Book: Most Trout Don’t Read

Most trout don't read

If, as is the case for many Montanans, your desire to fly fish for trout is negated by the activity’s formidable learning curve, pick up a copy of Most Trout Don’t Read: Lessons from Time on the Water (Sweetgrass Books, $20) and allow yourself to be relieved of this all-too-common obstacle. Author Scot Bealer clarifies the murky waters of our unofficial state pastime, through accessible instruction and educational stories. A recurring theme is that, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to learn Latin or buy a closet-full of expensive equipment. All you need is a few tips (hence the book itself) and then, just give the river your attention. Spend as much time as you can fishing, and be a good student. Which, of course, is the best way to learn about anything. As Wordsworth put it, “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”