This fine little guidebook to the best fishing in Yellowstone Park discusses aquatic and terrestrial insect emergences and activity periods, fly patterns to imitate these insects, and effective fishing techniques. Included are specific locations, access points and trailheads, distances, and terrain descriptions. The handy icons located at the beginning of each of the more than two hundred waters discussed provide helpful, at-a-glance information about fish type, ease of access, and wildlife to watch for. This book is required reading for any fly fisher planning a trip to Yellowstone Park - an area that holds more wild trout water for its size than anywhere else in the world. Includes both color and B&W photos and illustrations throughout.
Craig Mathews came to West Yellowstone, MT, in 1979. In addition to The Fly-Fishing Guide, he has authored or co-authored several important books on fishing, including Simple Fly-Fishing with Tenkara. Craig was Fly Rod and Reel Magazine’s “2005 World Angler of the Year,” and Trout Unlimited awarded him two national honors for his ongoing conservation work and for his efforts to protect cold-water fisheries. He and his wife, Jackie, live in Madison Valley, Montana.
Clayton Molinero has explored, fished, and guided on Yellowstone's major and backcountry waters for more than twenty years. He lives in Cody, Wyoming.