Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die by Harry N. Abrams
Amateur or expert, every angler dreams of landing “the big one,” but that’s only part of the appeal of fly fishing. Nothing beats the rugged beauty of the surroundings. Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die maps out the meccas of the fly-fishing world.
Through in-depth interviews, author Chris Santella goes beyond standard guides to convey the very essence of the locations. The book covers such exotic locations as casting for fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangling with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and matching 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. 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.