Cowboy Trout: Western Fly Fishing As If It Matters
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Cowboy Trout: Western Fly Fishing As If It Matters

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Fly fishing intersects western history in so many ways that it is surprising that more writers--besides historians--have not sensed its rhetorical and scholarly opportunities. As fly fishing's practitioners grow in economic power, political reach, ecological awareness, and clarity of need, those intersections will only become more compelling.

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Montana Historical Society Press
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Aug 16, 2007 Jeffrey rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: historians and fishermen and those interested in the old West
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Cowboy Trout is partly a memoir about fishing and partly a historical reflection on fly fishing in the West. The author writes a bit like an academic historian as he attempts to prove the origins of fly fishing in the West. He quotes numerous sources about the first explorers to Yellowstone and their prodigious fishing reports. They caught hundreds of fish per day (grasshoppers seemed to be the best bait and the fish weren't "trained to the fly" so that flies didn't work as well as they would ha...more
Awesome subtitle. A good read as well.
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