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If the Fish is a Trout

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A man can love a woman. There's no trick to that. And a man can love a dog, especially if it is a good dog with worship in its eyes. But can a man love a fish?

An experienced trout fisherman reminisces about the love of opening day in various location in Wisconsin.
Kindle Edition, 11 pages
Published January 20th 2017 by Stokes Creative
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Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
100% adorable - a humor piece written about the love of trout fishing in Wisconsin by a true lover of trout fishing.
Johnny Mack has a fantastic voice and I'd love to hear more from him.

an audiobook copy of If the Fish is a Trout was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review
Ralph Jones
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I would imagine that this book would appeal to trout fishermen everywhere who can empathise and understand the fishy madness which can often consume a man. Being a fisherman myself I have frozen mid-winter on the banks of a lake in the almost forlorn hope of hooking a beasty. Hours can be spent, staring at almost certain failure, forgoing the comfort of a fireplace and a few glasses of wine and a good book, in exchange for just the chance that you could encourage one of the slippery fiends onto ...more
This is a sweet reminiscence of a man falling in love with a trout taking place in the Wolf River in Wisconsin.

I have never been fishing but this short tale has piqued my interest. I now want to fall in love with a river and her fish and the sport of claiming a meal with patience and perseverance.

Bill Stokes eloquently talks of cool misty mornings as well as steamy afternoons along a river as fish hunters claim their spots and do their best to entice a large trout to sink their mouths on their c
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
The thrill of first day fishing openers in Wisconsin as told through the eyes of one angler who has experienced the pounding heartbeat and rush of adrenaline when a trout first grabbed his hook. Stokes talks about how the dance between anglers and fishes has affected many marriages, including his own. He takes playful jabs as others who jockey for prime a fishing spot or some lazy efforts to catch trout feet away from the parking lot.

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Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Audio Review:
Story: 5
Narration: 5

I don’t like to fish, but I can appreciate a great short story. I have listened to other stories by this author and have enjoyed all of them.

This is a story from the 1970s so I can forgive the one poor use of the word retarded.

I have also enjoyed other books by this narrator using this name as well as books that he narrates under his Kenneth Obi pen name.
Todd Oliver
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent short story by Bill Stokes. I love his books. They always give me a good laugh. This is a love story about a trout! How could that not be humorous? I live in Florida so I can somewhat relate to this, although I don't have enough to deal with the freezing cold weather. Can't say I've fallen in love with a fish but I have been pretty excited! This is a great fishing tale that any fisherman would enjoy! if you're not a fisherman but love funny short stories, you'd love it too. ...more
Emily Ross
I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a short and sweet story about fishing for trout. It really showed the passion for a topic that I've never really felt much excitement for and it really made me want to go fishing.
The narrator, Johnny Mack, was brilliant. It almost sounded like an extract from a memoir. It was very good.
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Born in Barron, Wisconsin, on September 11, 1931, Bill Stokes grew up on a small dairy farm between Barron and Rice Lake. He began his official writing career as an outdoor writer and general reporter for the Stevens Point Daily Journal, where he served as columnist, reporter and outdoor writer. In 1961 he moved to the Wisconsin State Journal, in Madison, where he wrote outdoor and personal column ...more

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