Pub date: April 22, 2011
Finalist, 2012 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award
"We are ready. The first cast: a glinting silver arc over the head of the pool, fly snapping gently as it drops to the surface and is grabbed by current." — Doug Underhill
In a stunning combination of superb colour images and lively personal essays, Salmon Country takes us on an excursion along New Brunswick's famous salmon rivers. Marrying the words of Doug Underhill and the photographs of André Gallant, Salmon Country explores the people, the rivers, the traditions, history, and mythology of this sport of sports.
And there's drama around every bend in the river. Underhill tells of becoming one with the river, of treading deep pools, of wading shallow rapids and gravely shoals in search of the king of fish. Gallant shows the splashy thrill of the catch, breathtaking treecanopied rivers, and the people who make the experience memorable.
Written with keen observation, wit, and verve, Salmon Country brings to life a world centred on fly-fishing and pays tribute to all who share the joy of fishing the Miramichi, Restigouche, Nepisguit, Cains, and Saint John rivers.
"Stunningly beautiful . . . Andre Gallant's photos rival any that have been previously published . . . Salmon Country is a book that every fly fisher will want in his or her library." Martin Silverstone, Atlantic Salmon Journal