Chad Hanson is a Scientist by training, a sociologist by degree, a pragmatist, and a bit of a skeptic. But when he gets within a mile of a trout stream his thoughts become cloudy, he loses manual dexterity, and tends to babble and shuffle around without regard for logic or reason. Chad Hanson is a fly fisherman. From the banks of the Tomorrow River in north central Wisconsin to the North Platte in Wyoming, and anywhere in between, Hanson presents eleven literary sketches that offer the world through the fly fisher's eye. ""Swimming with Trout"" uses the sport of angling as a vehicle to address broader issues such as the plight of Native Americans, the state of the environment, consumerism, property rights, species extinction, and the depth of human friendship. Whether he is reflecting on the multimillion dollar industry fly fishing has become, contemplating the ethics of the sport, or wondering what musical instrument a brook trout would play if it could, Hanson's vignettes drive at the heart of the force that turns an ordinary person into a passionate angler.