East Branch: Six Years on a Catskill Trout Stream by Mitch Keller

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In this creative nonfiction narrative, Mitch Keller chronicles his move from New York City to live as a hand-to-mouth trout bum upstate and shares what it is really like to move to trout country to try to build a life around fly fishing—a dream of so many anglers. All the joys and rewards of the angling life are here in abundance, but so are the chronic financial hardship, the menial jobs, the interminable winters, the moments of doubt—everything that comes with that life and the decision to live it.

This compelling story of life living along and fishing a classic trout stream of the Catskills is sure to not only interest those that fish the area but also captivate anyone who has dreamed of leaving the hustle of the city behind to live a more deliberate life.

Globe Pequot / Stackpole Books
Pages: 184 • Trim: 6⅜ x 9⅜
978-0-8117-3937-5 • Hardback • December 2020