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I came back through the canyon while in Yakima last week to look at all the ice build up on the river and stopped in at Reds to see what they had. I'm a sucker for books so I picked up and bought the book titled above. It was a pretty entertaining read and I decided that there are a lot of fish living throughout the world that I'd love to catch and see in person. The half dozen or so that jump to the top of the list are Atlantic salmon, bonefish, GT, golden dorado, peacock bass, taimen, tarpon and tigerfish.

Fish live in some pretty cool spots.

Then again, there were some places that I have absolutely no desire to fish, but still found it interesting to read about them.

I know I won't make all 50 places; but it'd be nice to hit a dozen or so.
 

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A big tarpon sounds great and @DimeBrite has been uploading some amazing pictures of huge GT's, Kiritimati Island sounds like a good place to go. A Canadian river where I might actually get a steelhead to rise to a dry fly? And maybe a small mountain stream with a Tenkara rod on the slopes of Mt. Fuji.
 

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I have no desire to go out of the Country and fish. I've never been one to travel to far away places. So I can say I've fished in Washington State and Montana. And I'm happy I did.
 

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I have no desire to go out of the Country and fish. I've never been one to travel to far away places. So I can say I've fished in Washington State and Montana. And I'm happy I did.
Hijacking your thread @BDD
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@Old Man - Jim, you sure with all the cold and snow that something like this flat wouldn't be fun? (It was)
 

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Sauk Bar on the Skagit in mid April while wearing a short sleeve shirt.
And all the beautiful runs on the Sauk River itself.....
 

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I'm with you, BDD. Some of those places make me salivate, while others make me pucker. Like any "best places" book, it has geographic and other sorts of diversity (fish species?) in mind that makes it somewhat less about 50 best places and more about 50 places your travel agent wants you to go. I've been to a few of the exotic places in that book, but for my money, I'd rather get to know a few well (as Jeremy has the BC rivers), than simply sample so many diverse places. It is almost impossible to be both successful and get to know places on the sort of one-time trips books of this nature promote. In my opinion, they are more about promoting lodges and guides than fishing.
 

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How about 50 places to fly tie before you die. Here is a teaser for my forthcoming novel.

Flippers Casino, Missoula, MT
NYC Subway, New York, NY
Subway Restaurant, Three Forks, MT
Hardee's, Indiana Tollroad, Gary, IN
Parking Lot, Harriman State Park, ID
Hattie's Hat, Seattle, WA
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Cracker Barrel, Janesville, WI
Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, OR
Chattanooga Billiard Club, Chattanooga, TN
MGM Grand Parking Garage, Las Vegas, NV
In-N-Out, Draper, UT
 
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