TROUT AND SALMON OF NORTH AMERICA by ROBERT J. BEHNKE
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This beautiful and definitive guide brings together the world's lead
leading expert on North American trout and salmon, Robert Behnke, and
the foremost illustrator in the field, Joseph Tomelleri.
North America is graced with the greatest diversity of trout and salmon
on earth. From tiny brook trout in mountain streams of the Northeast,
to cutthroat trout in the rivers of the Rockies, to Chinook salmon of
the Pacific, the continent is home to more than 70 types of trout and
salmon. How this came to be, how they are related, and what makes them
unique -- and so breathtaking -- is the story of "Trout and Salmon of
The more than 100 illustrations of trout and salmon by Joseph Tomelleri
showcased here exhibit a genius for detail, coloration, and proportion.
Each portrait is made from field notes, streamside observations,
photographs, and specimens collected by the artist. The result is a set
of the most accurate and stunning illustrations of fish ever created.
Robert Behnke has distilled 50 years of his research and writing about
trout and salmon in completing this book. No one understands better
than Behnke the diversity and conservation issues concerning these
fishes or communicates so lucidly the biological wonders and
complexities of their particular beauty.
Also included are more than 40 richly detailed maps that clearly show
the ranges of populations of trout and salmon throughout North America.
An irresistible delight for anyone who appreciates natural history,
"Trout and Salmon of North America" is a master guide to the natural
elegance of our native fishes.
* ISBN 0-7432-2220-2
* 359 pages
* Condition: New in good condition. The outer cover
has been wrinkled a bit and stuff has rubbed up against it - see photo.
The interior of the book, pages are all in perfect shape. No stains,
marks, or folded pages. The back of the outer cover has an old price
tag sticker that is partially removed.
* We obtained it with a bunch of fly tying books,
kits, and materials when we bought out a bunch of inventory from a
sports shop that went out of business.