Found one the other day in Ian Frazier’s “The Fish’s Eye,” subtitled, “Essays About Angling and the Outdoors.” The book was published in 2002 from previously published works.
I am familiar with Frazier’s work from his book “Great Plains” and essays and reports in The New Yorker and Outside, where some of these stories first appeared. I stumbled across “The Fish’s Eye” in my local library.
I’m glad I did. It is simply delightful but in one vein is only something a fisherman could love. Parts of Frazier’s “On the Ausable,” for example, must ring of nonsense to a non angler, who might read this story and think, “This couldn’t possibly be true.” But a fisherman would read it and think, “The same thing happened to me on (name the river).”
I like it so much I ordered a copy from Amazon for my library.