MONTANA FLY FISHING GUIDE VOL II: EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
Author: John Holt
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Apr 2002
Includes full descriptions of every major river & how to get there, when to fish, & what to fish. Beaverhead, Big Hole, Gallatin, Madison, Missouri, & Yellowstone. 50 photos; 8.5 X 11, 276 pgs.
Montana offers fly fishers more than a little bit of everything. From classic rivers holding trophy rainbows and browns to high-country wilderness lakes filed with unsophisticated native cutthroats, out to high plains reservoirs and their own windswept version of this sometimes arcane pursuit, Montana present several lifetimes of angling experiences.
With so much to fishand so little time to do sofly fishers need John Holts Montana Fly Fishing Guides, East and West. Both are irreplaceable references that offer everything a fly fisher needs for the ultimate Montana fishing experience. Here is concise, accurate information for out-of-staters confronted with a mind-numbing variety of choices and those fortunate Montanans looking to expand their horizons on quality waters waiting quietly over the next range of mountains or hiding in some out-of the-way coulee.
Full descriptions of every major river
Descriptions (how to get there, when to fish, and what to fish) of all important streams and lakes within the major drainageshundreds of waters
Great maps of all drainages
Hatch charts for important mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies
Comprehensive fly recommendations for each major water
John Holt has turned his gonzo, exploration-driven approach to flyfishing into a boon for other anglers.
Daryl Gadbow, The Missoulian
Without exaggeration, this is the most complete book I have seen on any fishery, ever. I can hardly wait until he gets east of the divide.
Steve Bodio, Fly Rod & Reel, on West of the Continental Divide
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Holt, one of the countrys premiere outdoor writers, provides the most comprehensive list of rivers, streams, creeks, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs available anywhere. Each has been cross-checked with the latest data available from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and from interviews with scores of guides, fly shop owners, fisheries biologists, and hard-core anglers. The result is an unrivaled asset that will make any fly fishers Montana experience richer and more fulfilling.