Vancouver, Washington, Author Publishes New Book about Fishing

Vancouver, Washington   October 10, 2013   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) "The "Fishing" Rod, Purple Caddis with Antlers, the Cattle Stampede, and Other Tall (But True) Fly Fishing Tales," a new book by Stephen Ahern, has been released by Dorrance Publishing.

Some people are born to fish. And again, some people are born to tell fish stories. Stephen Ahern combines both passions as he relates some mighty tall tales of his time on, and in, the water. His outdoor adventures have taken him to such great and challenging interior waterways as High Prairie Reservoir in northern California, Silver Creek in Idaho, and, one of his favorite spots of all, the Yellowstone River in America's first national park.

Leaving the exaggerations behind, the author shares his stories of fly-fishing success and failure with equal fervor. They are real whoppers, to be sure, but no more so for the ones that got away than the ones he reeled in. Focusing on the science and the art of fly-fishing, his collection of anecdotes is gathered from many memorable and often humorous outings.

Did he return home each time in triumph? Surely not. But as he continually reminds himself and the reader, "fishing" does not always result in "catching." That understanding, and that appreciation for the sport, indeed enhances the experience. Each fish encounter, every moment spent with rod and reel in hand, is a joy unto itself.

So pack up your gear, find a favorite spot, and take in the beauty and mysteries of nature. You might land a fish or two. You might even finish the day with a story to tell.

About the Book:
Stephen Ahern has spent much of his life in pursuit of trout. A fish biologist, he is self-employed living in Vancouver, Washington. Besides fishing, his love of the outdoors includes camping and gardening.

"The "Fishing" Rod, Purple Caddis with Antlers, the Cattle Stampede, and Other Tall (But True) Fly Fishing Tales" is a 110-page paperback with a retail price of $15.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0986-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at
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