Fly fishing author to visit Sisters bookstore


Last updated 9/6/2022 at Noon

Author and retired fisheries scientist Dennis Dauble will present from his books “Chasing Ghost Trout” and “Bury Me with My Flyrod: The Unvarnished Truth About Fly Fishing” on Tuesday, September 13, at Paulina Springs Books. “Chasing Ghost Trout” was a finalist in the Outdoor Writers of America Excellence in Craft contest for 2021.

In his most personal book to date, Dennis Dauble shares the events and people that shaped his love for wild trout and the streams of Oregon’s Blue Mountains.

“Chasing Ghost Trout” is a rollicking ride through five decades of heartfelt memories that show how the spirit of family and a love of nature can carry us through life.

Dauble tells stories about encounters with wood ticks, a first steelhead, cleavage from heaven, sibling rivalry, old trucks, giant bull trout, organized religion, and a legendary rock formation.

Even through the pain and uncertainty of his battle with prostate cancer and the loss of dear family members, comfort is found in the constant companionship of his Grandpa Harry’s battered willow creel — aka fish box — and its elusive collection of “ghost trout.”

Dennis Dauble retired in 2008 from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, after a 35-year career as a fisheries scientist.

He has since written five books about fish and fishing, including the natural history guidebook “Fishes of the Columbia Basin,” three short-story collections (“The Barbless Hook,” “One More Last Cast,” and “Bury Me with My Fly Rod”) that won awards for excellence from the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.

Dauble speaks widely to museums, public libraries, civic and sportsman groups on such topics as the history of fish and fishing in the Columbia Basin, ecology of fish-eating birds, water management conflict, and fly fishing Blue Mountain streams.

His website is https://

The free, all-ages event starts at 6:30 p.m. Paulina Springs Books is located at 252 W. Hood Ave. For more information call 541-549-0866 or visit


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