Bait for Trout

Bait for Trout:  Being the Confessions of an Unorthodox Angler (By Jim Ure, Henry Regnery, 1973)

Bait for Trout by Jim UreThis was my first book and it was not very good. It was published hardbound in 1973 by a house that was trying to expand its list. The cover price was $5.95.  Recently my grandchildren bought a used copy at Powell’s in Portland. It cost $5.95. Inflation hasn’t touched some things.

The greatness of that otherwise humdrum work were the illustrations by Roger Merrill, who was then doing work for Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.