stories.
©2000, 2017 Bill Stokes (P)2017 Stokes Creative
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"I love these types of books, ones where you can dip in and out when you have a few minutes to spare. Bill has a unique way over getting the stories to resonate with the reader" ( FlyPunk Magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 23-02-17

Nothing to do with catching fish?

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This isn't a story about catching fish. It's about the experiences of the fishing trip itself. It is written from the perspective of the writer, Bill Stokes. These are stories from his youth to adulthood. And they're all true like most fishing stories are of course with just a little embellishment. Great collection of fishing tales sure to give you a few laughs. Great narration by David Stifel.

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5 out of 5 stars
By erobbins33 on 06-02-17

A Retrospective Fish Story

If you're fascinated by the conversations of grumpy old men, you know, the ones who sit in rockers on the front porch of the small town general store, you'll love this book! Weaving tales around fishing, Stokes has masterfully captured exactly the type of unfiltered "shoot the sh#t" demographic you'll find gathered at the local mini mart coffee counter, jawing around the picnic table at the town square, or telling tall, slightly profane tales that they can't tell their wives or children. Stifel has the perfect voice for this character, who could be anybody's grandfather or cranky uncle.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 10-02-17

Nothing to do with catching fish?

This isn't a story about catching fish. It's about the experiences of the fishing trip itself. It is written from the perspective of the writer, Bill Stokes. These are stories from his youth to adulthood. And they're all true like most fishing stories are of course with just a little embellishment. Great collection of fishing tales sure to give you a few laughs. Great narration by David Stifel.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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