Too Cold To Fish
February 3, 2010, 8:23 pm
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Lately my waders have gotten more use as snow pants then to wade in any rivers. Probably will be awhile til I can get out into the streams again, most a pretty frozen at this moment. Looking forward to warmer days of fly fishing for smallmouth.

After writing this post last night I read a personal history by John McPhee in the New Yorker entitled “The Patch,” a little bit about a father and more about fly fishing for pickerel.

Northern Lake Trout



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A fishing piece by John McPhee is an event. A personal piece even more so. Thanks for the heads up. A really marvelous book about fishing for bass and about a father is “Alec Maury, Sportsman” by Caroline Gordon. It is a beautiful book, a classic and a story and character that will stay with you for a very long time.

Comment by Lou

Lou, you are right, I just added his name to the link. I havent read many of his books, where should I start?

Comment by nbolton

McPhee’s classic work is “Coming Into the Country,” which is not a fishing book, strictly speaking, but a portrait of Alaska. He also has written about the shad in a book called, “The Founding Fish.” One of my favorites, because I grew up there, is his book, “The Pine Barrens” about the forest tract in south Jersey

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[…] Into the Country, John McPhee I began reading Coming into the County by John McPhee after reading this article by in in the New Yorker back a few months ago. I had never really read anything of his until then […]

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