The Confluence: Fly-fishing & Friendship at Cotuit Library Dec 9th

A chat with Phil Odence
Photo courtesy of Philip Odence

The Confluence: Fly-fishing & Friendship a chat with Phil Odence

Friday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m. - Cotuit Library 

871 Main Street Cotuit MA 02630 508-428-8141

Join Philip Odence for a talk based on the book he coauthored, The Confluence: Fly-fishing & Friendship in the Dartmouth College Grant.

Seven lifelong friends head north each June to a remote cabin at the confluence of the Dead Diamond and Swift Diamond Rivers in Northern New Hampshire. What started as a single fly-fishing trip has evolved over 20+ years into an annual retreat to the mystical environs of Dartmouth's Second College Grant, far from the workaday world and vibrant with brotherhood, creativity and reflection. 

Fishing is only a part of their story. In a collection of intertwined essays from seven unique voices, the authors reveal how their friendships have grown deeper as their lives flow into middle age, with laughs, tears and insight into the intersection between humanity and the natural world. The reader comes along to experience New England wilderness wonders, stinky outhouses, original watercolors, floods, a wine tasting, a dramatic search and rescue…and fly-fishing for native brook trout.

  • “A bright and wonderful read!”  -Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Vermont
  • “This book… is about the very meaning of friendship…”  -Mel Allen, Editor, Yankee Magazine

Philip Odence is a Renaissance fisherman who caught his first trout in the Mashpee River. He is also an avid sailor, hiker, barefoot runner and watercolor artist. Philip spent every summer sailing Skiffs and reading books from the Cotuit Library, and he’s now a third generation resident of the village.


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