Traveling With Fly Rod And Reel

By Gary Soucie

Here, in one volume, is everything you need to know to escape the crowded rivers and streams of North America. From Patagonia to Siberia, from Baja to Lappland, renowned angling writer Gary Soucie shares all his tips and secrets for planning exciting excursions to the world's most exotic fly-fishing destinations.

~ Choosing trips, destinations, and tour companies that are right for you

~ Selecting the rods, reels, tackle and gear that travel best

~ Arranging travel documents

~ What and how to pack

~ Getting by in foreign fishing cultures

~ Safety: First, last, and always

~ Checklists, fishing logs, and a special fly-fishing gazetteer

In addition, Soucie includes sharp, witty travel interludes describing his own experiences in far-flung locales.

Gary Soucie is the former executive editor of Audubon magazine and was a senior editorial staff member of National Geographic. He is the author of four books on fishing, an now writes freelance for magazines such as Outside, Men's Journal and Smithsonian. When not angling in Scotland or Chile, Soucie lives in Cheverly, Maryland.


Acknowledgments - xv

Foreword by Ted Williams - xvii

Prelude: Beginning at Baker's Creek - 1

1. Reasonable Expectations - 5
Interlude: Varzina - 22

2. Seasonable Preparations - 29
Interlude: Wrong Time, Right Place - 46

3. Fly Rods for Frequent Fliers - 52
Interlude: Steaming with the Elders - 72

4. Traveling Tackle - 77
Interlude: The Wrong Stuff - 94

5. Kit and Caboodle - 101
Interlude: Yolky Palky! - 124

6. Paper Trails - 137
Interlude: A View from the Bridge - 156

7. Safety First - 160
Interlude: Junior, Charlie, and the Whale - 176

8. When in Rome ...
Postlude: Lord of the Winds

Appendix A: A Fly-Fisher's Gazetteer - 203

Appendix B: The Visual Record - 228

Appendix C: Trip Lists - 233

Appendix D: Fishing Trip Logs - 242

Index - 251