A Fishing Life
Blue Lines is about fishing small streams in the Rocky Mountain West. It follows one man's life from Colorado childhood streams to Montana high country creeks. Blue Lines is filled with superbly told fishing stories, and it shows us fishing as a healer, fishing as common ground between adversaries, and fishing as a way to escape the travails of the mundane.
Author: Tom Reed
Blue Lines - Mike's Gone Fishing
Blue Lines: A Book Review - Up the Poudre
Book Report: Blue Lines by Tom Reed - Arizona Wanderings
"Writing the West: Literary reviews of the Northern Rockies" - Big Sky Journal
A life-long Westerner, Tom Reed is the author of two books. In 2003, he wrote Great Wyoming Bear Stories, a work compiled through dozens of personal interviews with people whose lives had been changed — positively and negatively — by Wyoming bruins.
Most recently, he wrote Give Me Mountains For My Horses, a collection of essays about horses that Reed has owned in his lifetime.
The personal essays follow Reed’s evolution as a horseman, with a particular emphasis on wild Wyoming country and good equine companionship. Both books were published by Riverbend Publishing, Helena, Montana. His fiction and nonfiction work has also appeared in several anthologies. Reed at one time was the managing editor for the Lander Journal, and served as Senior Editor for Wyoming Wildlife magazine. In addition, he was the Publications Manager for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) for nearly ten years.
He is a regular columnist of Wyoming Wildlife News and has won multiple awards from the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, the Association for Conservation Information, the Colorado Press Association and the Wyoming Press Association. He attended the prestigious Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College in 2001. He currently splits his time between Montana and Wyoming.