Dennis Dauble’s latest book is out. The outdoors writer from Tri-Cities has written seasonal articles for the Union-Bulletin.
“Bury Me With My Fly Rod/The Unvarnished Truth About Fly Fishing” is his latest collection of stories, this time about the fly fishing experience.
Dauble will sign his books from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 15 at Book & Game Co., 38 E. Main St. Stop by and tell him a fishing story.
Dauble leads readers through a “spoke of the wheel” tour of Northeastern Oregon trout streams, battles the “Mike Tyson” of Couse Creek, hikes into Spirit Mountain and soaks flies near his cabin in the Umatilla River canyon.
Regale in tales about grasshoppers on a string, beaver scat, dogs that herd trout and how not to teach your honey to cast. Swing a fly for steelhead on the Columbia and Deschutes rivers, and chase “Brownies” on the Isle of Skye.
Learn what makes a perfect rod and the secret of his mother’s huckleberry cream pie.
Praise for the book comes in various forms.
Craig Schumann, editor of Fly Fishing & Tying Journal and author of “40 Great American Trout Flies,” says “Dennis Dauble writes with humor and eloquence about fly fishing’s capacity to reach across generations, connecting family, friends, and fishing companions.”
David Paul Williams, author of “Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth,” says “‘Bury Me With My Fly Rod’ is a joyful read, laced with light humor, insight and wisdom.”
George Krumm, editor of Fish Alaska and Hunt Alaska, says “Dauble’s personal accounts remind me of all the reasons I take to the water. His reflective, entertaining and realistic writing style makes for a highly enjoyable read.”
Dauble retired as a fisheries scientist and is the award-winning author of the natural history guidebook, “Fishes of the Columbia Basin” second edition, 2016, in addition to two previous short story collections: “The Barbless Hook,” 2013, and “One More Last Cast,” 2016. Through humor, wit and self-reflection, his personal accounts of a day on the water will entertain and inform.