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Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die : Fly-Fishing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations - Chris Santella

Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die

Fly-Fishing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

By: Chris Santella, R. Valentine Atkinson (Photographer), Mike Fitzgerald (Foreword by)

Hardcover

Published: 1st May 2004
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Amateur or expert, every angler dreams of landing "the big one," but that's only part of the appeal of fly fishing. Because even when hours pass without a bite, nothing beats the rugged beauty of the surroundings.

For both armchair travelers and avid outdoorsmen who may have already started a checklist of their own, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die maps out the meccas of the fly-fishing world.Through in-depth interviews with the sport's acknowledged gurus, author Chris Santella goes beyond standard guides to convey the very essence of the recommended locations. Readers can vicariously cast mouse patterns to fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangle with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and match the hatch on Montana's Armstrong's Spring Creek. Jardines de la Reina, Cuba (tarpon), the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka (rainbow trout), and the Rio Negro, Brazil (peacock bass) are also included.

The essays include a cultural and natural history of each site, along with colorful anecdotes based on the author's and authorities' experiences. With breathtakingly beautiful photos of the spots, many by celebrated fly-fishing photographer R. Valentine Atkinson, the book also provides adventurous anglers with enough travel-and-tackle information so that they, too, can start planning excursions to go fish around the globe.

About the Author

Chris Santella is a marketing consultant and freelance writer (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, Fish & Fly, Fly Rod & Reel, etc.), but his true passion is fly-fishing. He plies his local rivers in Portland, Oregon, on a weekly basis and has fished throughout the United States, his native England, British Columbia, and Alaska. He lives in Portland with his wife and daughter.

Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
The Destinations
Alaska-Bristol Bay: Rainbow Trout and Silver Salmon Around Bristol Bayp. 17
Alaska-Pacific Coast-Alaska Peninsula: Silver Salmon on Nakalilok Bayp. 21
Argentina-Bariloche: Landlocked Salmon on Rio Trafulp. 25
Argentina-Corrientes: Golden Dorado on Estero Iberap. 29
Argentina-Tierra del Fuego: Sea-Run Brown Trout on the Rio Grandep. 33
Australia: Black Marlin off Cairnsp. 37
Bahamas: Bonefish off North Andros Islandp. 41
Brazil: Peacock Bass on the Rio Negro Riverp. 45
British Columbia-Bella Coola: Steelhead on the Dean Riverp. 49
British Columbia-Smithers: Steelhead on the Skeena Systemp. 53
California: Brown and Rainbow Trout Around Greater Reddingp. 57
Chile: Brown and Rainbow Trout off Chilean Fjordsp. 61
Colorado: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Gunnison Riverp. 65
Cuba: Tarpon off Jardines de la Reinap. 68
England-Blagdon: Rainbow Trout on Blagdon Lakep. 71
England-Stockbridge: Brown Trout on the River Testp. 75
Florida: Permit off the Florida Keysp. 79
Iceland: Atlantic Salmon on the Laxa i Adaldalp. 85
Idaho-Last Chance: Rainbow Trout on the Henry's Forkp. 89
Idaho-Stanley: Cutthroat Trout on the Middle Fork of the Salmon Riverp. 95
Kiribati: Giant Trevally off Christmas Islandp. 99
Labrador: Brook Trout on the Woods River Systemp. 103
Louisiana: Redfish Around Cocodriep. 106
Maine: Landlocked Salmon on the West Branch of the Penobscot Riverp. 109
Massachusetts: Striped Bass off Martha's Vineyardp. 113
Mexico-Sinaloa: Largemouth Bass on Lake Huitesp. 117
Mexico-Yucatan: Snook off Boca Pailap. 121
Michigan: Brown Trout on the Au Sable Riverp. 124
Mongolia: Taimen in Mongoliap. 129
Montana-Fort Smith: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Bighorn Riverp. 132
Montana-Livingston: Rainbow Trout on Armstrong's Spring Creekp. 137
New York: Rainbow Trout on the Upper Delaware Riverp. 143
New Zealand: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the South Islandp. 147
Northwest Territories: Northern Pike on Great Slave Lakep. 151
Norway: Atlantic Salmon on the Alta Riverp. 155
Oregon-Glide: Steelhead on the North Umpqua Riverp. 161
Oregon-Maupin: Redsides and Steelhead on the Deschutes Riverp. 165
Pennsylvania: Brown Trout on Letort Spring Runp. 171
Quebec: Atlantic Salmon on the Grand Cascapediap. 175
Russia-Kamchatka: Rainbow Trout on the Zhupanova Riverp. 179
Russia-Kola Peninsula: Atlantic Salmon on the Ponoi Riverp. 183
Scotland: Atlantic Salmon on the Rivers Dee and Tayp. 187
Seychelles Islands: Bonefish on St. Francois Lagoonp. 191
Spain: Brown Trout Around Peralejos de las Truchasp. 195
Utah: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Green Riverp. 199
Vermont: Brown Trout on the Battenkill Riverp. 203
Virginia: Smallmouth Bass on the Shenandoah Riverp. 206
Wyoming: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Firehole Riverp. 209
Wyoming and Montana: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Madison Riverp. 213
Zambia: Tiger Fish on the Zambezi Riverp. 219
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ISBN: 9781584793564
ISBN-10: 1584793562
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 18.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1