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They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

Patrick F. McManus

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McManus celebrates the hidden pleasures, unappreciated lore, and opportunities for disaster to be found in such outdoor recreations as camping, hunting, and fishing

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They Shoot Canoes, Dont They?
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Live Bait but Were Afraid to AskSurprisingly, many anglers are ashamed to admit that they fish with live bait. You'll run into one of these so-called purists on a trout stream and ask him what he's using. He'll say, "A Number thirty-two Royal Coachman on a three-ounce leader." Then he'll get a bite, snap his line out of the water, and there will be a worm on his hook. "That's the problem with these tiny flies," he'll say. "You keep catching worms with them."The truth is that live-bait fishing has a long and noble history. Live bait
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"Patrick McManus is a treasure."--The Atlantic

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus."--The New York Times Book Review

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor."--People

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Patrick F. McManus

  • Patrick F. McManus was born and raised in Idaho and now lives there and in Spokane, Washington. He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Life, and a five-time New York Times best-selling author. The Grasshopper Trap, How I Got This Way, and The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw are among his best-known books.
  • Patrick F. McManus
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They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

Patrick F. McManus

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