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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; Har/Pstr edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584791527
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584791522
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James Prosek wrote his first book, Trout: An Illustrated History, while an undergraduate at Yale. Since graduating with a major in Fine Art he has gone on to illustrate and pen five books. Prosek has been lauded as today's Audubon of trout and has traveled the world pursuing his passion. When he is not out fishing the globe Prosek resides in Easton, Connecticut.

More About the Author

James Prosek is a writer and artist whose books include Trout: An Illustrated History; Joe and Me: An Education in Fishing and Friendship; The Complete Angler: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton; and Fly-Fishing the 41st. He lives in Easton, Connecticut.

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ANd don't just look at the pictures, read it!
Paul Vecsei
He's a wonderful writer and artist, His work is for anyone who enjoys nature and seeing through an artist's eyes.
JuEwelry
As well as a library on the subject of fly fishing, tying flies and trout art.
Beth DeRoos

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Paul Vecsei on November 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I was not a big fan of James Prosek's first book. Next to the hyper-realism of Tomelleri, these water color illustrations did not work. Also, several were drawn from photos and were not morphologically (especially morphometrically) correct. So what? some may say.

Everything changed when I picked up a copy of Trout of the World. The style has changed just enough to make a huge difference. Sure, some of the paintings still look like he was in a hurry to meet a deadline but on the whole, I loved it. This is what we Americans (and Canadians) needed. There are other "cool" salmonids besides the stuff we are used to. Again, photos from books such as Freshwater fishes of Japan have been used as source material but I don't care. Great lateral views of some amazing fish!

James Prosek has found the right balance of color, detail and morphological information. The overall design of the book is also lovely. The lenok and taimen pictures are priceless as are the weird browns from places you would think, well...shouldn't have browns.

I think he used my Russian longfin charr as a source for his illustration. Looks very similar to the one I did some years back in pen & ink. Anyway, all fish lovers, wildlife painters and fisherman will adore this book. ANd don't just look at the pictures, read it!

Well done Mr. Prosek. I'm mad about trout, again....

Update, October 2004
The text that accompanies each illustration is fantastic. The author meets with experts of most species featured in the book. Some are academics, while others are just, well...ordinary folks who have an obsession with a certain morph, form or species of trout. The varied personalities and the strange places the author visits in quest of these wierd trout make this an unforgettable volume.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have been a fly fisherman (Yes I am female and also not politically correct) since I was around age 8 and after pestering my Dad for days to teach me how to cast a line he relented and a great journey began. As well as a library on the subject of fly fishing, tying flies and trout art. Which is why I am in awe of James Prosek's writing, art and passion for fishing.
This and his Trout : An Illustrated History are a must own for anyone who loves fly fishing, painting trout or simply sitting mesmerized watching trout in their back yard creek like we do or from a bridge in rural areas of the states and world.
I recommend ALL the books this young talented and knowledgeable author has written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D moran on June 7, 2012
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Talk about Satisfaction, They said"Like New" WOW!!! I Really think it was new heck it even had the poster inside it in MENT condition. The Book cover was the same too. It was as if someone had just took the plastic off it and looked at it once !!! What A BARGAIN! Listen up you will not go wrong if you order from this Guy. Thanks A lot :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By outhiking on July 14, 2011
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The paintings of trout in this book are impressive. The stories of where these fish were "discovered" are very interesting also-I've enjoyed having this book around.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn J. Sollitto on July 6, 2008
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Perfect gift for those who fly fish. Recipient was thrilled. Book arrived within a few days. New book at a very reasonable price.
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By JuEwelry on July 4, 2013
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I have James Prosek's previous book on Trout and love his drawings. I also recently read his book on Eels. He's a wonderful writer and artist, His work is for anyone who enjoys nature and seeing through an artist's eyes.
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