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Online book reading

2009/2/19 19:59
From Mont Co, Pa
Posts: 428
Could someone tell me how to go about reading "The Vanishing Trout" by Charles Lose online? I don't know where to get a reprinted copy, and an original copy is through the roof!

Posted on: 2010/6/20 8:41
Protect the resource, let them go.

Re: Online book reading

2006/11/20 10:08
Posts: 362
I am clueless about how to read it online, but the last I knew, Flyfisher's Paradise near State College had it in stock. I'd advise contacting FFP. It really is an interesting read about the dear departed days of yesteryear in n/c PA.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 9:46

Re: Online book reading

2006/11/2 8:50
Posts: 1704
If Flyfishers Paradise doesn't have them, try Slate Run Tackle and Otto Bookstore in Williamsport. But it may be out of print.

If you are just looking to read the book, rather than buy it, just go to the nearest public library, and get it through inter-library loan. Don't hestitate to do this. It's a normal function of the public libraries; they do this all the time.

It's an excellent book. I think you'll really enjoy reading it.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 10:31

Re: Online book reading

2006/9/18 16:54
From Oxford, Chester Co. and Reedsville, Mifflin Co. PA
Posts: 101
I've checked "Internet Archive" for Vanishing Trout and returned no records. Then I checked "Google Books" and got a message that the text of Vanishing Trout is not available online likely because of copyright issues. So it seems a purchase or interlibrary loan are your only options. It is an expensive book but well worth the price. I bought a copy about a year ago and have read it twice in that time. The author's written record of PA trout fishing techniques in the days before spinning tackle are fascinating. One can see that the nineteenth century technique of spinning a minnow lead directly to modern spinning tactics (however gross and disturbing those modern tactics may be - just kidding). Lose's story of the "Sang Hunter" records a way of eastern mountain life which has sadly disappeared. I highly recommend this one.

Posted on: 2010/6/23 10:53

Re: Online book reading

2010/6/19 16:43
From Clinton County, Pa.
Posts: 230
Wildtrout 2 The Jersey Shore Public Library in Jersey Shore Pa. has a copy of "The Vanishing Trout" I don't know how the inter-library loan program works but this information should give you a good start. It is a great book I own a copy of the 1993 reprint. Good luck.

Posted on: 2010/8/8 23:36
"Even the thousandth trip to the same familiar stream begins with renewed hope and unfailing faith." ZANE GREY

Re: Online book reading

2006/11/2 8:50
Posts: 1704
Here's how the inter-library loan thing goes:

1) Go to your local library.

2) Tell them you would like to get a book through inter-library loan.

3) Write author and title on a piece of paper.

4) A while later (week or two) they notify you that the book has arrived and you go pick it up.

Cost = free

You may even be able to do this online now through your local library.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 0:06

Re: Online book reading

2009/10/15 13:45
From Eastern PA
Posts: 37
Reading, Lancaster and York county libraries have the feature online now. Indexes and searches other libraries and you can request copy online. Sweet.

Posted on: 2010/8/30 16:07

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