Trout Tracks by Jim McLennan
A NEW COLLECTION OF OUTDOOR WRITING FROM ONE OF FLY FISHING'S MOST POPULAR ESSAYISTS.
Drawn from 55 years of Jim McLennan's excessive obsession with trout, water, streams and flies, this collection of essays from Canada's most widely read author since Roderick Haig-Brown reveals the depth of engagement that the sport engenders. The poised and polished words reveal the flaws and virtues of humanity, the strength of Mother Nature, the beautiful mystery that is a wild trout, and the obsessed's inexplicable need to outsmart a creature with a brain the size of a pea.
You won't learn from this book how to cast further or tie a knot faster, but if you've ever fly fished - or if you want to - you'll smile and understand more clearly the seduction of wild trout in wild places.
" When I finished Trout Tracks I was again inspired and also overjoyed to think that there is a new generation of fly fishers coming into our sport right now, just as I did so many decades ago. I am greatful we have Jim McLennan to lead them."
ROSS PURNELL, editor / publisher of Fly Fisherman magazine