TO CATCH A TROUT: A COMPLETE FLY FISHING GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS.

TO CATCH A TROUT: A COMPLETE FLY FISHING GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS.

THE MASTERS ON THE DRY FLY. Edited by J. Michael Migel. Illustrated by  Dave Whitlock.

THE MASTERS ON THE DRY FLY. Edited by J. Michael Migel. Illustrated by Dave Whitlock.

THE BRIGHT COUNTRY: A FISHERMAN'S RETURN TO TROUT, WILD WATER, AND HIMSELF. By Harry Middleton.

(1993) 1st edition reprint. 8vo (142 x 220mm). Pp304. Not illustrated. Grey paper-covered boards, blue cloth spine titled in gilt.

"When Harry Middleton lost his job at a prominent magazine, it was but the beginning of what turned out to be a year marked by personal crisis. In the course of that year, as he searched for new work and battled severe depression, he eventually ended up in Denver, where he began exploring the high mountain country west of the city. For Middleton, the turning point in his long journey through life's dark side came with the discovery of a blind brown trout in a Rocky Mountain stream where Middleton spent his every spare moment feeding what he calls his 'terrible addiction' to fly fishing. That bright river and the blind trout would assume a larger significance and become for him a metaphor for struggle and survival. Middleton's terms with life as it is, with the fits and starts of the human condition, seems always to involve trout and fly fishing. Middleton's books are dominated not only by memorable rivers and trout but also by some of literature's most colorful, comical, and fascinating people. The Bright Country is no exception. As we follow Middleton on his journey through the terrain of paradise and hell, we meet: Swami Bill, president and CEO of the Holistic Motor Court, Ashram and Coin Laundry in Boulder, Colorado; his main squeeze, the heartbreakingly beautiful Kiwi LaReaux; and Dr Raul Yarp, a short-order cook who spends his nights on the roof of a west Texas hotel looking at the night sky through a cracked telescope; there is the life and death of truth, Dr. Truth; the seductive Mi Oh, hostess at the Now and Zen restaurant in Denver; and, of course, the blind brown trout in its blind eyes Middleton finds not dead shadows but living light." Chapters include: Liquid memories; The meat bucket blues; Now and Zen; Manna from heaven; Sweet hour of prayer; Rio de las Animas; Night fishing; The magic hours; Whoever you are.
£15.95
Availability: In stock
Book Code
1168
More Information
Author Middleton (Harry).
Book Code 1168
ISBN 0671758594 / 0671758594
Book Description Slightly shelf-worn, edges dusty but new unread copy in dust wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1993
Publisher Simon and Schuster.
Place New York.