Friday, December 2, 2016

25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish

The older I get and the tighter money is, when the time comes to take a vacation now I do a lot of research. Things like where am I going to stay?  Are there restaurants and a fly shop in the area? Even how far I have to drive from where I'm staying to where I'm fishing.  I want to be very familiar with the area.

Of course I get a lot of information on line. But when it comes to reading on line, I take most everything with a grain of salt.  That's why I am so crazy about a series of books that Stonefly Press has been publishing for a while now.

The latest is called 25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish researched, written, and edited by Terry and Wendy Gunn and Bennett Mintz.  Individual park chapters were written by guides, fly shop owners and outfitters who provide services to each of the parks and nearby waters from Acadia in Maine to Katmai in Alaska.

25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish has taken 25 of the 57 best (as the title implies) and provided a guide to visiting those parks.

Looking through 25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish gives important information you need when you plan a long distance trip including; travel information, entry and access information, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, fish species, fly patterns and detailed maps and photos.

25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish is a great way to plan a family trip with plenty of suggestions for other attractions for those that don't fish. Parks outlined in the book by chapter are:

Acadia National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Congaree National Park
Biscayne National Park
Everglades National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Great Basin National Park
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Yosemite National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Great Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park (divided into 4 chapters)
Glacier National Park
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Denali National Park and Preserve
Katmai National Park

I may be a little biased because I enjoy many of Stonefly Press "Best" books, not only for the detailed information needed for a successful fly fishing trip, but also for the beautiful photographs and words of wisdom from the people that know these parks intimately.  I highly recommend 25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish, or any of Stonefly Press' other destination fly fishing books. Check them out...Christmas is right around the corner!

For additional information or to purchase the book, contact Stonefly Press at; fax (877-609-3814); email