Sometimes, I get lucky. I have always been a big fan of Eat More Brook Trout, the blog of author Chris Hunt. When the Outdoor Blogger Network had its first birthday, they generously put up a smorgasbord of giveaways. I passed on many because it was gear that I did not really need or I was not super excited about, until I saw this book. I have always had my eye on Chris Hunt’s book, Shin Deep, and could not have been happier when I won it in this giveaway. It was perfect timing too, for now I had something to read on my 5 hour trip back to Pennsylvania to get outsmarted by big whitetails.
The tagline for Shin Deep really says it all: “A fly fisher’s love of living water.” Anyone who knows me at all knows that I live to fly fish small streams. Chris knows his way around words and does a fine job of telling stories that show his love and appreciation for the small stream. From stories of taking his kids fishing, to breaking rod tips while having fun on the stream, it is a pretty real look at small stream fishing from Idaho to West Virginia. I could go on about what a wonderful writer Chris Hunt is, but you’d be better served picking up his book, Shin Deep and finding out for yourself.