"This story is about madness", Paul Quarrington admits blithely in his delightful tale of great fish and mortal men. Thus readers may discern they have joined up with devoted anglers; sane people wouldn't visit a cold, windswept isle in vain pursuit of the world's largest speckled trout. However, most people have never been importuned by the likes of Gordon Deval, teacher extraordinaire and singular proponent of transcendental fishing wisdom. A longtime North American casting champion, Deval is Quarrington's "old guy", the wise man who can teach him about angling's mysterious ways. Quarrington innocently accompanies him to northern Quebec in search of "the one that got away", a humongous trout that Deval, like a modern Ahab, hooked and lost years earlier. With a keen eye for humorous detail and a razor-sharp sense of the absurd, Quarrington gives us a book that is one part tall tale, one part true adventure, and one hundred percent irresistible. More than just a thigh-slappingly funny story of an ill-starred fishing trip, Fishing with My Old Guy is an exploration of the art of angling, the love of wilderness, and the nature of friendship.