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Terry Thomas

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There's a new book out: I Know Bill Schaadt, A Portrait of a Fly Fishing Legend by Ben Taylor. Bill was a well known steelhead angler on the north coast of California. He had his followers and a fair share of people that didn't like his tactics.
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This book should be a great read.
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Folks - why not swing our absolute favorites?  "Dark Waters" by Chatham - there are many very goo books, but "Dark Waters" is the masterpiece. 
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My Bible is "Dry Line Steelhead" by Bill McMillan.
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What, no Haig-Brown lovers, hard to beat A River Never Sleeps, or Fishermans Fall.

I have just finished "Leaves from a Steelheaders Diary" by John Alevars.

It's a good read, well written and pretty much sums up the way most conservation minded steelhead fly fishers think about rivers, steelhead and everything that goes along with fishing.

The setting is familiar to me,as I have fished the same rivers, however I could not afford the cost of the lifestyle as described, the trips, the lodges the guides, etc. All are way over my budget.

I would recommend reading this book, and the last few chapters are very good.

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Oh I think there is plenty of love for Haig-Brown by many of the members of this forum.
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Not sure why, but Bob Arnold's rambling muses in "Steelhead and & the Floating Line" grow on me more and more as the years pass. In a sport that otherwise burns out a lot of fanatics, Arnold's writing has a tone of healthy objectivity that reads well over and over.

As far Bill Schaadt: for many years, whenever I've faced a difficult longterm or possibly life-altering decision, I've always asked, "What would Bill Schaadt do?"  It has never failed to put me on the right path.
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Chatham writes quite a bit about Bill Schaadt in An Angler's Coast.
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Russ wrote the Forward in the new Bill Schaadt. They were great friends and fishing partners.  
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Where can you buy A Portrait of a Fly Fishing Legend by Ben Taylor?
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I have been trying to get some of these for my shop. I've heard that Kiene's Fly Shop in Sacramento, CA kiene.com

I think Aqua Flies also has copies. aquaflies.com

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Thanks Mike[smile]

When do you think you will have some copies?
Gene Larson

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Poppy, you might want to check on your insurance coverage on "Dry Line Steelhead."  I looked for a used copy on the Internet and found two.  The asking price on one was almost $1,900 and the over $2,600 for the other.  
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When do you think you will have some copies?


I have no idea. I told the wholesaler if he got some copies to send them over but I haven't seem them as yet. 

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I can't find one for sale anywhere, couldn't find anything in then aquaflies site.

If you get any in please let us know.

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