Green River Virgins

Green River Virgins : And Other Passionate Anglers

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25 memorable short stories about intense fly fishers. Green River Virgins is a stunning collection of short stories about a new breed of fly fishers, mostly women, none of whom wear tweeds or smoke a pipe. Among these passionate anglers are a closet fly fisher whose biological clock is ticking and a schoolgirl in Neoprenes, secretly raising coho fry. One woman struggles in denial over her impending blindness, and an old-timer gracefully accepts being crowded off his home water. Readers will meet that irresistible hustler, Brooke E. Trout, and a guide who has bar-hopped and backslapped her way right out of the "female race." Serious or hilarious, these are probing stories you won't forget, about anglers who have a huge appetite for rivers and for fishing and for life, written by an author who everywhere displays her intimate knowledge of fly fishing, its language and mores. Green River Virgins captures the innermost secrets of a dozen rivers and the scores of folk who fish them. As Steve Bodio says, Burton "knows more than fish and streams and rackle; she knows the hearts and minds of the humans who are happiest when they are waist-deep in a wild river."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 147.3 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585741426
  • 9781585741427

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"One of the most talented and creative writers today." - Marty Sherman, Fly Fishing "She's a female John Gierach." - Dennis Breer"
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About Mallory Burton

Mallory Burton was born in Boston. She is a passionate fly fisher year-round for salmon and steelhead near her home, and in Montana during the summers. Burton's stories have appeared in The Fly Fisher, Fly Rod & Reel, and Fly Fishing, and in the anthologies Uncommon Waters and A Different Angle. She is the author of one previous book, Reading the Water, and lives in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
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