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Dec Hogan's "Passion for Steelheading"?

Any opinions about this 2008 book?

Thanks.
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its absolutly fantastic. I had already owned some of the other major titles in steelheading (Trey Combs book, Lani's book, etc, etc) and was worried it might be repetative...not at all the case. Its absolutely fantastic and i would highly recommend it. Cheers Chris
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Very good book, especially the story thread on the life cycle of steelhead. Soem good how-to's and techniques, mainly centered to west coast, but generic enough to work elsewhere. Highly recommend as an informative and enjoyable read, great pics.
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Exactly the comments I was seeking. You guys are great!
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One of the best books that I own period!

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I think if you use the SEARCH function you'll find there was a fairly extensive thread about this book starting even from before it was published. It might have been more than one thread, but there's been quite of bit of chatter about it since word went out that it was in the works and extending until well after it finally was available.
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Good suggestion. Here's one link (of several):

http://speypages.com/speyclave/showt...dec+hogan+book
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Hogan's book versus Larsion's Complete Steelheader?

Okay, Dec Hogan's book is awesome. Thanks for the feedback.

Has anyone read Larison's recent "The Complete Steelheader"? And if so, can you compare it to Dec's "Passion"? Thanks!
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I have always had a very hard time trying to describe to people what fly fishing for Steelhead has meant to me, and how it makes me feel.

When I read the opening passage, I got goosebumps, and had my wife read it. I told her that this is how I feel about fishing and what it does to my soul and how it makes me feel like I am soaring......

Dec hit the nail on the head with this one.

Destined to be a classic, all other books on the subject will be compared to this in the future.

BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!

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Okay, Dec Hogan's book is awesome. Thanks for the feedback.

Has anyone read Larison's recent "The Complete Steelheader"? And if so, can you compare it to Dec's "Passion"? Thanks!
No comparison. I could be wrong on this, but I got the feeling that Larison is primarily an indicator fishermen and relied primarily on others throughout the book for information on swinging flies. It also read a little too much like a textbook, and was missing the very thing that made Dec's book so superb---Passion.
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Dec and Trey

Yep,

You should have them on you at all times....lol
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