America's 100 Best Trout Streams Guide Book

by John Ross (Falcon Guides)
Americaand39;s 100 Best Trout Streams  by John Ross

364pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 156044830X

They fire an angler's dream - Vermont's Batten Kill, Michigan's Au Sable, the Firehole and Gibbon in Yellowstone National Park, Alaska's Togiak, Montana's Rock Creek - and 94 other streams in 30 states. These are the rivers and creeks voted the best places to catch trout in America by members of Trout Unlimited. Each chapter in this book covers one of these 100 waters, describing the river, the species of trout found there, the hatches, the flies and lures that will catch these trout, the best months to go, and even a bit of conservation history. Also included are maps of the streams and the roads that lead to them. John Ross, columnist for Sporting Classics magazine, has fished many of these streams and consulted with many experts. The information he's compiled will make you want to grab your gear and head for one of these rivers. It's the kind of book you'll want on your bookshelf and on your next great fishing adventure.

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Trails from the "America's 100 Best Trout Streams" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Troubled by mine seepage above, the river below Durango is a “Gold Medal” river. Anyone who’s ever driven north from the New Mexico border on U.S. Highway 550 through Durango can’t help but be taken b ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Durango, CO - Fly-Fishing - Trail Length:
... Preview: A controversial berm preserved this bit of dry-fly heaven, albeit for a price. As you stand on the west bank, the Yellowstone is running high, wide, handsome, and brown—brown with meltwater, streaming ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Livingston, MT - Fly-Fishing - Trail Length:
... Preview: TU’s home waters. Ride a narrow riverboat or wade for big browns. Local TU chapters are continuing the effort to stabilize sand banks that threaten to erode and dump suffocating sediments into the riv ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Grayling, MI - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Big stocked trout and stunning scenery. Rising in the shadow of the ski jump for the 1980 Olympics, just to the east of the town of Lake Placid, the West Branch of the Ausable flows some 30 miles to i ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Wilmington, NY - Fly-Fishing - Trail Length:
... Preview: If the Beaver Kill was the cradle of fly fishing, you’ll find its soul on the Batten Kill. Laden with spruce, pine, and occasional larch, the Green Mountains roll through central Vermont spawning scor ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Manchester, VT - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Excellent fishery, though apt to be crowded. Home water of American dry-fly fishing. Best fished spring and fall. Lower sections below Roscoe are often too warm to fish in August. The Beaver Kill has ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Roscoe, NY - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: This river of contrasts yields rainbows in the upper runs and browns below to those who figure it out. Issuing from the base of Clark Canyon Reservoir 20 miles or so south of Dillon, the Beaverhead fl ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Dillon, MT - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Wildflowers, wild trout, and maybe a bit of seclusion (but only midweek) on the cool green pools of a river 15 miles north of the Baltimore beltway. The river has cut its way down below the general la ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Monkton, MD - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Upper reaches hold brookies and among the last fluvial grayling in the continental United States. Lower waters, great browns. With 150 miles of outstanding free-flowing trout water, and much more in i ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Wisdom, MT - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Takes its name from downed and drowned cottonwoods, cover for multitudes of trout. Any trouter who’s skied Sun Valley knows the Big Wood River. For about 50 miles, it flows more or less alongside Idah ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Ketchum, ID - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Classic western tailwater sans solitude. Ask anyone to name the top western tailwater, and odds are that the Bighorn will make a very short list, right up there with the Green below Flaming Gorge and ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Fort Smith, MT - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: A model water agreement brokered by TU ensures the preservation of this magnificent fishery. Generated from snows that cling to the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Pintler Peaks of the Sapphi ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Hamilton, MT - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Perhaps the finest wild trout stream in Michigan. Cold and clear and rising in a swamp of mixed cedar, pine, and hardwood, the Boardman has earned a reputation as a small, fine trout stream. Like most ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Traverse City, MI - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Presidents fish the “real” Brule. You can too. Ever think of Ulysses S. Grant as an angler? He was the first of a handful of presidents that include Cleveland, Coolidge, Hoover, and Eisenhower to fish ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Brule, WI - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Two sections are worthy of note. The lower river upstream from Atlanta is an outstanding tailwater fishery. Don’t overlook the upper river in the mountains near Helen. You can count on the thumb of yo ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Helen, GA - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Big, brawling trout water. Rising in Cashiers Lake in North Carolina, the stream gathers force from a score of tributaries before crossing the state line at Ellicott Rock. The rock was placed there in ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Clayton, SC - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: The oldest of Tennessee’s TVA tailwaters is arguably its best. As a result, the Clinch River has come into its own. Just ask Greg Ensor about his 28-pound-plus state record brown, pulled from the Clin ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Knoxville, TN - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: TU, with an assist from Mother Nature, takes out dam and salmon return to the river. The dam was demolished in 1996, and that fall a few landlocked salmon returned to the river to spawn for the first ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Newport, VT - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Quintessential tailwater. Huge rainbows. Best access by boat. Sinuous, cold, and very green from deep and life-giving beds of aquatic mosses, the Colorado flows past 1,000 foot cliffs of rugged red sa ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Marble Canyon, AZ - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Landlocked salmon, early. Otherwise you’ll have to make do with trout. Independent is the middle name of the folks of New Hampshire’s North Country; they’re as staunch as the granite mountains and the ... From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Pittsburg, NH - Fly-Fishing