Fly Fishing and Running

Chasing Ghost Trout

By Dennis Dauble, 208 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN 979-8-4974-4461-2

Chasing Ghost Trout is award-winning author Dennis Dauble’s most personal book to date. Every page of this so-called “fishing memoir” shares the events and people that shaped his love for wild trout and the streams of northeastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Chasing Ghost Trout is a rollicking ride through five decades of memories that show how the spirit of family and a love of nature can carry us through life. Dauble tells stories about encounters with wood ticks, a first steelhead, cleavage from heaven, sibling rivalry, old trucks, giant bull trout, organized religion, and a legendary rock formation. Even through the pain and uncertainty of his battle with prostate cancer and the loss of dear family members, comfort is found in the constant companionship of his Grandpa Harry’s battered willow creel—aka fish box—and its elusive collection of “ghost trout.”

Dennis Dauble is a Northwest writer and the author of three previous collections of essays (One More Last Cast, The Barbless Hook, and Bury Me With My Fly Rod) as well as the guide book, Fishes of the Columbia Basin, all available through Keokee Books and on Amazon. A retired fisheries biologist, he enjoys time spent restoring his vintage cabin in the Umatilla River valley and hanging out with his wife, Nancy, their two grown children (and respective spouses), and four grandchildren. Each grandchild caught his or her first trout on a fly rod during a summer stay at the cabin. In his spare time, he fishes for trout, steelhead, salmon, and more.

 

PRAISE FOR DENNIS DAUBLE AND CHASING GHOST TROUT

“Grandpa Harry’s old willow creel—with its faint odors of dried fern and fish scale, remnant of ghost trout—bind these stories of fishing and family along creeks and streams near the western flanks of Oregon’s Blue Mountains.”
Georganne O’Connor, author of Northwest Arid Lands

Chasing Ghost Trout is a moving memoir of fishing and family, with all of the stunning beauty of rising trout and the aching sense of loss for places and people washed away by time.”
Henry Hughes, author of Back Seat With Fish

Chasing Ghost Trout has genuine interest to all of us who have walked and waded small streams while pursuing those wonderful trout and steelhead. The stories contain many gleaming nuggets of understanding and revelation.”
Frank Amato, Amato Publications

“Over the past century, nothing in the Columbia Basin has changed so much as the movement of water and the mixture of fish. In Fishes of the Columbia Basin, Dennis Dauble reconstructs the drainage from the earliest geology to the tiniest sculpin, piece by piece. He has created a guidebook not only for anglers but for anyone who wants to peer into the liquid soul of the Interior.”
Jack Nisbet, author of Sources of the River and Visible Bones

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Also by Dennis Dauble

Fishes of the Columbia Basin
A guide to their natural history and identification

Bury Me with My Fly Rod
The unvarnished truth about fly fishing

One More Last Cast
On the addictive nature of fishing

The Barbless Hook
Inner sanctum of angling revealed

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Bury Me With My Fly Rod

The unvarnished truth about fly fishing
By Dennis Dauble

Nonfiction, 214 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover
ISBN-10: 1096465965
ISBN-13: 978-1096465966

Retired fishery scientist and award-winning author Dennis Dauble shares his lifelong love for fly fishing and the great outdoors in his newest book “Bury Me With My Fly Rod: The unvarnished truth about fly fishing.” Dauble, of Richland, Wash., relates a host of stories from his experiences fishing the streams and rivers of northeastern Oregon.

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Price: $13.95

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Fishes of the Columbia Basin – 2nd Edition

A guide to their natural history and identification
By Dennis Dauble

Nonfiction, 212 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 147 illustrations, glossary, list of fish species, index and 16 pages of color plates

ISBN 978-1-879628-50-2

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 the second edition of 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.

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Price: $17.00

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Pavlov’s Trout: The Incompleat Psychology of Fishing

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.

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Darwin’s Bass: The Evolutionary Psychology of Fishing Man

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.

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Go East Old Man

By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson
Nonfiction, 276 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover

ISBN 1-879628-15-5

In Go East Old Man, marathon runner Paul Reese shares his journeys as he fulfills a quest to run across 14 Western states over five summers while in his 70s.

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The Old Man and the Road

By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson
Nonfiction, 300 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover

ISBN 1-879628-20-1

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.

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Fish of a Lifetime

Memories and Reflections Spawned by a Life List of Fish
By Al Van Vooren

Nonfiction, 256 pages, 9″x 6″ softcover
ISBN-10: 1074585496
ISBN-13: 978-1074585495

Join author and angler Al Van Vooren as he highlights and reflects on 70 years of fishing with friends and family – and describes how he caught more than 140 different kinds of fish in those seven decades. Through vignettes, short stories and photos, the reader can come along to the creeks, muddy rivers and lakes of the Midwest to the trout streams, whitewater rivers and mountain lakes of the far West; from the blue waters of Hawaii and Costa Rica to the brackish waters of the Everglades; and from the Alaskan tundra to the Amazon jungle. Anglers will find familiar experiences they can relate to, as well as new experiences which may appeal to their sense of adventure. The collected stories are likely to elicit personal reflections and bring some laughs … and maybe even a tear, for anglers and non-anglers alike.

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Flying Over Rainbows

Dwayne Parsons
Nonfiction, 128 pages, 6″ x 9″ hardcover, photos

ISBN 1-879628-19-8

The memoir Flying Over Rainbows charts the lifetime of a remarkable Northwest personality: Buzz Fiorini, founder of an outdoor sports chain whose adventures in fishing, flying and fly fishing covered the continent and brought him friendships with such luminaries as John Wayne, Bing Crosby and others.

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Price: $24.95

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one more LAST CAST: On the Addictive Nature of Fishing

By Dennis D. Dauble
Nonfiction, 178 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN-13: 978-1537185309

What do tiny bars of complimentary soap, spam sandwiches and pillow hogs have to do with fishing? When does one more “last cast” beget another? How can some people confuse fishing with … sex? This collection of short stories answers those questions, and more. Dennis Dauble – biologist, fisherman and author previously of “The Barbless Hook” and “Fishes of the Columbia Basin” – returns with more wry and humorous tales gleaned from a lifetime of fishing experiences and insights.

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The Barbless Hook: Inner Sanctum of Angling Revealed

By Dennis D. Dauble
Nonfiction, 160 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″

ISBN 978-1-879628-41-0

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.

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Price: $11.95

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Reading the Water

By Mallory Burton
Fiction, 256 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover

ISBN 1-879628-10-4

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.”

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