While sometimes exposing what might be considered the "dark side of angling," author Dennis Dauble manages to both entertain and inspire anglers. "Only by reflecting on good and bad behavior can we hope to become better anglers, better fishing buddies and better people," he says. A few lessons from The Barbless Hook:
Never sleep next to a cat box.
Your fishing buddy might forgive, but he will never forget.
It’s easier to rationalize getting skunked when fishing alone.
Arguing with a blowhard makes you appear as a killjoy.
It’s hard to manage your feelings when getting the short end of the deal.
About the Author:
Retired fisheries biologist Dennis Dauble is author of the award-winning natural history guidebook, Fishes of the Columbia Basin (Keokee Books) as well as numerous articles for sport fishing magazines and scientific journals. When not fishing, he enjoys relaxing with wife Nancy and family at their circa 1940 log cabin in Oregon’s Blue Mountains.