I just finished reading this book and have nothing but great things to say about it. I know it is outdated as it was written in the early 90's but I really enjoyed reading it. Not knowing much about the Pacific North West I found it to have a wealth of information. Some of the sections on how entire strains of Steelhead were forever lost due to the building of Dam's almost brought a tear to my eye. "Maybe they did but I will never tell" The best part about the book for me was learning a little bit about the various rivers and the history of there Steelhead. Along with the history of the fish was great writing on the men who chased "well still are chasing I hope" them with fly rods and the flies they invented to catch them. I found his writing to be a lot like John Gierach which in my opinion ranks him with the greatest outdoor writers ever. If anyone is looking for a great piece of writing I would highly recommend this book.