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True tales from an expert fisherman : a memoir of my life with rod and reel / John Bailey.
Title Variants:
Bailey, John,

Trout at ten thousand feet.
Updated and revised edition.
Publication Information:
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania : IMM Lifestyle Books, 2018.

Physical Description:
viii, 216 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"This book is an updated and revised edition of Trout at Ten Thousand Feet, first published in 2001 by New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd."
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This remarkable collection of personal fishing tales from around the world is the perfect gift for any angler whose aspirations take him or her beyond the riverbank. In ten hugely entertaining and well-illustrated fishing tales, internationally renowned author, photographer, and angler John Bailey recounts some of the best and worst aspects of his worldwide pursuit of fish. Bailey shares his horrifying brushes with espionage and death in the world's most remote and inhospitable places, and introduces readers along the way to a motley array of characters, as well as an immense variety of fish! Written with great energy, enthusiasm, and respect for the wild, True Tales from an Expert Fisherman is a singular record of one man's lifelong passion for fishing.

Table of Contents

In Appreciationp. vi
Prologue: A Return to Altitude!p. 1
Chapter 1 John the Fishp. 23
Chapter 2 Fishing the Flowing Roadp. 35
Chapter 3 Arctic Lightningp. 59
Chapter 4 Song of the Sturgeonp. 75
Chapter 5 Mongolian Odysseyp. 93
Chapter 6 Trout at Ten Thousand Feetp. 119
Chapter 7 The Turning of the Tidep. 149
Chapter 8 Icon Fishp. 165
Chapter 9 The Never-Ending Dreamp. 187
Epilogue: Going Homep. 203
About the Authorp. 216

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