Originally published in 1964, Fisherman's Fall brings a unique perspective to the world of fall fishing. In the preface, Robert L. Haig-Brown ruminates on the attempts to preserve the salmon and trout in the rivers of British Columbia. What we know could save them, yet what we do contradicts that knowledge. Gaining the knowledge in this book will help fishers learn the nature of the fish and might even inspire some to contribute to their preservation.
Fisherman's Fall gives fishers all the tools to become adept at fishing the rivers of British Columbia as well as firsthand knowledge of the fish of those rivers and their habits. Listeners will discover the unique fishing facts and techniques that accompany the fall season, differences between salmon in salt water and fresh water, the ocean years of salmon, the nature of estuaries, steelhead mysteries, and what makes an ideal stream.
Besides gathering wise information, listeners get to glimpse the inner thoughts of a fisherman in the chapters describing Haig-Brown's own thoughts while fishing. These wise words will speak to any fisher, and they will even speak to those who have never been on a river. Combining angling advice and inner reflection, this audiobook is a must-have for fishermen and fisherwomen of all ages.
Though famed naturalist Roderick L. Haig-Brown has written fishing guides to all four seasons, he considers the fall the "most exciting" time for an angler. On the Pacific coast of Canada, in the rivers where Haig-Brown fished for most of his life, September brings cooler waters, longer shadows, and more piscine movement. John McLain performs this opus of fish and fisherman behavior in a pensive, muscular voice that communicates a love for the natural world. Listeners will follow the migratory path of salmon and trout as well as the surrounding, not necessarily aquatic wildlife like mink and mallards as they revel in the pristine beauty of British Columbia.
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