On Fly-Fishing the Wind River Range

On Fly-Fishing the Wind River Range

Essays and What Not to Bring

Chadd VanZanten, Klaus VanZanten, Brian L. Schiele


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With remote waterways and unpressured trout, Wyoming's Wind River Range is the backcountry fly angler's mecca. In the alpine lakes and streams, trout may approach a dry fly two or more at a time, and an angler can cast for days without seeing another person, let alone another angler. But more than just a place to catch lots of fish, the range is also a place to disconnect from noise and networks and reconnect with oneself. In a series of essays on misfortunate father-and-son backpacking trips, disaffected Boy Scouts, psychotropic deep-woods epiphanies and many other topics, author Chadd VanZanten offers not only a survey of the fishing and history of the Wind Rivers but a tour of personal landscapes as well.


Chadd VanZanten:
Chadd VanZanten is an outdoor writer and environmental editor. He is co-author of On Fly-Fishing the Northern Rockies: Essays and Dubious Advice and many essays on fly-fishing and backpacking. Chadd was named Writer of the Year in 2015 by the League of Utah Writers. When he is not fishing, he is writing. The opposite is also true.