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    micmac3701
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    I have just finished re-reading Greg French’s “Frog Call” and it’s the mark of a great book when it is thought provoking and entertaining no matter how many times you read it.

    One positive aspect of lockdowns is having a bit more time to sit and read.

    Got to be some upside.

    #891085

    dynaflow
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    True…I’ve recently discovered Mark Kurlansky.A Journalist and prolific author who writes about diverse subject matter.I’ve got his “Salmon: A Fish,the Earth,and the History of Their Common Fate” and “The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing”.His other books are worth checking out (like “Cod:A Biography of the Fish that changed the World”)

    #891088

    micmac3701
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    Thanks for the tip. I have ordered in prep for the next lockdown.

    #891135

    Peter Gibson
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    Kurlansky’s books relating to fish and fisheries are fantastic, but his books ‘Salt: A World History” and “The Basque History of the World” are also great reads.

     

    #891151

    chf
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    Only 3 more lockdowns til Xmas so plenty of time still for reading …

    Another vote for Kurlanksy , loved Salt , Cod & Salmon , though imho The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing isn’t his strongest book .

    Haven’t thought I read too much this winter but did really enjoy Trout by James Owen , Golden Days by Romilly Fedden , and Peter Hayes’s Trout and Flies Getting Closer was very interesting.

    #895731

    micmac3701
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    A Mean-Mouthed, Hooked-Jawed, Bad-News, Son-of-a-Fish.

    By Wolf Avni.

    Came across this by accident in a second hand bookshop, great stories from a part of the world I just don’t associate with trout fishing.

    #903634

    micmac3701
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    Just re-reading “The Seven Rivers” by Douglas Stewart.

    I know he is from across the ditch but I’d rate it the best written book on fly fishing to come out of Australia.

    #903644

    Gerard
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    Finally got to read the excellent ‘What the Trout Said’ by Datus Proper.

    Amazing insights and great writing…

    #922617

    euphoria
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    just finished a fly fishers 60 seasons great read!

    #922649

    micmac3701
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    Re-reading Geehi to Great Lake, full of gems and history, it’s a great selection of stories and recollections.

    #925572

    micmac3701
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    Just put down Tom McGuane’s “The Longest Silence” and just wow! Think I need to read it again.

    #925574

    DrGraham
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    Micmac, doing same with Tom McGuane, I like his general attitude to fly fishing – just need to ignore the occasional religious stuff, e.g. “The motto of every serious angler is ‘Nearer My God to Thee.'”  As a biologist, I feel a strong connection to the natural environment – to God, nup.

    #925575

    dynaflow
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    Dr.Graham,respectfully I would interpret Tom McGuanes comment as philosophical rather than religious,and I regard “The Longest Silence” as a consummate work.

    #926073

    Gerard
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    one of my favourite authors, hits the mark

    Finding the real gold in a river’s run (smh.com.au)

     

    #926096

    Tocs
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    one of my favourite authors, hits the mark

    Finding the real gold in a river’s run (smh.com.au)

    Thanks Gerard. Enjoyed that immensely .

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