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    Default Good book - Nine Passes

    All - I just finished reading Nine Passes by Todd Bruce. It's about his 300 mile trek in the Sierras. His route was inspired by Charles McDermand's fishing trips documented in Waters of the Golden Trout Country. He spent about 30 days on the trail in the heart of Golden Trout country and crossed nine passes in that time. If you have even a passing interest in this stunningly beautiful part of California and the trout it holds I highly recommed this book. It's an easy and enjoyable read and has some good photos.
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    Thanks Rich. It's now on my reading list.

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    On the list. Thank you.

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    That looks like a good one and will have to get it. McDermand's book is fantastic. Couple other good old ones you may all like although not much on fishing is "High Odyssey" by Orland Bartholomew & "1000 Mile Summer" by Colin Fletcher. Couple of High Sierra Classics!
    Defiant mountains beckon me
    To glory and dream in their paradise.

    Walter "Pete" A. Starr, 1933

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    I just finished reading this book. It was great. Although following McDermand's book from a Geographical point, it reminded me more of "Fishing the California Wilderness" by Mike Hayden which is another old time classic. Read that one cover to cover at least a dozen times as a young kid. Well done Todd Bruce! Another East Bay/Diablo Valley original with passions and daydreams of the High Sierra Trout.
    Defiant mountains beckon me
    To glory and dream in their paradise.

    Walter "Pete" A. Starr, 1933

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    I really enjoyed the book as well. And even hunted down a copy of McDermand’s book and burned through that one way too fast as well. Couldn’t help to think about how much our Sierra fishery has changed over the years, and even in my lifetime. Now I’m looking for those old, “heritage” Sierra flies like Mac’s favorite, the Cutthroat.

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