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Shin Deep: A Fly Fisher's Love For Moving Water Paperback – August 25, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438266561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438266565
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,164,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

In 2002, Chris Hunt won the prestigious Dolly Connelly Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. Over his 13-year career as a journalist spanning three Western states, Hunt was recognized as one of the best natural resources reporters and writers in the region, and he collected a cache of awards from the likes of the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association and the Idaho Press Club. In 2005, he left the newspaper business to advocate for the wild and native fish on which much of his writing focused. Today, he works for Trout Unlimited, where he directs media efforts for the coldwater fisheries conservation organization's Public Lands Initiative. He lives in Idaho Falls with his wife, Elisabeth, daughter Delaney, son Cameron and his untrained bird dog, Hannah.

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By way of background, Chris Hunt began his distinguished writing career as a newspaper reporter who often wrote excellent articles about fly fishing small streams throughout Idaho. That's how I first came in contact with his writing. However, Chris no longer works in the newspaper industry (except for when he voluntarily contributes fishing articles), but now works full time to protect the objects of his affection, trout. You see, Chris works for Trout Unlimited in Idaho Falls. He also writes for the Eat More Brook Trout Blog.

Chris begins the book, Shin Deep: A Fly Fisher's Love for Living Water, with a disclaimer: "It turns out I'm not terribly introspective when I fish. This isn't a recent revelation, or anything. It's just important for you to know, so you won't expect me to prop up the pages of this book with profound nuggets of wisdom I've somehow managed to acquire from my time spent on the water."

At first glance one might assume that this is the case as Chris crisply but simply describes the joys of fishing throughout North America for multiple species of fish including rainbows, browns, brook trout, bull trout, cutthroat trout, salmon, crappie, smallmouth bass, white fish and pike. After all, we are talking about the guy who left his box of flies at the lodge while fishing in Alaska and had to go on quest while on Prince of Wales Island to try to save what could have been a debacle of a day. I actually had a good laugh as Chris describes humbly begging someone for flies stating that he "very nearly dropped to a knee and swore fealty to this guy. Desperation does weird things to you, you know."

But don't let Chris fool you. This book is packed with plenty of depth. I'll give you a few examples.
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By Elisabeth D. Morton on October 9, 2008
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A wonderful book. A must read for all fishermen and fisherwomen or those that just love standing on the banks of a stream.
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