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Fly fishing the mountain lakes
LaFontaine, Gary.
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Helena, Mont. : Greycliff Pub., [1998]

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xi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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SH317 .L34 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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An amazing book of techniques and strategies that will change where, when, and how anglers fish mountain lakes.

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Library Journal Review

Stillwater lakes set high in Montana's mountains present challenges above and beyond those encountered by more traditional stream and river fly fishers. Most moving waters offer a more predictable fish habitat and don't require a pack animal and great stamina to reach with suitable accoutrements for a few days of fishing and camping. LaFontaine's expertise comes from years of experience and study in this environment‘he is the author of several fly-fishing books and a frequent contributor to fly-fishing magazines‘and he shares his wisdom and joy on every page. Chapters alternate between humorous anecdotes and practical advice on angling techniques and strategies that can be used to advantage from the spring thaw 'til the winter ice-up. Chester, "the world's smartest fishing dog," is a featured laugh-getter in several passages. Recommended for large fishing collections and where regional interest warrants.‘Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Preface: Summer of Discoveryp. xi
Chapter 1 May 11th--The first scramble for ice-out; a day at Ramshorn Lakep. 1
Chapter 2 Ice-Out Strategiesp. 5
Chapter 3 May 13th--Getting in shape; how to knowp. 18
Chapter 4 Priming on the Valley Lakesp. 23
Chapter 5 June 1st--Going crazy; the World's Smartest Fishing Dog (#1)p. 37
Chapter 6 From the Bottom of the Food Chainp. 41
Chapter 7 June 24th--Getting in; finally in top shapep. 49
Chapter 8 Equipment for Stillwater Tacticsp. 60
Chapter 9 July 19th--No-trail hikes; hitting the bonanzap. 71
Chapter 10 The Magic Winds of Summerp. 78
Chapter 11 August 4th--The World's Smartest Fishing Dog (#2); the Slough Pig and a monster brownp. 88
Chapter 12 Summer Strategiesp. 96
Chapter 13 September 10th--A day at Gold Lakep. 113
Chapter 14 Fly Selectionp. 120
Chapter 15 October 8th--The World's Smartest Fishing Dog (#3); catching a 10-pound trout my wayp. 144
Chapter 16 Ice-Up Strategiesp. 150
Book Listp. 165
Indexp. 171