Chasing Ghost Trout: Heartfelt tales of a fishing life

Chasing Ghost Trout: Heartfelt tales of a fishing life




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In his most personal book to date, Dennis Dauble shares the events and people that shaped his love for wild trout and the streams of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Chasing Ghost Trout is rollicking ride through five decades of heartfelt memories that show how the spirit of family and a love of nature can carry us through life. Dauble tells stories about encounters with wood ticks, a first steelhead, cleavage from heaven, sibling rivalry, old trucks, giant bull trout, organized religion, and a legendary rock formation. Even through the pain and uncertainty of his battle with prostate cancer and the loss of dear family members, comfort is found in the constant companionship of his Grandpa Harry’s battered willow creel—aka fish box—and its elusive collection of “ghost trout.”

Praise for Dennis Dauble and CHASING GHOST TROUT

“Chasing Ghost Trout is a moving memoir of fishing and family, with all of the stunning beauty of rising trout and the aching sense of loss for places and people washed away by time.” —Henry Hughes, author of Back Seat With Fish

“Grandpa Harry’s old willow creel—with its faint odors of dried fern and fish scale, a remnant of ghost trout—bind these stories of fishing and family along creeks and streams near the western flanks of Oregon’s Blue Mountains.”

—Georganne O’Connor, author of Northwest Arid Lands

“Chasing Ghost Trout has genuine interest to all of us who have walked and waded small streams while pursuing those wonderful trout and steelhead. The stories contain many gleaming nuggets of understanding and revelation.”

—Frank Amato, Amato Publications