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Author: Thomas R. Pero
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-9746427-7-0

The 100 top-producing dry flies, nymphs, streamers, midges, terrestrials, scuds & sowbugs, emergers, & eggs for the fine lakes & rivers of Montana as chosen by six noted fly designers & knowledgeable anglers. Full color t/out; 5x7 landscape format, 200 pgs.

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Featuring superb close-up color photos of an authentic recipes for tying the best 100 traditional and innovative trout flies for Montana waters - in one handy volume. Photos by Ted Fauceglia.

This is the first in a new series of pocket guidebooks. A complete collection of the 100 top-producing dry flies, nymphs, streamers, midges, terrestrials, scuds & sowbugs, emergers, & eggs for the fine lakes & rivers of Montana as chosen by six noted fly designers & knowledgeable anglers: John Bailey of Dan Bailey, Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Dean Reiner of Hatch Finders Fly Shop, Duncan Oswald of Montana Fly Company, Marty Downey of Riverborn Fly Company, and Michael Hoiness of Yellowstone Fly Goods.

Nationally known fly-fishing writer, editor and publisher Tom Pero was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, and grew up in nearby Taunton. At 18 he became the youngest chapter president in Trout Unlimited (TU) history when he started the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter. During the 1970s his early writing helped focus attention on the neglected salter brook trout fishery and the developing sea-run brown trout fishery on the Cape.

In 1977, at age 23, Pero was named the first full-time editor of Trout Magazine, the national publication of TU. He used his 16 years at Trout to make the magazine exciting and influential. Twice it was named Conservation Magazine of the Year, beating out magazines with substantially larger circulations and reputations such as Audubon and Sierra. He introduced the legendary trout biologist, Robert Behnke, to readers of Trout in a popular column. In recent years he founded the magazines Wild Steelhead & Salmon and Fish & Fly, both of which also won critical acclaim for excellence in journalism and graphics.

Pero moved from New England to the West Coast in 1984 and now lives outside Seattle.

During the last three decades nearly all the famous fly-fishing writers have written for Tom Peros publicationsincluding Thomas McGuane, Nick Lyons, Lefty Kreh, Dave Whitlock, Lee Wulff, Joan Wulff, Datus Proper, Ernest Schwiebert, Art Lee, Paul Schullery, John Gierach and others. Once, when working on a story about Atlantic salmon restoration during the 1980s, he approached Red Sox great Ted Williams on the banks of the Miramichi River in New Brunswick for a quote. The notoriously gruff Williams said, I dont like writers. I know, replied Pero, but I fish. He got the interview. Peros lengthy talk with the reclusive Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate of England and an avid angler, caused a sensation in the British and European press when published just after Hughess death in 1998.

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