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Maps & Guidebooks: “50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish” by Terry & Wendy Gunn

Looking for that perfect gift for your favorite angler? We have the solution! Order “50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish,” which was published September 2013 and features a chapter from Dragonfly Anglers’ owner and angler Rod Cesario. This book was composed of chapter contributions from some of the most exceptional tailwater outfitters and guides, including the Gunns, Pat Dorsey, Craig Mathews, Mike Lawson, Tim Linehan, and a host of others. The book comes complete with 4-color maps, excellent photos, and is laden with expert details on each location, including the information you need to plan your next fishing trip. Learn more about the book and watch this fantastic video about the book: 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish from Kitchen Sink Studios ®, INC. on Vimeo.


Check out some of these reviews below: “I have known and fished with Terry and Wendy Gunn for more than 30 years, in both saltwater and freshwater, in their home Arizona waters and some faraway places like Baja California. They both are classic fly anglers and demonstrate their profound knowledge on the water and on these pages you are about to read. I would feel pleased and privileged to fish with them both, anywhere in this world. Besides the information they personally provide, there are chapters they gleamed from some of the best of the best, John Hazel, Mike Mercer, Mike Lawson, Tim Linehan, Pat Dorsey, Craig Mathews, Dave Brown, and a foreword by my old friend, the inimitable Lefty Kreh. You will enjoy and learn from '50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish.'” - Stu Apte, IGFA Hall of Famer, author of "Of Winds and Tides" "Let's get one thing straight: Fly fishing in America's Lower 48 would not exist as it does today, were it not for tailwater dams. Most of the trophy fish photos and many of the most technically-creative methods anglers now rely upon were created under a spillway somewhere. Nobody, but nobody, is more dialed on the nuances of tailwater fishing than are Terry and Wendy Gunn. And nobody is more connected to others who understand the best places and methods involved in effective tailwater fishing than the Gunns. I know this because the Gunns have done more to teach me about technical tailwater fly fishing than anyone. If you want to play big-league ball and catch large trout, this book will be key. It's the most comprehensive 'where-to' with some 'how-to' I've ever seen. I'm genuinely grateful that they made it happen." - Kirk Deeter, editor of TROUT Magazine, editor-at-large for Field&Stream, and author of "The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp" “Tailwater trout fishing is a very important component in the North America fly fishing scene. Just looking back at my best fishing this summer, all my destinations were tailwaters; the Beaverhead in Montana, the Taylor in Colorado, the West Branch of the Delaware in New York, and the Deschutes River in Oregon. Terry and Wendy Gunn have now cataloged the best tailwaters with appropriate information that will enhance every reader’s fly fishing experience. '50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish' may never leave my tackle bag.” -Brian O’Keefe, Co-founder, Catch magazine “If I were planning a dream trip to fish the Bighorn River or other tailwaters, I'd first buy this book. [This book] has the best information you can find on 56 world-class streams that can make your fly-fishing dreams come true. It's a foundational guidebook to adventure and fulfillment for anyone who enjoys the very best experiences in our sport. The hatches information alone is worth the price of the book.” - John Randolph, Publisher Emeritus, Fly Fisherman magazine “Not many people realize that today most of the best trout fisheries in the lower 48 states are tailwaters, or influenced by dam release. They all have some common elements, but just knowing how to fish one doesn’t guarantee success on another. Wendy and Terry Gunn have identified the best tailwaters in North America and distilled each fishery into a succinct and helpful guide with no fluff—just good solid info. The maps of each river are alone worth the price of admission. If you don’t know much about tailwaters and you like to catch trout, you must have this book. If you think you’re an experienced tailwater angler, you’ll be sorry if you don’t get a copy.” - Tom Rosenbauer, Marketing Director, The Orvis Company, author of "The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide"

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