Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs: Stories of Fly Fishing in America

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University of Wisconsin Pres, Nov 30, 2012 - Fiction - 160 pages
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Ranging from the riotously comic to the nostalgic, edgy, and suspenseful, these sixteen stories offer richly developed and engaging portraits of characters across the spectrum of life, all absorbed by the thrill of fly fishing. A marriage betrayal on a trout stream in the north woods, a young boy’s coming of age as a fly fisherman in the Black Hills of South Dakota, angler rage on the redfish flats of the Gulf of Mexico, an epic quest for bullish rainbows in Montana’s celebrated Bighorn, the quiet mystique of Wisconsin’s Brule River, the intensity of combat fishing on a salmon pool in the Pacific Northwest, these are just a few of the fascinating tales of fly fishing offered in Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs. Rendered in sparkling prose that will resonate with every angler, this collection will also delight any reader who enjoys outdoor pastimes.
 

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Contents

Day of Mourning
3
Two Men in a Museum
14
Valentine
27
The Conception
38
Anglinguistics
48
Spanish Fly
57
Rage
68
The Devils Arse
76
The FÜLODOG
96
Last Cast
108
Coachmen
119
Indian Summer
127
Labor Day
139
The Rod
149
Seasons End
157
Copyright

Fly
85

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About the author (2012)

Kent Cowgill was the recipient of Fly Rod & Reel’s Traver Award for distinguished fiction in 2010. He is an avid outdoorsman and widely traveled writer whose stories have appeared in such publications as Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, The High Plains Literary Review, Trout, and The Atlantic Salmon Journal. He has authored three other books, including Back in Time: Echoes of a Vanished America in the Heart of France. He lives beside a stream with a healthy population of native brook trout, in the bluff country along the Upper Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.

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