A collection of six short stories that explore the spirit of fly-fishing today. The author uses tales of stalking fish in Florida to examine environmentalism, philosophy, fishing as entertainment, the meaning of relationship, and the importance of fishing to our identities. Nervous water can tell you where the fish are moving just beneath the surface, but it also implies that just under the surface lies an uneasiness and that within this anxiety lives the possibility, maybe even the promise, of something better.
The story collection includes:
Nervous Water: Two friends push the limits of obsession as they test the bounds of technology in pursuit of permit on fly.
Catch and Release: Two brothers are reunited when they rediscover the power fishing has had on their past and the effect it will have on their future.
Private Idaho: An outdoor writer from Oregon is invited to tour Disney¹s newest tourist attraction, the Great Rivers of the West.
Hero Worship: A fishing guide discovers what it really means to be a hero after chasing false media-generated heroes most of his life.
View from the Mangroves: A famous actor and environmentalist is forced to contemplate the meaning of justice.
The Guide: An angler contemplating divorce travels to the Florida Keys looking for meaning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Wil LaBossier grew up fishing the rivers and lakes of Washington State before moving to Florida. An engineer by education, he has worked in a variety of disciplines assisting in the designing and manufacturing of everything from robots to rocket engines. In 1998 he founded Saltwater Software, which for several years produced fishing and boating software dedicated to Florida and the Bahamas. He now works for a small software firm in the Hudson River Valley of New York, where he lives with his wife and three children. This is his first collection of short stories.