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Fish, Frogs, and Fireflies

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We’re never too old to grow up with nature

In Fish, Frogs, and Fireflies: Growing Up with Nature, award-winning outdoors writer Robert Montgomery and 13 friends explore what and how we learn about life from the everyday miracles of nature. Each story celebrates the tangible and intangible blessings we derive from the outdoors

These tales encourage us to sleep in a tent, swim in a lake, blow the fluff off a dandelion, and wish on a falling star. Invest enough time and a butterfly might land on your nose, or a hummingbird on your finger. You might see an eagle soar or a double rainbow splashed across the western sky at dawn.

  Read this book to a child! Take it with you on a hike, a fishing excursion, or camping trip. The essays and short stories will inspire you to enjoy the natural world, even if you don’t know a cricket from a cricket frog. They will enlighten you with cautionary tales of thin ice and blazing campfires. They will entertain you with accounts of an alien invasion, white rats run amuck, and an embarrassing trip to the emergency room.

 Fish, Frogs, and Fireflies will educate you about nature’s mysteries and miracles, ranging from mermaids and snake spit, to African lions and Ozarks dinosaurs. This book will take you to the stars, the mountains, and a little creek below the tree line at the baseball field. And if you enjoyed the outdoors as a child, they will bring back glorious memories.

About the author 

Since he opened the backdoor on his own at age four and stepped outside, Robert U. Montgomery has had a lifelong love affair with nature. His degree in journalism from the University of Missouri helped him build a career writing about its many facets, including fishing and environmental issues.

He is author of Why We Fish (NorLights Press), Better Bass Fishing (Countryman Press) and founder of Activist Angler, a website devoted to promoting and protecting recreational fishing. He is a long-time Senior Writer specializing in conservation for B.A.S.S. Publications, and a Contributing Writer for Fishing Tackle Retailer Magazine.

In addition, the Missouri native is winner of the prestigious Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award. He serves on the Board of Directors of Recycled Fish, a national conservation organization, and on the Conservation Pro Staff of Vanishing Paradise, a National Wildlife Federation initiative to restore Louisiana’s fish and waterfowl habitat by reconnecting the Mississippi River it the state’s wetlands.

Robert has fished and photographed wildlife in Africa, South America, Central America, as well as North America.  Montgomery lives on a small lake in the eastern Ozarks with his dog, Pippa.  

 

 

 

 

Number of pages: 220  ‚óŹ   Size: 6 x 9 

 ISBN: 978-1-935254- 78-2 

In Why We Fish, fishing expert Robert Montgomery examines the reasons we keep going back to the water and how fishing enriches us.  Contributed by ten passionate anglers, the essays on these pages celebrate the tangible and intangible blessings we derive from one of man’s oldest pastimes.

 Buy it from Norlights Press or Amazon.

In Why We Fish, Robert Montgomery examines the reasons we keep going back to the water and how fishing enriches us, both individually and as a society. Contributed by ten passionate anglers, the essays on these pages celebrate the tangible and intangible blessings we derive from one of man’s oldest pastimes. W

What is life all about? Go fishing and find out.  But first, enjoy the wonderful essays in Why We Fish.

Robert discovered that we fish to remember, and we fish to forget. We fish when we’re happy, and when we’re sad. We fish to bond with friends and family, or to be alone. Whatever our motivation, no matter where we are on the success spectrum, fishing makes our lives better in ways we never could have imagined. It slows us down. It sets us free. It teaches us about nature, even while showing us how much we don’t know. And fishing becomes the foundation for our fondest memories.

 

The secret is out: Every fisherman or -woman, from tournament anglers to hobbyists, will find tips here to improve their catch rate and their entire fishing experience. Now the knowldge of the pros is available to everyone.

In Better Bass Fishing, you'll learn strategies to improve your catch rate; how and why weather affects fishing; why some baits work better than others --- and how some are designed more to catch anglers than fsh.

Better Bass Fishing contains plenty of how-to information while concentrating on the big picture, as Montgomery recommends ways anglers can improve their fisheries through specific individual acitons; reveals how anglers can improve their performance through fitness and diet; and offers tips on how to better protect yourself and your equipment while on the road.

But it from Amazon or other book sellers.