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TOP WATER: FLY FISHING ALASKA, THE LAST FRONTIER
Author: Troy Letherman & Tony Weaver
Publisher: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, Sep 2004
A fishing book as immense in scope as the state it describes. Each of the 10 major gamefish species is covered in chapters that give species biology & life history & then provide fishing info such as where to look for that fish, timing, tactics, fly theory, rivers & drainages, & gear requirements. Includes steelhead, cohos & sockeyes; giant kings & feisty pinks; vibrant rainbows & surprise grayling; char & lake trout. Full-color t/out, 15 maps; 10.5x9 inches, 300 pgs.
A complete species-by-species guide to the ultimate fishing destination.
Top Water is a fishing book as immense in scope as the state it describes. Each of the ten major gamefish species is covered in chapters that give species biology and life history and then provide fishing information such as where to look for that fish, timing, tactics, fly theory, and gear requirements. From steelhead to cohos and sockeyes, from giant kings to feisty pinks, from vibrant rainbows to surprise grayling, char and lake trout, each chapter finishes with a thorough discussion of the species' range in Alaska with highlights on those rivers & drainages that will interest fly fishers.
Alaska is a dream fishing destination for anglers from around the world. Top Water does justice to those fantasies with more than 100 beautiful and informative full-color photographs. You'll see the natural beauty of the venues these fish inhabit as well as the details of what each species looks like, what kind of tackle you'll need, and what flies will be most effective. Full color maps offer quick reference for where to look for each species.
Top Water is more than a coffee table book; it's a comprehensive and definitve reference work; it's an armchair travelogue and a guidebook all in one. This guide to the fabled state of Alaska should be in every angling book outlet and part of every angling collection wherever that may be.
* Alaska is perhaps the most revered fantasy fishing destination in North America
* Extraordinary photography makes this book a one-of-a-kind ultimate ho-to/where-to guide and arm-chair fantasy fishing book
* Authors are well-known figures in the Alaska fishing scene
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Troy Letherman is the founding editory of Fish Alaska magazine.
Tony Weaver has guided in Alaska for years and is the Council President for the Federation of Flyfishers.
Both live in Alaska.