Synopses & Reviews
The Penobscot, Penns Creek, the Little River, Guadalupe, Firehole, Copper River--these streams and ninety-four others like them provide the best trout fishing in America say members of Trout Unlimited (TU). With a dozen or more streams in each of eight regions, one of Americas one hundred best trout streams flows within a few hours drive of most of the nations anglers. These are the rivers that anglers dream of visiting. Describing species, hatches, the flies and lures, and when to fish, each profile contains information and maps that boosts angler success. Profiles present, as well, the environmental challenges facing each stream and the role that TU and others play in protecting the fishery. Extensive interviews with anglers for whom each stream is “home water,” add depth to personal observations formed when award-winning writer and angler, John Ross, fished many of these streams himself.
Many who buy the book set out to fish all the streams. For others, the guide is an essential ingredient in the planning of fishing and family vacations. Its a book thats as at home next to a fly tyers bench as it is tucked in the console between the seats of a pickup truck. A portion of the sale of each book goes to Trout Unlimited to help protect and sustain coldwater fisheries.
"One of my favorite guides, and a great "take along" for interstate road-trips, is Trout Unlimited's Guide to America's 100 Best Trout Streams. It's a great way to see your state, or a state you're visiting."-www.troutworld.com
Praise for Sports Afield Guide to North America's Greatest Fishing Lodges, also by John Ross:
"Ross, a contributing editor to Sports Afield magazine, and Anders, a writer and editor for Country Inns magazine, have created an excellent companion guide for those who love to fish. Whether rustic settings with cooking facilities or full-service lodgings, they are in here. Beginning with the East and continuing through eight other areas of North America, the authors offer vital statistics, including fish species, season, rates, other possible activities, and a brief description of both the fishing and the lodging. They also offer useful travel tips, for example, on what and how to pack and information concerning shipping fish home. There is a brief list of references for each part of the country. A valuable tool for fishing travelers; recommended for all libraries."
"This smart, thorough guide covers more than 250 freshwater and saltwater fishing lodges in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Whether you enjoy stalking high-mountain brook trout on tiny flies or throwing wiggly worms to largemouth bass in southern swamps, you can find a destination resort, ranch, or wilderness floatplane drop-off that will satisfy your fishing needs and budget."
Thoroughly revised, with more than thirty new streams and up-to-date maps, this is the best guide to the best trout fishing in America.
About the Author
John Ross, raised in East Tennessee on the flank of the Great Smokies, was given his first rod and reel by his granddad. Ever since, Ross has chased trout and salmon from the waters of the high Arctic tundra to the river of the grassy steppe of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. He is actively involved with Trout Unlimited, and as this is written, serves as the chair of the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited. He is the author of several sporting travel books including The Sports Afield Guide to America's Greatest Fishing Lodges.