From Oregon up through Washington and down to Northern California "The Rivers of the Cascade Range" will take you places you've never been before.
With The Rivers of the Cascade Range I fulfilled a promise I made to my readers, and to myself – to seek out and fly-fish America's most beautiful wild rivers from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast, from Texas to Montana. Mission accomplished!
By comparison to the prior four journeys this was, by far, the longest (6 months and nearly 3,000 miles) and most arduous. The rains and chill in the rainforests of Washington, the winds of the eastern and coastal mountains of Oregon, and the scorching heat and endless wildfires of Northern California all drained me spiritually.
But at the end of the day I survived and, for me, new species of trout were caught and lots of them. And then there were the rivers. That may be the saddest part of this journey and why I have repeated asked - Will wild, glorious, un-damed, unrestrained, unpolluted rivers exist for your children? – will they exist for their children to fish and enjoy? The Pacific Northwest has plenty of spoiled rivers. It also has some super-stars.
I think you'll like The Real Deal, an account of North Umpqua fisherman and inn-keeper Clarence Gordon as well as An Iconic Fly, the classic Black Gordon. There is also a neat little Foreword by Kimberly Bizon.
Oh yes, then there was the issue of Amazon’s CreateSpace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing. I was informed, as were all those who had learned to self-publish books at CreateSpace, that migrating their older books to KDP would be easy as 1,2,3. It wasn’t. New publishing software had to be learned and KDP's cover templates were all different. That's why the cover draft you see here is vastly different than the prior four volumes of "River Gypsy".
All-in-all I think you'll enjoy this next volume of my American fly-fishing travelogue – The Rivers of the Cascade Range.
Volume 5 is a paperback and will be 8.5" x 11". The interior copy is expected to be around 90 pages. It should be available for purchase at Amazon.com early November 2018.
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