San Juan River Chronicle: Personal Remembrances of One of America's Premier Trout Streams

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With an abundance of lyricism and insight, Steven Meyers writes about the natural history and sporting opportunities found on his home river, the San Juan of New Mexico. Rising out of southern Colorado's majestic San Juan Mountains and flowing through the arid hardscrabble of the Southwest, the San Juan has garnered a devoted following of fly fishers. This classic tailwater fishery is renowned around the world for easy access and trophy-sized trout. But with fame comes a cost, and the river is now host to a ...

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Overview

With an abundance of lyricism and insight, Steven Meyers writes about the natural history and sporting opportunities found on his home river, the San Juan of New Mexico. Rising out of southern Colorado's majestic San Juan Mountains and flowing through the arid hardscrabble of the Southwest, the San Juan has garnered a devoted following of fly fishers. This classic tailwater fishery is renowned around the world for easy access and trophy-sized trout. But with fame comes a cost, and the river is now host to a carnival of crowds, poachers, and crass trophy seekers. Meyers mourns the loss of solitude while celebrating his own ways of seeking solace on a river known only superficially by most who fish its hallowed pools and riffles.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The Southwest’s best trout-fishing writer  . . . weighs in with another collection of fine essays. I’ll read Steve Meyers as long as he writes.”
—Stephen J. Bodio (from a review in Fly Rod & Reel)

“Meyers writes well and movingly in this book, as he did in a previous one, Notes from the San Juans, a collection of essays about people, fishing and places in southwestern Colorado . . . . If fame is what saves great trout rivers, then Meyers needn’t worry about the ultimate fate of the San Juan River—particularly when it has advocates like the author of San Juan River Chronicle.” —Bob Saile (from a review in the Denver Post)

“Rarely has one man’s relationship to a great home river been chronicled with such loving, complex and enduring insights.” (from a review in the March-April 1995 issue of Fly Fishing magazine)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871089694
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Series: Pruett Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven J. Meyers has been teaching English and Writing at Fort Lewis College since the winter of 2000. He has been a professional photographer, ski instructor, and fly-fishing guide, and much else. He is the author of six books and his writing has appeared in numerous national publications and journals.
Books: On Seeing Nature, Lime Creek Odyssey, Streamside Reflections, The Nature of Fly Fishing, Notes from the San Juans, San Juan River Chronicle. Awards: Colorado Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Honored Artist (1981); Colorado Council on the Arts/Western States Arts Foundation CoVisions Grant (1992); Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Colorado Journeys featured author (1996, 2004).

Awards: Colorado Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Honored Artist (1981); Colorado Council on the Arts/Western States Arts Foundation CoVisions Grant (1992); Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Colorado Journeys featured author (1996, 2004)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Quality Water
The Gray Season
Poachers
The Water Witch
Some Days Are Electric
The Big Bug
Holy Water
Carpe Diem
Coming of Age
On Guiding
Some Unorthodox Advice Concerning Fly Rods
Watching for the Wink
A River in Decline?
Mentors

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