I hope you’re reading this book because you have one thing in mind -- trout! If a beginner -- how to start fishing for trout. If a fisherman of some experience -- how to catch more trout faster and easier than ever before.
I enjoy the aroma of hulking pines, blue skies adorned with fleecy clouds, the lacy delicacy of green ferns and all the magnificent scenery that accompanies each fishing foray, but my primary purpose is the bringing of trout to their eternal sleep and into my frying pan.
My love for the sport began at an early age and I’ve ardently pursued various species in lakes, streams and rivers all over this beautiful country. I’m one of those inveterate fishermen (not a purist) who wants a full creel.
The word “purist” is one you will hear many times in conversations about fishing, so let me express an opinion. My definition of a “purist” is a fisherman who thinks the method he uses is the only way to fish and one who actually looks with disdain upon those who violate his art -- one who will use only HIS technique regardless of the consequences. Naturally I have my preferences born out of experience, but nothing -- absolutely nothing -- is beyond my willingness to try -- if it’s legal.