An interesting read. The author is a Yale graduate who has written a few books on fishing but he gave this one a different ‘spin’. Connecticut is on the 41st parallel so he decided to go around the world fishing that parallel for trout.
He fishes much of the time with an Austrian who is a amateur expert on native trout. Johannes loves to snorkel in streams and net trout and then take pictures of them, snip a fin for a DNA sample, and then return them to the stream. He is a fanatic about finding native trout and James the author is in good company.
They travel to Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Japan in search of the elusive native trout. This is a good “read” but I could not get past the feeling that this young man is in the 1% of our population that does not have to work and simply travels the world occasionally catching fish. He meets a number of different women along the way…lucky guy with both fish and women.
If you like fly-fishing and learning about native trout, it is a fun book. I just needed something a little “lighter” over the Holidays and this was it.
His art work is very good throughout the book.