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the anglers coast

anybody read this book.
I know they made a movie, I believe it was called
anglers of a lost coast.
am I correct in my assumption,so how good is the book.

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Anglers coast was written by Russell Chatham. It focuses on the Northern California steelhead and salmon scene from Mr. Chathams point of view. A good part of the book deals with the stories and life of Bill Schaadt.
The movie you are thinking of is Rivers of a lost Coast. Its a film by Justin Coupe and Palmer Taylor. It covers the Rivers and fisherman of Northern California in great depth. There are numerous interviews with many of the men who were pioneering fly fishing on these rivers . And Russell Chatham appears in the movie quite a bit. This movie is extremely well done. A lot of time and hard effort went into the making of this movie. Its a must see.
If your interested in the history of Northern California steelhead/salmon fly fishing you need to see the movie. And I would also recomend reading anglers coast. Kevin
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I agree with Kevin- I picked up the book when I was a shop rat 30+ years ago, then the new, expanded edition when it came out. Chatham writes as well as he paints, and is a great story teller.

The movie is really well done, that from someone who is not a big fan of a lot of the new fly fishing movies. There is good coverage of the issues that destroyed the rivers of California. The footage and stories of what the runs used to be will break your heart, but the country is beautiful.
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I watch the movie twice per month,, and never grow tired of it. I think everyone who fishes for salmon or steel should be made to watch it...just to show that NOTHING should ever be taken for granted!!
Anyone have a copy of Mr Chatams book? I'd love to read it if it's half as good as this movie.
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Did I read somewhere that you found a copy?
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I did find one,, but i have a book-club friend who asked if i find two to let him know. Do you have a copy?
Can't wait to read this!!!
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I do but

not for sale. Just was responding to your request for a loaner.
I just got back from the Smith River. It's been a while since I read the book. Started it again last night.
I'm a displaced Alaskan with strong enough ties here in Norcal to force me to be here at least part of the year. Fortunately, there still remains a salmon and steel head fishery or two around worth driving to. The Russian River is my back yard but I rarely look down when I cross the bridge heading somewhere else. Chatham does a great job of describing how it once was.
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I have a virtually new copy of "Anglers" in my library that I would sell. Just can't get up for it. I'm wanting the Waller book. Paid $35, several months back. $25, buyer pays shipping.
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Kevin's post is pretty accurate re-the book. I got it used at Chatham's gallery in Livingston, Mt 10 or 15 years ago. It's a nice read and one which I return to often to refresh my memory of what the West Coast fishery was like before it went so wrong!
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just finished DARK WATERS, r.chatham,
didnt feel it was as grand a book as anglers coast.
haig-browns seasons of a flyfisherman is pretty great ,especially the fall season in the book.
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My copy finally made it here from germany. Looking forward to sitting down with it this weekend.
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