In this collection of essays, veteran fisherman Dennis Reid’s beautifully crafted prose and thoughtful approach offer readers an informed and absorbing introduction to some of British Columbia and Alberta’s choicest sports-fishing destinations. From the Rockies to Barkley Sound, from the Columbia River gorge to the Queen Charlottes Islands, the places Reid visits and writes about are known and loved by globe-trotting fishers from all over the world.
There are tales of the "ghosts of summer," summer steelhead that are spotted first by their shadows, of winter steelhead on the swung end of a spey cast, of motor-mooching among the boats gathered at northern saltwater rock walls, of the tug-of-war with galloping halibut.
Conveying practical information in a lyrical style, Reid offers observations and commentary that will appeal to fans of such authors as Roderick Haig-Brown, Trey Combs, James Babb and Nick Lyons. Details about the fishing lodges featured in the essays will be included in an appendix, for those who wish to plan trips to those locations.