9781555662479

Breakfast at Trout's Place: The Seasons of an Alaskan Flyfisher

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  • ISBN13:

    9781555662479

  • ISBN10:

    1555662471

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: Big Earth Pub
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Summary

"On drizzly August evenings, a bear-fearing man with an eight-weight rod and a large-bore rifle -- a .300 H&H magnum is about right -- could go there and catch silvers, catch them until his forearm wore out. The secret lay in a wisp of a game trail, known only to the hard core, that threaded for a mile through dense black spruce that bristled with the blond, frizzy shoulder hair of passing grizzlies. Often, you could hear silvers before you saw the creek, rolling, tailing, swirling, as silvers will, in the quiet water".

From a roadside cafe with huge rainbows covering the walls to a remote fly-in shanty a willowed mile from an unexplored river that might hold steelhead, Ken Marsh will take you on a flyfishing adventure as only a native who has lived and flyfished his entire life in Alaska can.

You won't find a catered, cozy flyfishing camp with protective, professional guides in these stories. Instead, you'll join Ken and his sometimes crazy, always interesting friends as he flyfishes through the seasons in the real Alaska. For the anglers who live there, f

Author Biography

Ken Marsh is the former outdoors editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Alaska Magazine, where he also created the award-winning "Hindsight" column.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(10)
Spring
Desperate Measures
11(4)
March Madness
15(10)
Gulf Coast Secrets
25(8)
Deep South
33(12)
The First Fish
45(10)
Breakup at Shady Lake
55(4)
The Season of Trout Dancing
59(10)
Summer
Discovering South Fork
69(12)
Summer Nights
81(4)
Russian River Stones
85(12)
Dinosaur Fish
97(10)
One Enchanted Evening
107(4)
Little Mysteries
111(8)
A Road Runs Through It
119(10)
Bloody Knuckles
129(14)
Goldenfins
143(4)
Alaska's Fish
147(8)
Stream Maggots
155(6)
Fall
North Fork
161(6)
River of Questions
167(4)
Three Rivers
171(16)
Just Before Winter
187(6)
October Wind
193(6)
Winter
Fishing the Black Hole
199(4)
A Perfect World
203

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