The Flyfisher’s Guide series of books from Wilderness Adventures Press has been a reliable resource for fly anglers wanting to take advantage of local or far off waters. From mastering your local river to planning angling adventures, these books have been a valuable resource for fly anglers for many years.
A new addition to the series is the Flyfisher’s Guide to Eastern Trophy Tailwatersby Tom Gilmore. Like the guides that have come before it, the Flyfisher’s Guide to Eastern Trophy Tailwaters masterfully takes on a number of prized waters and thoroughly details every aspect of that water with extraordinary detail.
The Flyfisher’s Guide to Eastern Trophy Tailwaters breaks down 40 selected tailwaters from Maine to Georgia and extensively outlines everything an angler would want to know when planning a trip, from what hatches and related flies to consider to where to rest your head at night. No aspect is overlooked, and the book even includes GPS coordinates and where to find the best streamflow data. In addition, the book begins with the biology and seasonal characteristics of tailwaters in general, thus allowing anglers to consider a methodological approach to tailwaters as well.
Finally, the Flyfisher’s Guide to Eastern Trophy Tailwaters is presented in a nice glossy format with color photos that enhances the abundance of fish photos and maps. Well done.