In the Company of Trout will transport you, fly rod in hand, to the wonderful world of trout fishing in Vermont. True stories, observations, and descriptions of favorite places, techniques, and flies provide a rich and lighthearted look at trout fishing in all its glory–and absurdity.
In addition to getting tips on how and where to fish Shea’s favorite ponds and rivers, learn how humbling it can be to fish with a six-year-old trolling a fast-food chicken nugget. Or why there is one pond in Vermont to which Shea will never return, despite catching a nice brook trout on his only visit there. There are detailed instructions for tying his favorite flies and an uproaring account of how those flies, and more, were upstaged by a can opener one morning at a backwoods pond.
Every angler, serious or casual, local or from away, will find advice and entertainment in equal measure. Shea’s love of–and respect for–his sport and the trout he pursues make In the Company of Trout the perfect companion for time spent off the water.
An angler since childhood and author of Long Trail Trout (Headwater Books) Peter Shea has had a lifelong love affair with his sport. When not traveling the state in pursuit of trout, he lives in Burlington, Vermont.
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The Averill Lakes
The Key to Paradise
Little Rock Pond
Things That Go Bump in the Water
Ducking At Duck
Holland Pond and Neighbors
My Fishing Rods
A More Careful Reading of Thoreau
The Upper Connecticut River
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