A history of flyfishing in the American Northwest and the anglers who pioneered its development. "The inventions, achievements, traditions, and lore of Western fly fishing are explored in this unique book, which examines the contributions of 23 pioneers and legends from British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. These inventors, innovators, photographers, and writeres helped shape Northwest fly fishing as we know it today and include household names such as Dan Bailey, Ted Trueblood, Zane Grey, Polly Rosborough, and Roderick Haig-Brown, as well as some not so well known, including Harry Hornbrook, 'Mooch' Abraham, and Ralph Olson. Written in an engaging style with plenty of original photographs and fly plates, the book documents the development of new and effective fly patterns, fishing methods, techniques, and tackle, all necessary for the unequaled Western waters and their novel fish - five species of Pacific salmon, Kamloops trout, steelhead, and sea-run cutthroat trout." "Thanks to Jack Berryman, many of western angling's greatest pioneers should become household names among modern fly fishers. I doubt that any other fishing book has ever done as good a job of celebrating the theories, achievements, and adventures of so many great fly fishers." (Paul Schullery).