Its no secret to those who know me that I have a bit of a problem when it comes to books. I read lots of them. When I look at my monthly budgets, I have to limit my spending in the book category more often than most people, and that’s just something I’ve had to learn to deal with. So naturally, when it comes to fly fishing I’ve got a pretty serious collection. I’ve given a lot of my books away to new anglers, and some of the classics I’ve bought, given away, and re-bought. Right away when I received my copy of “Modern Trout Fishing: Advanced Tactics & Strategies for Today’s Fly Fisher” by renowned Jackson, Wyoming guide Boots Allen, I knew it was one that I would want to share with my fellow anglers.
|If you fish in the west, you need this book. An excellent perspective on fishing from a modern master.|
Boots Allen is a third generation fly guy, and his guiding chops are bolstered by his three-time high scores in the annual Jackson Hole One-Fly Contest, among other accolades. He’s the kind of guide you want to hire: knowledgable, skilled, and incredibly eager to pass on his knowledge to his guests. Lucky for readers, this same straightforward skill comes through in his writing, and this is one of those rare books that work for beginners and experts alike.