Thursday, June 10, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: Angler Management

"After I finished An Inconvenient Trout, which I recommend highly for its technical information and helpful how-to hints, such as not drowning, I decided almost immediately that I had more to say about fly fishing."

-- From the Introduction

"If I really want to get rid of someone, I bring up fly fishing in conversation."

-- From Chapter One, "The Conversation."

Angler Management: The Day I Died While Fly Fishing and Other Essays by Jack Ohman.

This is a book I have been meaning to read for a while -- almost as long as my husband has been talking about cleaning up his fishing gear and going fly fishing again. At least one of us will accomplish our goal this summer.  

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners.


  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful beginning.

    Here's mine:

  2. Jillian -- I'll go check.

    LRS -- Thanks for leaving the link. I'll come visit.

  3. Oh my--this sounds like a book my dad would love! He's a diehard fly fisherman and he's got a great sense of humor! Thanks for this great opening!

  4. haha, im glad one you will achieve your goal as well!

    SOunds like a hilarious read :-) I have only been fishing a couple of times, but I really enjoyed myself, it was relaxing.

  5. Haha! I misread the title at first glance.

  6. Sheila -- I am intrigued to find out if a very funny cartoonist can be a funny essayist.

    Katy -- It is a perfect gift book for fishermen. I got it for my husband for that reason.

    Becky -- I don't fish, but I like the idea of it. :)

    Kah Woei -- It is a funny title! He has another book called Fear of Fly Fishing -- I always laugh when I see it.


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