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EricdSeptember 22nd, 2009, 8:49 pm
Mpls, MN

Posts: 113
Thanks Roger. I was joking. But I am including the ISBN in my comprehensive spreadsheet and I hope to send out a meeting request to get your input by the end of next week. That's another joke and some insight into what I deal with every day.
TaxonSeptember 23rd, 2009, 10:05 am
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Royse City, TX

Posts: 1350

Thanks Roger. I was joking.

You are welcome. Good to know.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
MartinlfSeptember 23rd, 2009, 4:18 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
I'll second Konchu on "The Bait." It's a very complex and sophisticated take off on Marlowe's "Passionate Shepherd to His Love." Ralegh wrote "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd," but Donne surpassed anything his predecessors had done. Great stuff.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
DelablobboSeptember 23rd, 2009, 4:42 pm
Posts: 21Ernest Hemingway's short story, "Two Big Hearted River." It describes rods and fly lines and leaders. It caused me to buy a fly rod. The poetry in the prose inspired me to write short stories. I owe that story much!

I like Traver, despite his often bad writing. His trout books are timeless, nonetheless. I love his contrarian nature, his anti-commercialism, his outlaw fly fisher persona. He fished only in the U.P. of Michigan.

Duncan has a few good stories. The one about his friend named Jeremiah is a riot.

EricdSeptember 23rd, 2009, 6:07 pm
Mpls, MN

Posts: 113
Hi William. Big Two-Hearted was the first fly fishing story I read, I think. It's unleashed a lot for me as well. I've found that most of his novels, and quite a bit of his short stories, include fly fishing characters. I didn't care much for "The Sun Also Rises," but I enjoyed the trips they take in Spain to fly fish.
Let me know if I need to lay off this topic (I'm almost as addicted to reading the trout fiction as I am to fly fishing for them non-fictionally, if I can make that up), but I don't think "The Congressman's Daughter" has been mentioned and I would put that one and "The Snowfly" as two of my favorites.
FalsiflySeptember 23rd, 2009, 8:01 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
Ah! May I add Gene Hill? Passing A Good Time, With Guns, Dogs, Fly Rods, and Other Joys. ISBN 0-924357-64-9
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
MartinlfSeptember 24th, 2009, 5:23 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Eric, would it be possible to persuade you to email me the spreadsheet when it's finished? I can give you my email address if so. Perhaps others would like to see it as well.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
EricdSeptember 25th, 2009, 8:20 am
Mpls, MN

Posts: 113
Sure, Louis. It'll be a work in progress for a long time, but I'll send you something when it feels comprehensive.
EricdOctober 19th, 2009, 5:03 pm
Mpls, MN

Posts: 113
I have this blog that I don't use, but put my list there:

I continue to get recommendations from folks, so I'll keep adding to it.

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