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Book One, The Compleat Angler: Gus the Fish and The Rogue River Fishing War

• The narrator, Gus the Fish, begins telling a tale about his father, the fly-fisherman, and his mother, the worm fisher-woman.

• The father, Henning, the son of English aristocrats, lives a life of mixed cultures between tastes of the elite and fishing.

• Carolina, Gus's mother, has nicknamed Henning, Hen, while Gus has nicknamed his father H2O.

• Zeke, the brother-in-law, tells the funny fishing story of how Henning and Carolina met years before.
• The story Zeke tells is of Henning on a fly-fishing trip where he spends his day trying to catch a rather large steelhead that fights with him for many hours.

• Henning finally traps the steelhead in a pool where the two seem to take a rest.

• Another fisherman comes to the river to fish with worms, a method that completely baffles Henning...

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