Trout Eyes

True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fly Fishing
Narrated by: Donald Corren
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fly fishermen everywhere will enjoy these varied, witty, and engaging adventures by one of America’s finest outdoor writers. There is a long section on trout fishing called "Brookies, Browns, and Bows", and another on the challenges and excitement of saltwater fly fishing, and an exciting group of memoirs about fishing near home and in far-flung and often exotic places - like the Minipi, Bighorn, and Norfolk rivers, where the trout can beggar the imagination, and where frustration can be the occupational hazard. Trout Eyes is a love letter to the fish we pursue and insects they eat and the waters in which they live.

©2007 William G. Tapply (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Hidden Gems of Fishing

Great story of fishing with awesome wisdom on tactics and techniques. A few mispronunciations (Slough Creek pronounced as "slow" Creek).

Very awesome ending to the book! The epilogue ties together the why of fishing: the methods, live of nature, and the relationships we make.





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A fun read (listen)!

Where does Trout Eyes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What other book might you compare Trout Eyes to and why?

The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing
Fun yet informative.

What does Donald Corren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A wonderful inflection that enhances the imagination.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Blue Collar Trout

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Good read

well read, interesting and it was a joy to listen to. I look forward to hearing the next one.

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Wonderful honest book. Loved it!!

Book has me wandering back in time to when I fished with my Dad. Beautiful....hope my kids think of me this way when I'm gone.

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Great Fishing Book

Would you listen to Trout Eyes again? Why?

I have re-listened to some chapter of interest especially before I went to fish the White River in Arkansas which he spoke about in 2 chapters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trout Eyes?

Fishing & fly-tying with his father.

Which scene was your favorite?

The many great fishing tales

Any additional comments?

Wish I could have met Bill Tapply before he died, and talked fishing with him.

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A favourite

I love the laconic relaxed attitude of the story well copied by the narrator. If ever I can't sleep I just turn on Trout Eyes and it sends me to sleep! I'm not a fisherman but my husband is and he enjoys these fishing adventures too.