Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die: Fly-Fishing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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 pattners 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 breath-takingly-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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613120729
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Santella regularly plies his local rivers in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, and Fly Rod & Reel, among other publications. This is his first book.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8
Foreword 9
Introduction 11
The Destinations
1 Alaska-Bristol Bay: Rainbow Trout and Silver Salmon Around Bristol Bay 17
2 Alaska-Pacific Coast-Alaska Peninsula: Silver Salmon on Nakalilok Bay 21
3 Argentina-Bariloche: Landlocked Salmon on Rio Traful 25
4 Argentina-Corrientes: Golden Dorado on Estero Ibera 29
5 Argentina-Tierra del Fuego: Sea-Run Brown Trout on the Rio Grande 33
6 Australia: Black Marlin off Cairns 37
7 Bahamas: Bonefish off North Andros Island 41
8 Brazil: Peacock Bass on the Rio Negro River 45
9 British Columbia-Bella Coola: Steelhead on the Dean River 49
10 British Columbia-Smithers: Steelhead on the Skeena System 53
11 California: Brown and Rainbow Trout Around Greater Redding 57
12 Chile: Brown and Rainbow Trout off Chilean Fjords 61
13 Colorado: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Gunnison River 65
14 Cuba: Tarpon off Jardines de la Reina 68
15 England-Blagdon: Rainbow Trout on Blagdon Lake 71
16 England-Stockbridge: Brown Trout on the River Test 75
17 Florida: Permit off the Florida Keys 79
18 Iceland: Atlantic Salmon on the Laxa i Adaldal 85
19 Idaho-Last Chance: Rainbow Trout on the Henry's Fork 89
20 Idaho-Stanley: Cutthroat Trout on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River 95
21 Kiribati: Giant Trevally off Christmas Island 99
22 Labrador: Brook Trout on the Woods River System 103
23 Louisiana: Redfish Around Cocodrie 106
24 Maine: Landlocked Salmon on the West Branch of the Penobscot River 109
25 Massachusetts: Striped Bass off Martha's Vineyard 113
26 Mexico-Sinaloa: Largemouth Bass on Lake Huites 117
27 Mexico-Yucatan: Snook off Boca Paila 121
28 Michigan: Brown Trout on the Au Sable River 124
29 Mongolia: Taimen in Mongolia 129
30 Montana-Fort Smith: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Bighorn River 132
31 Montana-Livingston: Rainbow Trout on Armstrong's Spring Creek 137
32 New York: Rainbow Trout on the Upper Delaware River 143
33 New Zealand: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the South Island 147
34 Northwest Territories: Northern Pike on Great Slave Lake 151
35 Norway: Atlantic Salmon on the Alta River 155
36 Oregon-Glide: Steelhead on the North Umpqua River 161
37 Oregon-Maupin: Redsides and Steelhead on the Deschutes River 165
38 Pennsylvania: Brown Trout on Letort Spring Run 171
39 Quebec: Atlantic Salmon on the Grand Cascapedia 175
40 Russia-Kamchatka: Rainbow Trout on the Zhupanova River 179
41 Russia-Kola Peninsula: Atlantic Salmon on the Ponoi River 183
42 Scotland: Atlantic Salmon on the Rivers Dee and Tay 187
43 Seychelles Islands: Bonefish on St. Francois Lagoon 191
44 Spain: Brown Trout Around Peralejos de las Truchas 195
45 Utah: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Green River 199
46 Vermont: Brown Trout on the Battenkill River 203
47 Virginia: Smallmouth Bass on the Shenandoah River 206
48 Wyoming: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Firehole River 209
49 Wyoming and Montana: Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Madison River 213
50 Zambia: Tiger Fish on the Zambezi River 219
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