50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish
50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish, by Terry and Wendy Gunn.

Stonefly Press announced today its newest fly fishing book - North America’s 56 Best Fly-Fishing Tailwater Destinations. The 272-page book was written by Terry and Wendy Gunn the co-hosts of Fly Fish Television Magazine.

The importance of tailwater fly fishing is explained by Lefty Kreh in his foreword for the book: “Tailwaters are the salvation of fly fishing for trout. These are the streams or rivers exiting from dams with the flow dependent on the amount of water released. They furnish a constant supply of clear, cold water necessary for trout and their food.”

Kreh goes on to explain that most trout fishermen mistakenly think all major rivers are located in the West, but he claims “some of the finest are in the East,” and “are among the best trout rivers anywhere in this country and within easy driving distance of thousands of anglers.”

The 4-color softcover book was originally planned to feature 50 of the best Tailwater destinations, but ended up with 56 chapters on individual rivers throughout the United States and Canada.

“After compiling everything, there was just no way to eliminate any [destinations], so we wound up with 56 chapters,” explained co-author Terry Gunn.

Each chapter is divided by region and includes travel and road trips, detailed contour maps of each tailwater, local road locations, river access points and tips and suggestions for gear, regulations, fly patterns and so on. The book also highlights the best bars, restaurants, hotels, campgrounds, and emergency medical services for each region.

North America’s 56 Best Fly-Fishing Tailwater Destinations is currently available from fly fishing shops, book dealers, or directly from Stonefly Press for $34.95.