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Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes
Gary LaFontaine needs no introduction. He was renowned worldwide for his innovative fly patterns, his books, and his enormous influence in the world of fly fishing and fly tying. In this classic work on fishing for trout in the high-altitude lakes of the West, LaFontaine turns his considerable talents to this highly specialized but also endlessly absorbing aspect of fly fi ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by The Lyons Press
(first published December 1st 1998)
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This is the best book I’ve ever read on high mountain lake fishing. I’ve always been a fan of Gary LaFontaine, but this book puts him into legendary status for me. This book was very informative, but he tells enough stories along the way to make it interesting. I can’t believe I didn’t read this book earlier! I want to put on my backpack and head for the alpine lakes right now and it’s still January. Wish we had more from Gary. He died too young.
Even if you're a seasoned fisherman, the fabled angler Gary LaFontaine likely has something to teach you about fly fishing mountain lakes. Beyond simply a how-to guide wit, whimsy, and the ability to weave on heck of a yarn make this an enjoyable read. ...more
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