The Trout Whisperers

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - Fiction - 278 pages
2 Reviews
  • An amusing fly-fishing novel from New York Times outdoor columnist Pete Bodo

    The Trout Whisperers chronicles the misadventures of two eccentric fly fishermen, Louis Traub and Raul Mendoza, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of their annual six-week fishing and camping trip in Montana--a jaunt during which the characters' unconventional interpretation of outdoor experience, combined with their quixotic search for a mythic, unspoiled trout stream, adds up to a deliciously zany romp echoing Lewis and Clark's historic journey through the Missouri River country.

    As the book opens, the trout whisperers are about to take a full-day float trip on the Beaverhead River, with a long-time friend and fellow fly-fishing nut, Bowen Kiick. But when Kiick bails out at the last moment, Louis and Raul decide to go on the float anyway. After a number of entertaining twists and turns, they fall into an unexpected acquaintance with high-strung yoga instructor Lottie Moffo and her flatulent Jack Russell terrier. Lottie's impact on the anglers is explosive; it threatens their relationship but also leads them to the brink of discovering the mythic Little Gooseneck Creek--and ultimately, right into the crosshairs of the law.


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    User Review  - Fiona Hodgkin - Goodreads

    I ordered this book from Amazon only because I've always admired Peter Bodo's tennis journalism and I happened to see that he had published a novel in 2006 about, of all things, fly fishing. I didn't ... Read full review

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    User Review  - Chana - Goodreads

    Kind of an oddball book. It was somewhere between a Billy Crystal movie (City Slickers is the one that I think I am thinking of) and a Carl Hiaasen book. It was really funny sometimes, it spoofed ... Read full review

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    About the author (2006)

    Pete Bodo has written about the outdoors for the "New York Times", "Play"!, "Sport", "Gray's Sporting Journal", "Cigar Aficionado" and others. A senior editor at "Tennis" magazine, he is the author of several books, including "A Champion's Mind" (with Pete Sampras). He divides his time between New York City and upstate New York, where he hunts with bow and gun.

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