For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, August 4, 2019
"Inspire"...'fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something'...Northern Waters is a book that does and has inspired me for many years. The author Jan Zita Grover has penned a jewel here. I first read this book in 2000 and have picked it up many times over the years. Jan left San Francisco for northern Minnesota and a life that was to be simple and full. Her tales of fishing for brook trout, pike and bass are so clear it almost puts you there with fly rod in hand. One of my favorite chapters is on her diving into fly tying, "getting hooked" is informative as well as funny. Her selection of materials will bring a smile to your face.
On the cover of the book is a streamer that Jan tied. A simple fly that has the look of a "brookie fly"...an inspiration for me to try to recreate the streamer, which is the fly below it. I highly recommend this book. I'm certain it will inspire you as it did me.