Trout Quintet

Five Stories of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fly Fishing

About The Book

This is a new book from the Pacific Northwest’s finest angling writer.

There is an abundance of literature on the pleasure and wonder of fly fishing. The themes are familiar and well traveled: ruminations on aging and the passage of time; musings on marriage and balancing the love of friends and families with that of fishing; reflections on the need for companionship versus the quiet beauty and solitude of fly fishing.

Now, Steve Raymond takes these well-explored subjects and views them through the lens of fiction. With flowing prose, the five stories in Trout Quintet touch on some of the more salient topics that the flyfisherman faces, from the problem of overfishing to the sometimes nonsensical rules that anglers must contend with. From the story of a dying man who comes back to life as a rainbow trout to the tale of a young boy and his lucky hat, Trout Quintet is a refreshing evocation of the sport that so many women and men love.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

About The Author

Steve Raymond is the author of, Rivers of the Heart, Nervous Water, The Year of the Trout, and many more. He was the winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Award for significant contributions to angling literature, as well as the editor of "The Flyfisher" and "Fly Fishing in Salt Waters" After a thirty-year career as editor and manager at the Seattle Times, he retired and now lives in Clinton, Washington.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (March 1, 2016)
  • Length: 200 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510706279

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Raves and Reviews

“Few angler-authors can match the skill and insight of Steve Raymond . . .” —The New York Times

“Steve Raymond has been one of fly fishing’s finest writers longer than most of us have been fishing.” —Paul Schullery, author of Royal Coachman and American Fly Fishing: A History

“Raymond’s prose is direct, his commentary forthright, frankly opinionated, frequently funny, and not without cutting edges.” —Fly Rod & Reel

“In a genre whose longing for the old days and calls for better management are too often scolding and furious, Raymond offers a simpler and more graceful message: get out there and pay attention to the wonder of the water.” —Seattle Times

“Few angler-authors can match the skill and insight of Steve Raymond . . .” —The New York Times

“Steve Raymond has been one of fly fishing’s finest writers longer than most of us have been fishing.” —Paul Schullery, author of Royal Coachman and American Fly Fishing: A History

“Raymond’s prose is direct, his commentary forthright, frankly opinionated, frequently funny, and not without cutting edges.” —Fly Rod & Reel

“In a genre whose longing for the old days and calls for better management are too often scolding and furious, Raymond offers a simpler and more graceful message: get out there and pay attention to the wonder of the water.” —Seattle Times

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