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A personal account of the author's long pursuit of the great sea-run rainbow trout and what he has learned about fishing for them in the rivers and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest. Drawings by Gordon Allen. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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To be a steelhead fly fisherman, says Steve Raymond at the start of this memorable book, "is to spend hundreds of long days under leaden skies oozing endless rain, to feel the sudden crackle of energy that comes on those wonderful rare mornings when the sun rises in a cloudless sky and reveals the country in all its freshly washed splendor, to stand for countless cold hours in icy gray rivers while the hope for a steelhead burns lower and lower...and then to experience the explosive, helpless, breath-robbing excitement that comes in the split second when a steelhead finally does take with a strike that shakes your arms all the way to their sockets, to see the unforgettable sight of the fish's first cartwheeling leap, its sides flashing with a brighter light than day."Steelhead Country brilliantly captures the great joys and challenges of fly fishing for steelhead trout. It is a warmly personal account of the author's long pursuit of these great sea-run rainbow trout and what he has learned about fishing for them in the rivers and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest. (61/4 X 91/4, 228 pages, illustrations)
A wise sportsperson writes about the fishing he or she knows: what Raymond knows best is fly-fishing the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. This time it's for steelhead, a singular sea-migrating Western trout species the color of worn silverplate. After 25 seasons on such rivers as the Sauk, the Stillaguamish and the Green, Raymond ( Kamloops ) is able to make of fly-fishing for steelhead a metaphor for all of angling's particular truths and joys. Readers will be drawn upriver by fine strokes of description of the waterways and the fishing--"The steelhead bolted out of the slot and into the quiet water of an upstream pool, then jumped high, throwing spats of silver spray"--and by Raymond's magnetic sense of place in steelhead country. Add this book to the shelf of choice regional outdoors writing from the Pacific Northwest. Drawings not seen by PW.
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Book Description Lyons Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111558211268
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Book Description Lyons Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000175965
Book Description Lyons Press, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1558211268