THE WESTERN ANGLER by Roderick Haig-Brown


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British Columbia is certainly the fisherman's paradise. Go where he will it will be hard to find a land with such unlimited resources, such abundant beauty, such a maze of lakes, rivers and coast as well as so much open water. Vancouver Island more than rivals Scotland in the beauty of its lakes, heights, streams and gorges and it's less than two days by plane from New York or a week's easy driving by car. The author is the undisputed authority on salmon and trout out there and his book will be of first importance to anglers the world over. This book, with the exception of descriptions of local lakes, etc., is applicable to salmon and trout wherever they're found under similar conditions. In two volumes -- No. I is in three parts: (A) is broadly speaking an introduction to British Columbia, its physiognomy, trout, salmon and game fish, (B) goes to the interior dealing with the fish, lakes, fauna, tackle, etc. -- while (C) returns us to the coast with its steelhead, cutthroat and rainbows. Vol. II contains Part (D) Salmon from Tyees at Campbell River and Nimpkish, Cohoe salmon, propagation, etc., and (E), six excellent chapters on disease, enemies, equipment, the biologist's job, ethics and a dozen other things on what's ahead and, a corking good finish to an amazingly comprehensive work. This is a book that every serious angler for salmon or trout will want to own and study. It is in the technical class -- so don't sell it as fishing stories to or for the man who wants to chortle over a good fish yarn or learn unconsciously through that easy medium. The plates of Western flies and trout will form an specially important part of the set. Make a list of anglers and sell it to them or suggest it to their families or friends as a Christmas gift, and they'll bless you forever.

Pub Date: Nov. 25th, 1939
Publisher: Derrydale