Holy Ghost Creek

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UNM Press, 2004 - Nature - 126 pages
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"Solitude and fine fishing can often be found together on small streams. They seldom coexist on big rivers."-from Holy Ghost Creek

Frank Weissbarth's beautifully written fishing memoir evokes the private pleasures and the mystery of angling in small streams, beginning on a Rocky Mountain creek known as Holy Ghost. He shares the wisdom he has accumulated on countless days fishing this and other streams, presenting his knowledge with wit and a profound reverence for the beauty of the sport and the places it is practiced. He offers detailed descriptions of Holy Ghost Creek and other waters, named and unnamed, but this is by no means a guidebook or a how-to book. Rather, it is a celebration of the joys of small streams and quiet adventures.

"There are things beneath the surface of the river that I will never know. There is not time enough to learn them and the river is always changing. But sometimes, on a rare day, for a few moments or hours, the barrier between water and land vanishes, and I see the trout in their watery world and hear the sound of the stream and the wind in the trees and watch as insects hover over the water and a mink slips silently along the bank. It is an intimacy born of long hours on the water, of study and of love. It is why I fish."--from Holy Ghost Creek


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About the author (2004)

Frank D. Weissbarth is an assistant attorney general for the state of New Mexico.

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