Friday, January 9, 2015

Magic, and trying to understand.




I want to introduce you to a book that I just finished. It tries to put into words the reasons why grown men have a strong attraction to a small stream and the miniature brook trout that inhabit them. The book is well written and a easy read. While it does focus on many of the tiny blue lines in Appalachia it also touches in on the stream of Maine, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

I know I have tried to bring forth my love of these streams and wild brook trout to the readers of this blog, I feel this book does the same. Pick up a copy of "Downstream", I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

There is magic in such places. Below is some of that magic plucked out of it.





18 comments:

  1. Excellent! I'm about to finish the Kathy Scott book, so I will need something to read. Looks good.

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    1. Klags,
      Thanks.
      That Kathy Scott book is it Brook Trout Forest?
      You'll like this one.

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  2. i love how you love nature and all its beauty.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      Theresa does it show?

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  3. That book sounds great - thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Hibernation,
      Thanks.
      Will your going to like it.

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  4. I've always been fascinated by your love of small streams and brookies. I'll check it out.

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    1. Howard Levett,
      Thanks.
      Howard buddy you will truly enjoy this book.

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  5. Alan
    Thanks for sharing another great read on small streams. I will check it out on Amazon.

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Winter gives us time to read, and this is a good book for one of those long cold nights.

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  6. It is so easy to get totally absorbed in reading your work on this blog. Any book that you recommend has got to be worth the read.........................

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    1. Mel,
      Thanks.
      Mel indeed this is one of the better books on this subject in a long time.
      I have a few older titles which I'll feature later.

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  7. Thank you for the heads up on the book, I just ordered it up and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I plan on doing a lot more backwoods smaller stream adventures this year with my little girls, just like when I started as a kid.

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  8. Richard Strolis,
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    Rich that would be wonderful. I'm sure the girls would love it. Quality time with dad.
    I'd love to see a photo of them holding a little wild brookie.

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    1. you will if I have anything to do with it. I guess that is one of my goals in 2015 now that they have their own waders and vests...

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    2. I hope your plans come true.
      Little kids, little streams and little trout.

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  9. I'll have to add this to my list of books to check out. I am always amazed at the small streams that I fish, and what I find in them...fish wise. Not the bicycles or Michael Jordan shoes....actually I am amazed at some of the other things I find in them. (The small streams around me.)

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    1. Justin Carfagnini,
      Thanks.
      I know you will enjoy the book Justin.
      New Years Day while fishing I noticed a beer can midstream. As the fly drifted towards it a small trout took a strike at it. The trout was laying beside the can.

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