Friday, November 8, 2013

50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish

So many books, so little time. Many of you are voracious readers as I am when it comes to fly fishing. If you've hung round Windknots long enough you know that I'm big on "Where to fish" books. I've reviewed a couple over the years. I am extremely pleased to announce the Stonefly Press soon to be released - 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish. by Terry & Wendy Gunn. 

Terry Gunn, a full time guide since 1983, and his wife Wendy started Lees Ferry Anglers Fly Shop and Guide Service on the Colorado River tailwater below Glen Canyon Dam (Lake Powell) in 1989. They acquired Cliff Dwellers Lodge in 2001. They are the longtime co-hosts of the TV program, Fly Fish Television Magazine. 

50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish is a chapter by chapter rundown of the best tailwaters to fish in the U.S. and Canada. The Gunn's provide guide suggestions for the waters, the hatches, best times to go, best fly patterns and local resources for anything you would need to make your trip a success. Well known names like Pat Dorsey, Craig Matthews, John & Amy Hazel, Tim Linehan, Mike Mercer, Mike Lawson, Left Kreh and many others - contributed their years of experience to the book.

The 272 page book is divided into 56 chapters according to the Gunns. The book’s chapters are divided first by region, and then from south to north within each region to accommodate travel and road trips.  In addition, the book is chock full of detailed contour maps of each tailwater, which include local roads and river access points and plenty of photographs. 

Take a look at this short video clip and see what all the hubbub is about. 

For those of you planning once in a lifetime fishing trips to famous tailwaters, 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish has to be the best way to make sure all your bases are covered. 

I would like to thank Stonefly Press for the opportunity to not only put out the word on this great looking guide, but to review it as well. Look for a review at a later date. You can click the link to order your copy now.

The mission of Stonefly Press is to advance the work of authors and increase the quality and sustainability of wild fisheries for future generations.