Familiar Waters: A lifetime of fly fishing Montana

Familiar Waters: A lifetime of fly fishing Montana

Familiar Waters: A lifetime of fly fishing Montana

Familiar Waters: A lifetime of fly fishing Montana


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The perfect companion for fly fishers new or experienced.

From the pages: “As the years go by, I clearly remember the fishing and the scenery, and I have my old fishing logs for reference. In time, the focal point of an adventure may fade to a particular fish, vision of landscape, or a special wildlife encounter; the reason for being there. A fish is sometimes memorable due to size, but is more often remembered because of the circumstances, the particular challenge, the color and appearance, or a special location on a stream.”

 From the foreword: "As you read this book, you will be streamside with him (David). In these pages you will find stories, experiences, and wisdom. These have been earned by David and belong to him. After reading this book, they will belong to you as well."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732496866
Publisher: Riverfeet Press
Publication date: 08/06/2020
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 895,353
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Stuver grew up on a ranch in Montana when “...one could still ride all day without crossing a fence.” He began fly fishing in his early twenties, and found it both therapeutic, and as a method to explore Montana’s wild places. He spent his career with the Dept. of Agriculture, and developed a keen eye for entomology, hydrology and land-use ethics. His writing contains both technical and scientific components, plus the joy and humor of streamside companions. He has lived his entire life in Montana, and currently resides near the sparkling waters of Big Spring Creek.

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“I was a boy at a ranch on the Powder River in southeastern Montana, a generation removed from homesteaders. My mother’s parents resigned from teaching jobs in South Dakota to homestead free Montana land … when one could still ride all day without crossing a fence.”

Table of Contents

i-vi - Foreword by Daniel J. Rice

1 - Mysteries of the Hatches

2 - Other Hatches

3 - Flotation Fishing

4 - Streams: Life, Death, and Damage

5 - Hoppers and Crickets

6 - Only a Four Pounder

7 - Scattered Waters

8 - Guides

9 - Warm Waters and Rolling Hills

10 - The Fork in the Stream

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