Fly Fishing and Running
By Dennis D. Dauble
Nonfiction, 160 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″
These stories, drawn from a lifetime of fishing experiences, explore a range of topics anglers often don’t discuss – trespassing, giving up a secret hole, losing fish at the net, competition between buddies and taking turns when on guided trips. While sometimes exposing what might be considered the “dark side of angling,” author Dennis Dauble manages to both entertain and inspire anglers in The Barbless Hook.
A guide to their natural history and identification
By Dennis Dauble
Nonfiction, 244 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 147 illustrations, glossary, list of fish species, index and 16 pages of color plates
For anyone who has a natural curiosity about the abundant variety of fish species in the Columbia Basin, fisheries biologist and author Dennis Dauble answers familiar questions and delves into a variety of factors related to 60-plus species in his guidebook, Fishes of the Columbia Basin. If you’re on a quest for fishes and the places they live, Fishes of the Columbia Basin is an indispensable guide.
By Paul Quinnett
Nonfiction, 224 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
In this widely acclaimed book – the first ever to probe the psychology of fishing – Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., takes an entertaining look at just what it is people go fishing for – and it’s not always the fish, he finds.
By Paul Quinnett
Nonfiction, 254 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
In this sequel to his widely acclaimed Pavlov’s Trout – the first book ever about the psychology of fishing – psychologist and fisherman Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., returns with Darwin’s Bass to explore the evolutionary foundations of fishing, and why so many people devote so much passion to this sport.
By Mallory Burton
Fiction, 256 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover
Joining a handful of angling books written by women, Reading the Water: Stories and Essays of Flyfishing and Life is a collection of short stories featuring men and women who are affected by or swept away in the strong current of fishing’s allure. As Uncommon Waters editor Holly Morris writes in the introduction, “Teeming with new insights, and chock-full of fishing finesse, Mallory Burton’s work has entertained angling devotees for years and added dimension and humor to flyfishing’s trade magazines. Reading the Water is a choice compendium of essays and stories and a wonderful addition to the literature of flyfishing.”
By Randy Kadish
Fiction, 272 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
Published by Saw Mill River Press
A philosophical novel, The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World looks at an age-old question — why are we here? — through the story of one Ian MacBride, a young man dealing with grief and shock after returning from the killing fields of World War I.
By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson
Nonfiction, 300 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover
In this, his third book, author Paul Reese pens reflections while completing a crossing of all 50 states on foot at age 80. The joy of simply moving through the final states flows through the third book in Reese’s country-crossing trilogy, The Old Man and the Road.