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Till Death or Fly Fishing Do Us Part by Thomas R. Pero

Till Death or Fly Fishing Do Us Part by Thomas R. Pero
Till Death or Fly Fishing Do Us Part
When Your Passion Collides with Hers, Can the Relationship Be Far Behind?
By Thomas R. Pero
With a Cast of Addicted Anglers and Fishing Widows
Illustrations by Whitney Martin

A little scandal wouldnít hurt the tackle industry about now."
-Tom Chandler, Trout Underground

Do you or someone you know have a tragicomic story of a relationship that has miraculously survived-or resembles a romantic train wreck-because of one personís obsessive devotion to a sport, hobby or other passion? You are not alone.

Till Death or Fly Fishing Do Us Part is a new collection of hilarious essays as much about the ancient pratfalls of the Human condition as to whether men prefer blondes or brown trout.

These eight stories of how an obsession with fly fishing has affected-for better or worse-numerous romantic relationships are true, although an interesting note from the publisher appearing in the first few pages admits that some names have been changed, "to protect the innocent from embarrassment and the publisher from the guilty and their junkyard-dog lawyers." At turns wickedly funny and then sobering and poignant, anyone who has been through the furious struggle of balancing time with, and away from, the love of your life will devour this delightful book with relish.

"We joke about compulsions, but the term Ďfishing widowí says it all," writes Georgene S. Dreishpoon of Boynton Beach, Florida, whose young obstetrician husband demonstrated early in their marriage that his trout-fishing weekends in the Catskills took precedence over just about everything-including delivering babies. "I felt I could have competed with another woman, but how do you compete with a fish?"

"Iíll look over at Josh any time we drive near a body of water and Iíll notice his eyes drift away from the road. Heís trying to figure out: A) what the possibility is that there are fish in that water, and B) the severity of the fit Iíll throw if he stops to find out," writes Alysse E. Hollis, an attorney from Cincinnati.

"There have been times Iíve come really, really close to piling all the fly rods, chicken necks and fishing books in the front yard and torching them," writes Jennifer Axtell, a school librarian from Bevard, North Carolina. On their second date, Nathaniel, a fishing guide, took her on a backpacking trip for brook trout in the Shenandoah Mountains. To save weight he left the tentís rain fly at home. She woke sloshing around in a soaked sleeping bag while he snoozed away comfortably in dry waders: "I should have run for the car and never looked back
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Seller Wild River Press
SKU SKU18279
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