Enjoy a thoughtful, rural, and down-to-earth portrait of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay as seen by an avid fly fisherman. From isolated tidal rivers to unexpected spots beneath highway overpasses, each of the 12 stories, organized by the month of the year, offers a unique view of this diverse fishery with the straightforward sensitivity of an old country song. Along with a thorough examination of the fishery, read about struggles with the economic difficulty of creating a home on Maryland's Eastern Shore; consider an elegy for a faithful truck; and find an unexpected winter redemption in a pawnshop. Each chapter includes wood cut prints by Danielle Spradley and the vintage photography of A. Aubrey Bodine. The stories are punctuated with old wives' tales and family recipes. All good fishing yarns provide anglers with insight and useful information, but these stories extend past the fishery of the Chesapeake Bay and into our daily lives.
Brett Gaba is a writer and fisherman from western Maryland. He holds Bachelor? Degrees from two Eastern Shore schools: Creative Writing from Salisbury University and Hispanic studies from Washington College. Early in his career he was the outdoors columnist for the Star Democrat, the upper Eastern Shore? daily newspaper, and his pieces on fly fishing and outdoor sport have appeared in the Record Observer, the Kent County News, the Bay Times, and the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. Nowadays, he works in advertising for Microsoft and currently lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and family. This is his first book.

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