Recently I got the new book "50 Best Tailwaters To Fly Fish" by Terry & Wendy Gunn sent to me for a review. As a guy that has spent a lot of time on tailgaters all over the country, I found myself wondering if this book would be a true representation of the best tailgaters or just a regional opinion. I found my answer very quickly as I perused the different rivers outlined in the book. Terry and Wendy did a great job to representing the entire country with detailed pieces on some really great fisheries.
Growing up in Michigan, I thought their write up on the Muskegon River was terrific. Not only was it a good resource for flies, techniques and strategy. But also gave great insight on the area. That's the real appeal to this book, in my opinion. It's a resource for the DIY fisherman that wants to get a feel of a river system. Not just read puff pieces on how big the fish are or how to get there. This is a book that will help you plan a trip to some amazing locations.
As a photo-nerd… I was sold before I even opened the cover. It's worth picking up just for the great photography alone. It's also a big, sturdy book that looks just as good on a coffee table as it does on the dashboard of your '97 Tacoma.
So if someone asks you what you want for Christmas this year, send them to Stonefly Press for this book.