Pooner: A Legendary Fish Tale
Author: Thomas Edward Rolando
5.5 x 8.5
"Pooner " a must read for all Iron Rangers, Minnesotans and avid Outdoorsman alike!" " Rainer Chronicle.
"Two thumbs up, way up. Everyone who has ever wet a line should consider
this a must read." " Nicky Luvadus, Chief Editor of The Outdoorsman.
"Now I finally know where to fish and how to fish. Thanks Pooner for your
secrets, especially on the Ranier Bridge hot spot!" " Barry Woods, Owner
& Proprietor of "Woody's Fairly Reliable Guide Fishing Services," www.fairlyreliable.com.
"The only guy who fishes more than Pooner is the fisherman painted on the
sign outside Riley's Sporting Goods." " Stan Johnson.
"Can't wait for the Duck Hunting sequel." " Ben Stone, Rainy Lake stalwart
and avid outdoorsman.
"Pooner " A Legendary Fish Tale is way more than a book about fishing, it's
a book about life. I especially love the chapters on The Supporting Cast and
The Fishing Holes." " Tom Worth, Legendary Rainy Lake Fisherman.
"In Pooner, you have a Sustainable Way of Life." " Midwest Center for Sustainability.
"The only thing better than reading Pooner " A Legendary Fish Tale, is eating
Pooner-caught and -filleted Rainy Lake walleye. Best combination ever!"
" Wayne "Porky Pig" Enger.
Imagine if you were given a do-over, a do-over in
life, a mulligan to re-tee the biggest drive of all
" your life. How would you operate? What would
you do differently? What would you do the same?
What would matter to you the most? And would
you go out and do it? Forget the bucket list of
things to check off or a list of things to do before
you die, that is for score-keeping and is a terrible
example of how to live a life. Living your life is
the important thing. In Pooner " A Legendary Fish
Tale " this IS the story of how to live your life and
how to do it so you never look back wishing and
wanting. Pooner is not only a fish tale for the ages,
but the story of how one man " my father, Jim
Rolando, led a normal everyday life but touched
so many as a friend, parent, colleague or stranger
while becoming an everyday hero to all that met
him along the way.
In Pooner " A Legendary Fish Tale " you are taken
from his early days in the boundary waters of
Northern Minnesota in the remote town of Ely
where lasting impressions of the wilderness are
ingrained into him. As life takes it course, Pooner's
adventures take him to athletic heights, to the
Korean War where he was stationed in Germany,
and to various points on Minnesota's Iron Range
and finally to his dream spot fishing Rainy Lake
in International Falls. It is on Rainy Lake where
Pooner becomes one with nature, where the legend
comes into full bloom and where do-overs are