March 31, 2017 at 10:12 am

DeMott’s ‘Angling Days’ Honored at Ohioana Library Day

Robert DeMott’s Angling Days: A Fly Fisher’s Journal is one of the books honored at this year’s Ohioana Library Day on April 8. He also is serving on a panel on the “Great Outdoors.”

DeMott is Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio University.

Angling Days book cover. A fly fisher's journal by Robert DeMott, with fisherman illustrationSpanning more than 45 years, Angling Days is a collection of DeMott’s numerous journal entries, each a small essay in itself, jotted down during the placid moments of fishing in and along the streams and rivers of North America. Through his journaling, DeMott carries on the angling tradition of channeling the tranquility of fly fishing into creative endeavors.

Angling Days is a lifetime of work, a chronicle of what it is to be an angler seeking the most pristine waters and the smartest fish. It is a collection of entries and musings in the vein of DeMott’s literary hero, Henry David Thoreau, and promises to shine a new light on the art and joy of fly fishing.

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