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"Steelhead Fly Fishing Nez Perce Country: Snake River Tributaries" by Dan Landeen

pb; 112 pages. 2006; Frank Amato Publications.

By an accident of geography, two major tributaries of the Snake River converge about 25 miles apart, one, the Clearwater, flowing across the narrow width of Idaho, the Grande Ronde descending from Oregon across the s.e. corner of Washington. Starting in the 1940's, a small number of fly fishermen discovered the angling potentials of these streams, and the Snake River between them. A rich local history of outstanding sport gradually grew and deepened.

Dan Landeen researched and interviewed dozens of these pioneers, and presents their hard-won and enviable experiences here. These genuine experts came to widely divergent conclusions as to flies, fly tackle, and presentations. But the truth is in here, somewhere.

Illustrated with copious color photography. The flies shown here almost never match the tying recipes, an editing shortcoming of this and many other books. Most of the flies are crudely tied, and frequently show signs of hard use. These flies may not be "Hooks, Feathers and Floss"-quality, but they have tons of mojo.
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Those of the younger generation upon reading this book may have no idea what we have all LOST! Not that long ago these steelhead pioneers experienced fishing that is long lost. READ this book, to gain a perspective on what was, and yet could be again with enlightened management, and perhaps some missing dams on the Snake river!
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Those of the younger generation upon reading this book may have no idea what we have all LOST! Not that long ago these steelhead pioneers experienced fishing that is long lost. READ this book, to gain a perspective on what was, and yet could be again with enlightened management, and perhaps some missing dams on the Snake river!
seems like a tradgedy to me. The North Fork...Dworshak dam...and the Ahsakha hatchery... lived in Lewiston some 25 years ago and fished the area a bit. Caught a few steelhead but not many, at that point the selway, locksa and K creek were more interesting to me. There was a flyshop on the upper side of Lewiston, Twin rivers anglers I think, run by Joe Norton (he had a Ducati...not a Norton), anyone remember that shop or know where Joe is?

When the Columbia is warm I get shots at those B run fish on my home water...I'm glad I have cold water! I'm sorry Dworshak exists.

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I have lived in the region for the last two years, and fished there for the last 4-5 years. I found the book, entertaining, but pretty blown up as far as the numbers were concerned.
I see no "tragedy" whatsoever...
That book has some numbers that i found very unbelievable-



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fishmhard --- Sorry you didn't fish it earlier than five years ago! Perhaps if you had you would understand the numbers better and wouldn't posted what you did.

It would have been good for you to have been there and actually fished it earlier than you have and met some of the folks in the book and understood the history better than you do presently.

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what.....without Dworshak we wouldn't have that stunning run of kokanees up the North Fork......
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fishmhard --- Sorry you didn't fish it earlier than five years ago! Perhaps if you had you would understand the numbers better and wouldn't posted what you did.

It would have been good for you to have been there and actually fished it earlier than you have and met some of the folks in the book and understood the history better than you do presently.

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You are correct actually, it's a huge tragedy, and there is no reason for anyone to recreate in this area any longer , I couldn't agree more, I stand corrected, felps is as always, spot on-



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Rolf,

Twin River Angler was the shop.

Fishmhard,

It is an EPIC TRAGEDY killing off the biggest run of wild double digit sized summer steelhead in the world. Stop being myopic. It is the biggest hogwash dam in the entire system. I am not saying the river isn't still worth fishing. Or that it isn't a great river. But it isn't even a fraction of a millionth of an inch of what it was when it was a wild river with wild steelhead.

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Remove all hatchery fish and it would be interesting to see what people think of the current state of the of the Clearwater. Also the perspective of the biologist that worked on Clearwater for years believes the B run fish no longer exist. Truly a tragedy.
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Wild B's have never gone extinct from the CW. And yes they are still there, some years better than others, to be caught with a fly. It would be very interesting if the hatchery pollution were removed from the spawning redds.
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That's your opinion looking at it strictly from the wild steel head point of view, looks like the myopic view is in your corner to me . When you look at the whole picture, there are some other benefits to the area from the dam, that's the point i was making - Obviously most, if not all here wont see it that way here . I'll define tragedy the way I choose , the loss of innocent human life fits my definition better , not a dam being put in -



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it is about the fish

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This forum is all about spey casting and fishing, especially for steelhead so what is your point other than being critical again! Maybe if we could understand what you mean in this last post if would help. What do you mean about loss of "human life" and what does that have to do with the dam and the book that started this review?

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The title of the thread is under the section, "Book Review". By definition, it is a critical appraisal, hence one's opinion. This site is about spey casting/fishing . So why the pissing contest? Can't opinions be stated in such a way that it is not an attack?

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Back to the book

I have read this book several times and have always found it informative as to some of the history of fly fishing the area and the fish being pursued.

It is not a perfect book, but I think it does a very good job of laying out the history, surroundings, and the folks involved early on up to the present.

Good read!

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The book is a nice read showing some perspective of a little history of the area. There is a still a lot of recreation and 'sport' to be had in the region, although like everything in life it does not resemble what it once was. While Dworshak isn't a tragedy in human terms, needlessly eradicating this particular race of fish is still wrong. Thankfully they didn't build another dam at Lenore as was planned. Allowing for a few crumbs to remain.
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