- Gebundene Ausgabe: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; Auflage: 01 (1. Juni 2004)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1584793562
- ISBN-13: 978-1584793564
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18,7 x 2,5 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 80.896 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die: Fly-Fishing Experts Share the Worlds Greatest Destinations (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. Juni 2004
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For both armchair travelers and avid outdoorsmen and women, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die maps out the top fly-fishing destinations around the world. Through in-depth interviews with fifty fly-fishing gurus, including Dan Callaghan (noted fly-fishing photographer), John Randolph (editor-in-chief of Fly Fisherman magazine), Mike Fitzgerald (president of Frontiers, the world's leading fly-fishing travel company), and Joan Wulff (a women's fly-fishing pioneer), author Chris Santella goes beyond standard fishing guides to convey the very essence of each location. Readers can vicariously cast mouse pattners to fifty-pound taimen in the wilds of Mongolia, wrangle with wily permit off the Florida Keys, and match the hatch on Montana's Armstrong's Spring Creek. From Cuba to Kamchatka, each essay includes a cultural and natural history of the featured spot, colorful anecdotes based on the author's and authorities' experiences, and, finally, some "if you go" travel and tackle information so that the more adventurous can start planning their next fishing excursion. With 40 breathtakingly beautiful photographs of the spots, many by celebrated fly-fishing photographer R.Valentine Atkinson, this book is a lovely gift for any fisherman.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Chris Santella is a marketing consultant and freelance writer (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, Fish & Fly, Fly Rod & Reel, etc.), but his true passion is fly-fishing. He plies his local rivers in Portland, Oregon, on a weekly basis and has fished throughout the United States, his native England, British Columbia, and Alaska. He lives in Portland with his wife and daughter.
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I would rather see a book where they tell where to fish and spent little money (as an example the book tells you that i f you want to fish rio traful, the only way to do it is going to arroyo verde lodge and thats no true!! you can do it for free if you want..there are accesses by foot or you can reach it by the lake, an there are other private places much more cheaper, but why they dont describe that??). Do not tell me where i can go spending $ 5000 a week because its obvious i could go everywhere with that money!!!!
Here's an example of the kind of lapse that would have been caught had the book been written for hard core fisherpeople. We read, "The South Island of New Zealand is awash with beauty and teeming with trout". And then a few sentences later, "The South Island trouting experience is certainly one of quality rather than quantity. A majority of the rivers simply don't support large numbers of fish. Some of the most fishy-looking water you can imagine may not contain a single fish".
So is the South Island "teeming with trout" or is it not?
Ultimately it doesn't really matter. This isn't a book about information - it's a wonderful collection of vicarious fishing trips. I'd never flicked a fly rod when I got it, yet I was engrossed, transported, and in the end captivated.
The settings range from intimate, "Brown Trout on Letort Spring Run", to grand, "Steelhead on the Dean River". Along the way we encounter tarpon, bonefish, snook, pike, redfish, all manner of salmon and trout, and even something known as a giant trevally that lurks in the waters off Christmas Island.
And the photographs are stunning. I only wish there were one for every destination.
Recommended to wile away a winter's afternoon while waiting for the ice to break.
Having said the above, I have to admit, that I don't regret the purchase of the book. I think that every actively travelling fly fisherman should have it. There is a lot of very valuable information in it, although, quite strongly biased in favor of the USA.
This book could be improved by the addition of more angling-specific content, more photographs (some destinations have no photographs at all), and maps. If it had those things, then it would be a "must" for serious anglers. As it stands, this book will put a smile on the face of virtually any fly fisherman who receives it. What serious angler wouldn't want to fish the remote waters of Mongolia, Russia or Chili--or at least dream about such a trip? And meanwhile, the book provides enough quality locations closer to home in locales from California to Pennsylvania that even a fly fisherman on a modest budget can begin a lifetime checklist.