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Let's Go Fishing: Fish Tales from the North Woods

$ 39.95

An illustrated compendium of the lore and legacy of fishing in the northland

A celebration of the sport of fishing in the land of 10,000 lakes and beyond, this irresistible book tells the full story from trivia to tradition. Lavishly illustrated with postcards, advertisements, historical prints, and tourist snapshots, this book is an always fascinating, occasionally hilarious, and often oddly informative compendium of fishing lore.

I thought I knew everything about fishing, but Eric Dregni’s research and his wonderful, quirky book set me straight. This book belongs on every angler’s bookshelf. 

Chris Niskanen, former outdoors writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and author of The Minnesota Book of Skill

  • Author: Eric Dregni
  • Publisher; University of MInnesota Press (May 2016)
  • Format: Cloth/jacket, 244 pages, 50 b&w plates, 165 color plates, 9 x 9 inches

A celebration of the sport in the land of 10,000 lakes and beyond, where the fish fry is a near-holy Friday ritual, the running of smelt heralds spring, and a village of ice-fishing huts springs up on every frozen lake, this irresistible book tells the full story from trivia to tradition. Eric Dregni, who has entertained countless readers with enlightening tales of Midwest marvels, here shows his considerable skills as a raconteur and cultural historian of the fun and the facts of fishing in the Great Lakes region.

Fishing contests and taxidermy, lures and earthworms, fishing scenes on beer cans, and the peculiar genre of fishing photographs: no detail is too small, reflection too deep, or bridge too far to escape his eye and ready wit, from gear madness to true grit, angling heroics to solitary pleasures, small-town festivals to sport-fishing meccas. And he has the images to prove it. Lavishly illustrated with postcards, advertisements, historical prints, and tourist snapshots, this book is an always fascinating, occasionally hilarious, and often oddly informative compendium of fishing lore destined to reel in the uninitiated and to occupy the aficionado in those long, empty hours between seasons.

 

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